How to Grow Taller / Increase Height Blog - Part 1

Can you really increase your height with stretching exercises and posture improvement?

As a 5ft 6" male, I have experienced first hand how being shorter can hurt you in some aspects of life. I am 26 years old, with an athletic build and go to the gym 3-4 times a week and play ice hockey.

The fact that I play a sport dominated by big guys has seemed to put a complex inside of that has motivated me to find out if someone can really grow taller through height increase programs.

Let me just say that I am not selling any products, nor am I affiliated with any height increase companies. The reason I have developed this series of entries is to offer my first hand experience of my attempts to grow a few inches taller.

My target goal is to be 5ft 8" barefoot. Before I began a series of exercises and stretches, my height was 5ft 6 1/4" barefoot. So I am looking to gain 1 3/4" inches.

When I was 19 I bought a book from called "How to Increase Your Height Program", it was a guide that has a bunch of steps to help improve your posture and condition your body for a series of stretches with the intent to gain a few inches in height. I was able to find a web version of the book online that you can use as a reference. The links are posted below.

One thing I was negligent about was actually following the program and I never really gave it a true chance, but now being older, more patient and dedicated, I have decided to give another try with addition to some other resources I have found.

In addition to following the guide, I will be also adding other exercises into my routine to help aid in my height increase.

From my research, it appears height increase requires:

1. Good Posture
a. This will require a series of posture improving exercises to keep your posture straight. Good posture = More inches.

2. Nutrition
a. Obviously eating well plays a huge part in growth, for me I take 2 multi-vitamins daily from GNC and drink Muscle Milk to aid in keeping a high level of protein in my system. There is much more to this, but this is my current regimen.

3. Exercise
a. I try to exercise 3-4 times a week, doing light cardio before to weight lifting. In addition to working out in the gym, I play hockey a minimum of 2 times a week.

4. Stretching Exercises
a. I will be performing the exercises outlined in the book located here [Click Here]
b. In addition I will be performing posture exercises outlined here [Click Here]

This is the first of a series of entries I plan to post, to follow me on my findings, please check back often and if you look into the "Related Solutions" area, you can constantly stay up-to-date with new entries I post.

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