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Simple Unexpected Exercises That Give You Naturally Taller Height Growth

Updated on January 22, 2015

Mystery of Height

Height is not new to the science field of research. It has been extensively studied in attempts to explain the difference between gene expressions in different people. Why is my neighbor, brother, parents taller than me? The truth is, despite all the advances of modern technology, genetic material is not fully understood. Even today, the exact chromosomes are still not known that contribute to height. As many as 20 genetic markers influence height with scientists believing chromosome 8 as largely influential.

Height is polygenic (many genes working together) and influenced by your environment. Science has not yet reached a point to safely, and ethically allow for gene mutation in humans. So the gene side of your height is safely locked away in your body. You can see what kind of heritage your parents are gifting you with this developed equation that tries to predict adult height.

Mother height + Father height + 5 inches (boy) or - 5 inches (girl)


Divide by 2

Even this formula is known to vary in accuracy with a 4-inch margin of error.

What is the relationship between height and exercise?

The exact relation is unknown. Human trials to isolate very specific factors for height, such as exercise, have ethical implications. A researcher would have to control all other height factors such as diet and test for the large duration of a lifetime. To deprive a subject of certain human needs for the progression of science goes against the guidelines and laws of all research centers. Instead, research using certain animals has been proposed and executed. Early findings indicate that physically fit animals grow longer bones. Further exercise stimulates the release of human growth hormone and testosterone, both instrumental to growth development.

Can I stunt my growth by exercising too much?

This belief is a myth. Growth is only stunted when the body is not given high-level nutrition to go with the strenuous exercise. A body is motion needs to be fueled with certain nutrients. This is why athletes and even movie stars preparing for a physical role have a very stringent diet. To pack on muscle weight, actor Mark Walhberg ate 10 – 12 meals a day to accompany his exercising. Only when you are depriving yourself from essential nutrients, especially during the important age of puberty does exercising negatively impact your growth development. In this case, you are putting too much strain on your body and not giving it enough fuel to develop properly.


Mark Wahlberg Training for Pain and Gain

Health Foods My Diet Needs For High Intensity Growth Workouts

  1. Stock up on Protein Powder: lose fat easier while preserving muscle tone, reduces hunger, helpful in preventing certain cancers, shown to combat depression and improve digestive problems.
  2. Eggs: essential amino acids, 6 grams of protein in large egg and 13 different vitamins such as letein, zeaxanthin and choline.
  3. Flaxseeds: Protein and fiber source. Reduces hypertension, fights against skin cancer, high cholesterol, depression and liver disease.
  4. Lean Protein: Chicken, Fish, Beans, Tofu are essential for your body. Exercising breaks down muscles so they can be rebuilt better. Protein is essential for this process. Recommended is 0.8 – 1.3 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
  5. Leafy Greens: Kale, spinach, romaine lettuce all provide vitamin K, lutein and a natural source of iron.


What are some height stimulating exercises I can do?

Swimming is a whole body stimulating exercise with many benefits. The breastbone stroke has long been considered the optimal movement to stimulate height growth in the water. Having a high intensity swim session with develop muscle strength as well as stimulate the body to grow taller. The balance of timing breathing and water strokes strengthens lung capacity and targets chest and shoulder growth. The key factor is resistance. Water is the easiest resistance that unlike other weights pushes back on all parts of the body. This all over attention also improves backbone posture.

Bar hanging this exercise is great in allowing the force of gravity to stretch out and release tension in the spine. The downward pull decompresses the vertebras between joints. When working with any kind of equipment, especially bars, it is crucial to follow the proper form. Your body should be hanging on the bar, with enough space to allow 360 degrees full body extension. When hanging on the bar, keep a firm grip on the bars but relax the rest of your body. After you have become comfortable with this exercise, ankle weights can be added slowly to increase pressure.


Two Legs Straight Up

Yoga is a popular form of exercise, tailored to provide a mind-body awareness that is very important to grow taller. Alignment of the spine with all other parts of the body is needed to prevent stooped posture. Most recommend the Cobra Stretch to stimulate height. An alternative to that exercise is the Two Legs Straight Up. Palms facedown on the mat so that the muscles on the leg are forced to raise themselves in a high position. Feet are kept straight and together for 3-second repetitions.

Rope Skipping

Skipping is a heart pumping exercise. When you skip, you are alternating your legs by keeping it on and away from the ground. It is also a high-speed activity. While skipping the entire muscles and ligaments in your body are stretching and contracting. This causes them to be elastic and eventually they stretch.

When you are skipping your body is completely erect stretching the spine and the back muscles too. The constant bending of the knee while skipping causes the calf muscles to expand vertically.

Skipping also adds to bone mass by making them longer. That is why skipping can help in gaining a few inches.

Another effect of skipping is that it makes our entire body slimmer. When you have a slimmer body, you look taller.



This is the most effective exercise for height as it provides resistance to the bones. Sprints are the highest intensity exercises, as they require intense bursts of movement over short periods of time. This sudden escalation of movement sends a signal to the pituitary gland to release some human growth hormone into the body. Now, all exercises send this response but sprinting will get you the most repeated response due to the nature of the activity. Sprinting is an on/off/on/off exercises that will reproduce the body starting a workout over and over again in one sitting.

Other research has indicated that sprinting can cause micro-fractures in the ankle area of the tibia. Anytime a bone is fractures, osteoblasts come in and synthesize new bone. Over a period of time, this means more cellular growth in that area leading to small progressive height gain.


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