Today’s article is about 3 exercises you should avoid if you want to grow taller.
- Overhead presses
These exercises can potentially compress your spine – especially if done incorrectly – as most people do.
They are not squeezing and feeling the muscle like you are supposed to. They just lift it up and down, up and down – and that is causing a lot more compression to the spine on the bottom.
The biggest issue with this is that it’s causing a lot of stress on your nervous system.
When you are growing – your nervous system is already under stress. These exercises put additional stress on it – and the cortisol goes up. You don’t want that at any age.
As cortisol levels go up – your body shuts down. It’s in survival mode. You are not sleeping well.
When you are not sleeping well, eating a lot of junk foods, and drinking a lot of energy drinks – you are not creating the hormones you should. And now you are compressing your spine with all the incorrectly performed exercises.
With all of that – your cortisol goes up, your testosterone goes down, your estrogen goes up – and estrogen makes your bones fuse earlier – which keeps you shorter.
Instead, you can do one-leg squats – which are very effective at building muscles and not compressing your spine.
If you want to keep working out for a long time and look and feel good – preserve your joints and spine.
If your goal is to grow taller – I have a special link for you: “The Secret To Growing Taller”
And one specific exercise which can help you grow: “#1 Exercise For Growing Taller”