Back Exercises To Get Taller
1. The Drop
This exercise can easily gain from 1-1.5 inches and its the simplest of them all to do. You simply need to hang your body down from a height. Whether you hold onto a pull up bar, goal posts, a tree, bus shelter - anything at all. You just need to hang for a few minutes at a time. This gives the discs in your spine time to decompress. It's also great for re-aligning a bad posture as your body is being stretched into its natural shape. This is using gravity to get taller rather than letting it pull you down.
2. Indian Push Up
This exercise goes by many names including the Hindu push up and yoga press up. As you may have guessed it develops from an Indian yogic movement where you simply push your self in an arc so rather than going in a straight vertical motion you go from back to front too, in an arc.
3. Full Body Twist
The idea with this movement is to rotate the spine and this is a movement people will sometimes find a little difficult as the spine has grown very stiffer over the years. The lower back especially is problematic in office workers from compression due to our seated position most of the time.
Stand in a door facing the frame of the door. Plant your feet firmly on the ground and using the frame as a lever push your body around as much as it will go. Its important to push your head too and stretch your entire spine from top to bottom. Do this right and left to ensure balance.
Lying on your front with your face in the floor (keep your neck straight). You'll feel your shoulders and arms pull down to the the floor due to gravity. Lifting your arms and shoulders completely off the floor for ten seconds or more then lower them carefully back down. Repeat this five times every evening you will gain an inch after just 3 to 4 weeks. This works by working a muscle that is often very weak in most people. The muscles in the center of the back becomes weakened due to being at office desks all day and hunching over machinery. When it gets weak it lets your body sag and you lose inches.
5. Plenty of Sleep
The final exercise isn't quite so vigorous as there's far more to getting tall through exercises than just this little selection but I wanted to finish with one of my favourites. Sleep is fantastic at increasing height but you need to get enough of it to truly benefit. You've probably heard that during sleep you get taller as your spine decompresses. This is true but if you do not get enough sleep then your mood and lack of proper spinal recovery will cause you to hunch, ruin your posture, compress your internal organs and ruin your chances of getting taller. Getting at least 7 but preferably 8 hours of sleep per night are essential to get the ideal height you want.