How to increase height after 25 years
How to increase height after 25 years

Are you over 25 and would like to increase your height? In a new article, we will tell you how this can be done, and also share exercises that will help you "grow up" without leaving your home.

How to increase height after 25 years
How to increase height after 25 years

We all know that a person grows up to a certain age (girls - up to 18, guys - up to 24 years). After the growth stops. Is it possible to grow up after 25? To answer this question, you need to understand the growth process.

Why are we growing

A person grows by increasing the length of the bones. And this process lasts until the complete closure of the growth zones of the bones - the cartilaginous zones in the spine and at the ends of the tubular bones. As long as there is uncoated tissue in these areas, a significant increase in body length is possible under the influence of growth hormones. When cartilaginous zones ossify with age, this will hinder further growth.

It turns out that it will not be possible to grow up by lengthening the bones after 25 years, except with the help of surgical intervention. But it is possible to "stretch" your body by a few extra centimeters. And it's not too difficult.

How to increase height

This can be achieved by stretching the intervertebral discs. The thing is that the human spinal column consists of 24 vertebrae, the sacrum and the coccyx. Intervertebral discs are located between the vertebrae, which perceive and absorb the load and ensure the flexibility of the spine due to the fact that they consist of cartilage-like tissue. And if it is cartilage, then it can be stretched, which will lead to an increase in the length of the trunk.

How to increase height after 25 years: the structure of the spine
How to increase height after 25 years: the structure of the spine

In fact, most people are 2–6 cm (or more) shorter than their maximum possible height. This is due to the spongy nature of the intervertebral discs, which are compressed under the influence of gravity and great pressure, which can be caused, for example, by poor posture, lifting weights over the head.

Therefore, even if you do regular spinal stretching exercises, your growth will not remain constant unless you correct your posture, stop lifting weights over your head, and strengthen your torso muscles.

How much can you add in growth

Let's count. There are 23 intervertebral discs in the spine. If you stretch each of them by only 3 mm, then in total you can add about 7 cm in height. Not bad, isn't it?

There is a known case when one circus performer could grow as much as 16 cm on stage only by stretching the spine.

What exercises help increase growth

There are many different exercises for stretching the spine, I will highlight only a few of the simplest and most effective. They will be enough to get you started.

1. Hanging on the horizontal bar

Perhaps this is the simplest of all exercises. All you need to do is hang on the horizontal bar and stay in this position for 15-30 seconds. The force of gravity will do the rest of the work for you. It is recommended to practice 2-3 sets daily.

This is how it looks:

2. Traction of the spine lying

How to increase height after 25 years: spinal traction
How to increase height after 25 years: spinal traction

To do this exercise, you need to lie face down on your stomach and stretch your arms and legs so that a straight line forms. Now raise your left arm, followed by your left leg. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds, and then change arms and legs. Take 2-3 sets.

3. Cat stretching

4. Exercise "Cobra"


If you're trying to stretch your spine, don't forget to strengthen your core muscles, especially your abs. After all, the stronger your muscles are, the more they resist the pressure that is placed on your torso due to gravity or poor posture.

And remember: stretching your torso a few centimeters is not difficult, as well as losing those centimeters if you stop exercising regularly.

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