Re: Inversion and Increasing Height
- From: "Steve Freides" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 22:41:31 -0500
<lightbulbs1234@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thanks guys.
> I went to the gym tonight and hung on the chin up bar for a
> while. I did some movements where I brought both my legs up
> so they were parallel with the floor. I don't know if that's
> a good idea.
> Hanging from the chin up bar did stress my shoulders. But it
> would be a hell of a lot easier than trying to find a way to
> hang upside down, since my gym isn't equipped for that and I
> don't have those special boots.
> I definitely "stretched out." At first only my tip toes were
> touching the ground as I hung there. But after a minute I was
> able to stand flat footed while still maintaining the same
> grip on the chin up bar. I'm sure the effect didn't last, but
> if I did it every day, it would be beneifical, right?
> So is hanging by your arms just as good as hanging by your
> legs for deceompression?
> The guy on that sorta kooky website claims that the inverted
> sit ups build up the muscles and discs in the lower back and
> that's what causes the lasting height increase. It doesn't
> seem like pull ups would really do that.
There is no such thing as "lasting" decompression if you don't practice
it regularly, but if you do practice it regularly, the results are
indeed lasting. Be sure you take care of your shoulder - think about
sucking the shoulder down into its socket while you hang to protect the
Leg raises are fine but for decompression, focus on that and nothing
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