How Sprints Can Lengthen Your Legs And Increase Your Height

Regular sprinting can have several benefits to your height if added to daily stretching routines and combined with an overall healthy diet. The question at hand is how to perform your sprinting exercises and in what ways sprints can lengthen your legs and increase your height. To begin with, it is vital to understand that adult bones cannot be lengthened in any way. Once fully grown, your bones are of solid mass. However, lengthening your legs is still possible, as you are about to see.

Did you know that professional baseball pitchers usually have a longer throwing arm? Does this mean that to become a great pitcher, you need to be born with one arm longer than the other? No, of course not. It’s exactly the opposite: professional baseball pitcher have spent thousands of hours throwing the ball. The powerful throwing movement caused their throwing arm to become longer over time.

The same underlying principles apply when we talk about using sprints to lengthen your legs. As we’ve already determined above, lengthening the actual leg bones is impossible after the age of puberty. However, there are small gaps between our leg bones which still allow us to lengthen the legs a bit. Sprinting means pushing your body off the ground very hard, taking long strides and pulling your knees up high. This is like a pitcher throwing the baseball very hard. As you can see, the movements are comparable.

As you are hopefully starting to realize, it is this simple process that can lengthen your legs and consequently increase your height. Another leg lengthening exercise is cycling. By adjusting your saddle so that it is just a little bit too high, you will have to stretch your legs with each push on the pedal. Over time, you will see that you can adjust your saddle even higher. At this point, your legs have become longer – otherwise it wouldn’t be possible for you to reach the pedals on a higher saddle.

What are the best sprinting exercises to lengthen your legs? There are many variations to sprinting. However, as long as you can exercise along the guidelines above, you should see improvement over time. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a specific exercise routine, I can make a suggestion: It seems that short sprints of only 40 to 50 yards (or meters) are sufficient for our purposes. See, we want to do the sprints to increase our height and not to lose weight or become a very fast runner. That’s why we should focus on short and intense sprints without getting injured. So when you do the following sprinting routine, never forget why you are exercising. And most importantly, don’t injure yourself and talk to your doctor before attempting any physical exercise.

  1. Jog for 10 minutes to warm up.
  2. Do 3 Sprints of 50 yards (or meters)
  3. Run on the spot for 5 to 10 seconds. Do this 3 times.
  4. Then do 3 more sprints for 50 yards.
  5. Cool down by walking 5 minutes.
  6. Drink lots of water when you get back home.

Source by Robert Mista