We get asked this question so much that we thought it best to give a full explanation here, so that you can read it at your leisure.
If you’re over 25 and want to grow taller, I’m sorry to say, nothing can help you do that. No supplements can help you increase your height once the growth plates in your long-bones have fused. By age 25, your height is set and there is nothing more you can do about it.
However, if you are not yet 25, then there is still hope, and the secret to maximizing your height potential lies in nutrition, rest and exercise.
The key to growth is Human Growth Hormone and the thing that stops you growing, by fusing (solidifying) the growth plates in your bones is the hormone Estrogen.
Estrogen is produced naturally in the body. Over time, the Estrogen makes your bones hard and unable to grow any more. To make sure you continue to grow for the maximum period of time, you should avoid food, drinks and even supplements that increase Estrogen levels.
Anything made of soya beans will increase your Estrogen levels. So, to make sure you continue growing for as long as possible, you should avoid bean curd (tofu), soya milk and protein shakes containing soya milk protein.
To maximize your height, you need to increase your own levels of Human Growth Hormone. Scientific studies have shown that supplementing with the amino acid L-Glutamine can boost your body’s production of Human Growth Hormone significantly. Best of all, it’s natural and safe and doesn’t affect your production of other hormones.
Once you have enough Human Growth Hormone, you then need to give your body enough of the building blocks for musculoskeletal tissue (bones, muscle, cartilage and ligaments). You need to build stronger muscles, cartilage and ligaments to stretch your body and allow your bones to grow.
A full range of amino acids, especially including L-Arginine, is essential to fuel growth. A supplement like Amino Complex by BodyStrong, gives you all of the essential amino acids you need to fuel your growth to greater heights.
But all of the supplementation in the world cannot help you if you don’t do the right types of exercise.
Exercises that strengthen and stretch the back and leg muscles are very important because these are the areas that control your growth in height.
You should start every morning with 10 minutes of stretching. Sit down on your bed (or on the floor) with your legs stretched straight in front of you. With your legs together, lean forward to touch your toes. You will feel your back and your leg muscles stretching. At first you may not be able to touch your toes (and that means your muscles are in poor condition). But over time it will become easier. Take a deep breath and lean forward to your toes, breathe out and hold your position for as long as you can before returning to an upright position. Repeat this as many times as you can in 10 minutes. You should do the movements slowly and aim to hold the stretched position for longer every day.
Engage in regular sporting activities that require you to jump or stretch. Basketball is the best for promoting height growth. Swimming is also good, especially free-style and breast stroke. If you’re not a fan of team sports, then you can do skipping at home. Skipping for 20 minutes to half an hour a day will make sure your leg and back muscles are getting all the exercise they need.
Finally, before bed every night, do another 10 minutes of stretching like you did in the morning.If you go to a gym, make sure you save some time for back exercises. Sometimes we can be so concerned about other muscle-groups like the abs and the chest, that we forget that the back needs a good workout too. The best gym exercises to workout the back muscles and help boost your height are Lat Pull-Downs, Cable Rows, and Pull-ups.
It’s important to stretch before bed because your body does most of it’s growing while you sleep. And that’s why you should make sure that you get enough sleep every night. While it’s tempting to stay up till late chatting with friends, playing computer games or even studying, actually anything less that 6 hours sleep is damaging your chances of growing taller.
- Amino Complex
- Morning stretching
- Lat Pull-Downs
- Cable Rows
- Bedtime stretches
- Sleep for at least 6 hours every night.
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