For me growing from the spine proved to be a bit harder than from the knees or shin bone, it might not be as time consuming but the little time you do it does tire you up.The whole goal of spinal increasing is to put the spine in traction, basically decompressing it so you can increase the fluid capacity in the disks. This will thicken and strengthen the cartilage along the entire spinal column making it longer and stronger. With a stronger spine, your can better resist the compressive forces of gravity.
Apart from giving you the extra inches you desire, it has been proven to increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase metabolism, reduce tiredness, slow-down aging, smoothen breathing and promote general good health.
Hanging relies on gravity to decompresses the spine lengthen and straighten to obtain height increase. Nothing complicated, just find a bar and hang on it for at least 10 seconds repetitions or as long as you can for 5 minutes a day, you must hang a total of 30 minutes a week at least (the more you do the better). It might be difficult to find a bar at home to hang on to that is high enough, a popular hanging device called Door Gym which only requires a door frame to create your own hanging bar without using any bolt or nails.If you want your back and shoulders to get wider and have that V-Taper, use a wider grip.After a few weeks in you can also accelerate the growth process by using Ankle Weights while you hang, adding extra weight to your body will increase the pressure and pull of the spine.Weightlifting Wrist Wraps are optional but I suggest it if you want to hold on longer and with less pain in your hands.
Body inversion can be done either with the use of an Inversion Table or Inversion Boots. When your body is inverted upside down, gravity stretches both the spine and knee cartilage at the same time. It is likely that you will be able to be inverted upside down much longer than hanging on a bar with hands which only last as long as until your arms get tired. While inversion table is not cheap and requires operating space, it has shown excellent result for those who use it consistently.Hang for at least 10 minutes a day brake it down like 5 minutes in the mornings and 5 at night to get a total of 1 hour (if more even better) a week.One of the things that really helped me is adding weight to myself while inverted hanging using the inversion boots, I held a 40 pound weight plate in my hands while hanging upside down, it was a bit uncomfortable though and I gradually built the weight up, I suggest the use of a Weight Vest as it wont put strain on your arms.
To lengthen your spine while swimming, you should consider doing the breast stroke. It is the ideal stroke because while your legs are kicking one way, your arms are stretching you the other way. Since this is happening at the same time, this helps lengthen your spine as opposed to other swimming strokes. The second reason swimming is good is because being in pool of water effectively neutralizes the effects of gravity on your spine.If you don’t know how to swim breast stroke you can read this article on About.com. To the left is a picture of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps who specializes in breast stroke, check out his spinal column and notice how long and rangy it is.
Raise the bottom part of your bed where your feet are by 2-4 inces in height. This way you use gravity to pull your spine up as opposed to when you are standing and gravity pulls your spine down. With your head below your heart, you will also allow gravity to force better blood flow to your thyroid gland which can help in the production of growth hormone.Start of with a low height maybe 2 inches and add an extra inch every month or so till your reach 5 months, it may seem easy but its hard to get use to sleeping that way.Also one of the most important things is to sleep on your back, it’s proven to work a lot better than sleeping on your belly and don’t forget to remove your pillow as the spine needs to be fully straighten out.
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