This is part 5 of the continuing series on How to increase your Height Naturally …The exercises mentioned below will be used to lengthen your legs :-
• Jumping Rope
Repeated kicking helps lengthen the shin and thigh bone. Have you ever notice how kick-boxers have longer than average legs?
It‘s the same principle as far as baseball pitchers too. Pitchers usually have a pitching arm that is 1-2 inches (2-5 cm) longer than their other arm. Same principle. Repetitive stress forces the bones to lengthen due to the stress. There are only 2 kicks you will have to do in this program. The first one is the basic front snap kick. Just extend out your leg and snap out a kick. The kick will be quick and not go any higher than 2 feet (60 cm) off the ground. Each kick will last less than 1 second. Do 20 kicks at a time on each leg then switch to the other leg. Rest 30-60 seconds after you are done with 20 kicks for each leg. Then repeat the process over again. The second kick is a straight leg kick. The best way to explain this is to pretend you are kicking or punting a football or soccer ball. Kick as high as possible. Each kick will last about 1.5 seconds. Do 10 kicks at a time on each leg then switch to the other leg. Rest 45-60 seconds after you are done with 10 kicks for each leg. Then repeat the process over again.
There are 2 jumps in this program. The first jump is to jump up onto a bench and jump back off. You can do this with both legs or 1 leg at a time. You can get more done by doing both legs at the same time. These will be rapid jumps. Each jump willast less than 1 second. Do 10 jumps then rest 30 seconds.
The second jump will be to jump as high as you can. These are more intense and require more resting. Do a jump then rest 5-15 seconds depending on your fitness level.
For cycling to help your legs to get longer, you will have to ride the bike with the seat raised 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) higher than is comfortable for you. It will be hard at first to ride a bike like this, but keep at it because it is one of the best ways to force your legs to stretch and lengthen. Do 20 minutes of this at a time. A stationary bike would be ideal to use.
Again, do the breast stroke. Most people don‘t have regular access to a swimming pool so don‘t be too concerned if you have to leave this out of your program. If however you do have access to a swimming pool, do 15-20 minutes of the breast stroke over a period of 30 minutes.
Jumping rope puts a lot of stress on your shins if done correctly. Provided you give your shins proper rest, this will help you lengthen your legs. Jump with both of your legs at the same time. Do at most 500 jumps in a session.
There are 2 reasons for doing sprints to get longer legs. The first reason is that intense sprints increase the amount of growth hormone released into your blood. This allows your whole body to grow. The second reason is that sprints are the best way to stress your leg bones. Be careful when doing sprints because you can easily develop shin splints if you overload yourself with too many sprints and not enough rest. For suffient growth, you will only need to do 4-6 sprints of 40-60 yards 3 days a week. If because of weather you can‘t do sprints, then switch to one of the other leg lengthening exercises.