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#What to Eat Part 2

Fats

Fats are very important components of our body. They are the main element in which energy is stored. Providing insulation from hot and cold, they serve as “shock absorbers” for our organs.

Eating foods that are low in fat will allow the body to continue releasing growth hormone. Fats should not constitute more than 30% of your daily diet.

Water

Water is the basic nutrient in our body, and is involved in almost every biological process. Water regulates body temperature, moisturizes skin, maintains muscle strength, and lubricates all joints.

80% of our body is made up of water and we depend on it. We can not survive even a few days with out water

You should drink at least 1.5 liters of water every day. It is very important not to let your body dehydrate.

One glass or plain water with l tablespoon of honey is the first thing you should have in the morning after you wake-up. Drink 1/2 the glass of water, eat honey, and then finish your water. This “morning start” will not only wake you up and give you enough energy for morning exercises, it will also add a few years to your life. If you do not like it in the beginning, try it again. You may find that it grows on you! Drink it every morning for years to come and you will feel much healthier just because of this. Your life will definitely be sweeter!

I do not recommend drinking water during exercise. I do recommend, however, to finish 1 glass of plain water 5 – 10 minutes after exercise (after your heartbeat has slowed down to a normal pace).

Calcium Good for bones and more

Why is calcium so important?

You need your bones to grow and you want them to be strong in order to support the height you will gain in this program, for years and years to come. Calcium is what will make it happen.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is found mostly in your bones, where it gives them strength. The body does not produce calcium, which means that you must get it from your daily diet. That’s why a diet rich in calcium is so important, particularly when bones are growing and developing. Even after full bone development, you still need an adequate calcium intake throughout your life to keep your bones strong and healthy.

Apart from giving strength to your bones, calcium is necessary for many body functions. Practically every cell in your body, including those in your heart, nerves and muscles, relies on calcium.

In order for your body to function properly, the level of calcium in the blood must stay relatively constant. For this to happen, you need to consume enough calcium throughout the day. Otherwise, your blood will “steal” calcium from your bones to maintain the level it requires. Think of your bones as a “bank”. If your diet is low in calcium, your blood “withdraws” the calcium it needs from your bones. When your diet is rich in calcium, you make “deposits” in your calcium “bank”. Over time, if your withdraws exceed your deposits, your bones can begin to weaken and become more susceptible to breaking.

Smoking, alcohol, and caffeine have a negative impact on bone health, especially if your calcium intake is low.

Provided you consume enough calcium, your bones will continue to grow denser until around the age of 30. After that, calcium remains a priority, because you need to maintain your bone mass to minimize gradual loss associated with aging. As you get older, you tend to shrink (especially women). This tendency can be prevented through sufficient calcium intake.

Your bones need regular physical activity to maintain their strength. Exercise helps your body store calcium in the bones, so that the calcium you get from your diet is used more efficiently.

Daily calcium requirements:

Age (Years)

Calcium (Mg)

1 – 3

550

4 – 8

800

9 – 18

1300

19 – 50

1000

50+

1200

Calcium Content in All Food Products

*        =          Source or calcium.

**      =          Good source or calcium.

***    =          Excellent source of calcium.

Calcium Content of Milk Products

Food

Serving

Calcium (Mg)

Rating

Brie cheese

50g

92

*

Buttermilk

250ml (1 cup)

301

***

Camembert cheese

50g

193

**

Cheese, firm such as

50g

350

***

Cottage cheese, creamed, 1%, 2%

125ml (½ cup)

87

*

Feta cheese

50g

254

**

Ice cream

175ml (¾ cup)

140

*

Ice milk

125ml (½ cup)

109

*

Milk, whole, 2%

250ml (1 cup)

315

***

1%, skim milk, chocolate

250ml (1 cup)

300

***

Milk, fortified

250ml (1 cup)

420

***

Milk, powder, dry

90ml (6 Tbsp.)

318

***

Mozzarella cheese

50g

269

**

Mozzarella cheese partly skimmed

50g

366

***

Parmesan cheese, grated

45ml (3 Tbsp.)

262

**

Processed cheese slices:

2 thin slices

42g

256

**

2 thick slices

62g

384

***

Processed cheese spread

45ml (3 Tbsp.)

252

**

Ricotta cheese

60ml (¼ cup)

103

*

Ricotta cheese, partly skimmed

60ml (¼ cup)

136

*

Swiss cheese

50g

480

***

Yogurt drink

175g

186

*

Yogurt, frozen

125ml (½ cup)

147

*

Yogurt, fruit – flavor

175ml (¾ cup)

259

**

Yogurt, plain

175ml (¾ cup)

292

***

Yogurt, fortified fruit – flavor

175ml (¾ cup)

344

***

Yogurt, fortified plain

175ml (¾ cup)

388

***

Calcium content of some combination foods made with milk products:

Food

Serving

Calcium (Mg)

Rating

Baked custard

125ml (½ cup)

157

*

Cheese pizza

¼ of a large

296

***

Chicken a la King

250ml (1 cup)

135

*

Custard pie

1/6 of a pie

146

*

Lasagna

250ml (1 cup)

286

***

Macaroni and cheese (homemade)

250ml (1 cup)

383

***

Milkshake

10 oz.

332

***

Pancakes made with milk

3 medium

179

**

Pudding, vanilla, chocolate

125ml (½ cup)

140

*

Quiche Lorraine

1/6 of a pie

336

***

Rice pudding

125ml (½ cup)

137

*

Soups made with milk such as cream of broccoli, chicken, mushroom, tomato

250ml (1 cup)

189

**

Calcium content of other common foods

MILK – 250 ml                   = 315mg calcium

FIRM CHEESE – 50g     = 350mg calcium

YOUGURT – 175 ml   = 275mg calcium

(  )          Calcium from these foods is known to be absorbed less efficiently by the body.

See how milk products compare to these foods.

Food

Serving

Calcium (Mg)

Rating

Almonds

125ml (½ cup)

(200)

**

Baked Beans

250ml (1 cup)

(163)

**

Beet greens, cooked

125ml (½ cup)

(87)

*

Brazil nuts

125ml (½ cup)

130

*

Bread, whole wheat or white

1 slice

25

Broccoli, cooked

125ml (½ cup)

38

Cauliflower, cooked

125ml (½ cup)

18

Chickpeas, cooked

250ml (1 cup)

84

*

Chili con carne

250ml (1 cup)

(66)

*

Dates

60ml (¼ cup)

12

Figs, dried

4 medium

61

*

Kale, cooked

125ml (½ cup)

103

*

Lentils, cooked

250ml (1 cup)

40

Nuts, mixed

125ml (½ cup)

48

Orange

1 medium

52

*

Prunes, dried, uncooked

60ml (¼ cup)

18

Raisins

60ml (¼ cup)

21

Red kidney beans, cooked

250ml (1 cup)

(52)

*

Rhubarb, cooked

125ml (½ cup)

(184)

**

Rice, white or brown, cooked

125ml (½ cup)

12

Rice drink (fortified)

250ml (1 cup)

300

***

Salmon, pink, canned, canned with bones

½ – 213 g can

225

**

Sardines, canned with bones

½ – 213 g can

210

**

Sesame seeds

125ml (½ cup)

(104)

*

Shrimps, cooked, canned

70g (12 large)

41

Soybeans, cooked

125 (½ cup)

(93)

*

Soy drink

250ml (1 cup)

28

Soy drink (fortified)

250ml (1 cup)

300

***

Spinach, cooked

125 (½ cup)

(129)

*

White beans, cooked

250ml (1 cup)

(170)

**

How to Calculate a Serving

Eating milk products is your best guarantee of getting the calcium you need every day, along with other important nutrients. How many milk products you should eat depends on where you are in your life cycle.

Children aged 4 – 9 years 2 – 3 servings/day

Youth aged 10 – 16 years 3 – 4 servings/day

Adults aged 17 and older          2 – 4 servings/day

What is a Serving?

One serving of milk products contains at least 275 mg of calcium. Not all milk products contain the same amount of calcium. That is why a normal helping of some milk products might give you only ¼, 1/3 or ½ serving as shown below:

1 serving = 250 ml (1 cup) milk

50 g (1” x 1” x 3”) firm cheese

2 slices processed cheese

175 g (¾ cup) yogurt

45 ml (3 Tbsp.) Parmesan cheese

½ serving = 175 ml (¾ cup) ice cream.

125 ml (½ cup) frozen yogurt or ice milk

1/3 serving = 60 ml (¼ cup) ricotta cheese

¼ serving = 125 ml (½ cup) Cottage cheese

There are a lot or good things to say about calcium, but calcium is not so powerful without its “partner” – vitamin D, which enables calcium to build strong bones. Foods rich in vitamin D are fatty fish; milk fortified with vitamin D, and fortified breakfast cereals. Vitamin D can be also manufactured by our bodies from sunlight. The amount of sun exposure needed to produce vitamin D varies with an individual’s skin color and age.

Typically, from 10 minutes to 1½ hours is needed for the body to produce enough vitamin D to reach the fill potential of this “teamwork”. This is one of the reasons why some young people increase their height incredibly during summer time. I want to warn you, however, it can be very dangerous to expose yourself to the sun for long periods of time, because you may get sunburn, heat stroke or worse.

So keep in mind – a game of volleyball on the beach may help your bones to grow!

Phosphorous

Phosphorous is the second most abundant mineral in your body after calcium. 85% of it is found combined with the calcium in your bones and teeth in a compound known as calcium phosphate, the source of bone strength. Phosphorous is also necessary for growth because it is part of DNA and RNA, which carry the instructions for new cell formation. Because it works in conjunction with calcium, it is best to get amounts that balance with your calcium requirements. Recommended intakes of phosphorous are the same as for calcium so that a one – to – one ratio is maintained.

Phosphorous is easy to get because it is present in most foods. It is especially abundant in milk, meat, fish, grains and green vegetables. The real problem is an excess of phosphorous. Too much phosphorous interferes with your body’s ability to use calcium and iron. Most soft drinks are loaded with phosphorous, so it could be a real problem if you drink a lot of soda. When you drink a lot of soda, you get an excess of phosphorous which can block calcium formation in the bones. Milk and plain water should be your most common drinks.

Since meat is so rich in phosphorous, eating too much meat can also block calcium formation. If you are a vegetarian, you will do fine on a diet low in dairy products since you may get calcium from plants without the interference of phosphorous from meat or poultry.

Fasting

The idea of fasting is to allow the insides of your body to take a bath, cleansing itself from all its toxins. This will help to significantly increase growth hormone level. One day of fasting every other week can really make a difference, but before you do this I would recommend that you ask your physician if fasting is safe for your health. Some health problems might not allow you to fast.

For most people, not eating for 24 hours is not an easy task, especially in the beginning. You should prepare yourself for two days before fasting by switching to a light diet. Salads, juices and cooked vegetables should be your preference on these days. Meat, fish, dairy products, and breads should be avoided. As you get closer to the fasting day, you should eat less and less, so that you keep yourself a little hungry.

For fasting, you should choose a day when you are not so busy. During fasting you can drink a lot or water, and at times when you usually have breakfast, lunch and diner, you can drink vegetable or fruit juices.

Schedule your meals

4 – 5 hours is the time needed for insulin to disappear from your bloodstream so that growth hormone can work on building your tissue. This is the period of time that you should wait between meals. Proteins, which are absorbed slowly, should keep you from becoming hungry. Your last meal should be 3 – 4 hours before you go to sleep. Small amounts or protein shake are allowed right before your bedtime.

Sleep

Bedtime is the time when we grow the most, and the amount of growth each night depends on how you prepare your body during the day. Have you ever checked your height before you go to sleep and then again right after you woke up the next morning? If not, try it. You will see that in the morning you will be taller than in the evening. You might be amazed when you see the difference. Some people have a ¼”, some a 2” difference, and some have even more. The reason for this miracle is simple: during the day, when we are in vertical positions, our bones and joints are compressing because of the earth’s gravitation. So, in effect, we are growing down until we go to bed. While we sleep (I hope you sleep horizontally) the earth’s gravitation does not affect us. Our bones and joints will then decompress and the body will become longer.

If during the day you do the exercises I showed you in this course, then your bones will not be as compressed as they would have been without an exercise routine.

So, how does it work? During the night growth hormones are more active than in the day, allowing the body to grow faster after your bones are completely decompressed. If your bones are very compressed, a lot of time will be required for them to decompress and less time will be left for your body to grow.

To maximize your night growth time you need to perform the exercises I showed you (especially the jumping and bar exercises). You should also sleep on a firm orthopedic mattress with a small pillow or better yet, with no pillow. You should make sure to get enough sleep every night in order to maximize this decompression effect. Optimally, you should sleep 8 – 10 hours every day.

One more thing – right before you go to sleep, hang on the chin-up bar for as long as you can.

Well, are you ready to start? If so, the first thing you can do is to measure your height on the wall, doorframe, or any other vertical object that you are not planning to remove or paint in the next few years. You can ask your parents or your friends to hold any object that has a 90 – degree angle (it can be a book) on top of your head, while you are standing straight against this vertical object. Mark your height in pen with a small line and write the date of measurement under this line. This should be the only measurement that you will take during the first year, Don’t check your results during this year. Just set a goal for yourself – how many inches (or centimeters) you want to gain, and do everything you can to accomplish this goal. Say to yourself – “I can do it”, and you will.

The real power is in your mind, not your body

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What to Eat

What do we need to eat? What kind of diet do we need to follow? I want you to know right from the beginning – I don’t agree with the “eating too much or too little” theory. My theory is this: what you eat and when you eat is more important than how much you eat. You should eat as much as you are comfortable with. And if you regularly follow the exercises I showed you above, your body will rule the amounts of food you eat.

In our case, the main goal is to force your body to grow taller, which mostly depends on the level of growth hormone in your body. As I mentioned before, there are three ways to increase growth hormone level:

  • 1)      Through physical activities and the right diet,
  • 2)      Growth hormone – releasing products
  • 3)      By injections of manmade growth hormone.

You already know that I prefer not to go with the last two choices. The natural way may not work as fast, but it is the only safe way to increase you height!

Before I describe what to eat, I want you to understand the process of growth hormone release. I want you to feel confident about what you are doing.

After every meat our bodies go through a three – stage cycle:

1)      In the first hour after eating, our blood sugar rises and insulin (a hormone responsible for the metabolism of sugar) is released, which supports the storage of excess carbohydrates and fat.

2)      After the second hour, release of growth hormone begins and the level or insulin and blood sugar starts to fall. Growth hormone acts to build up muscle and bone protein, with the help of insulin.

3)      Four or more hours after eating, the growth hormone concentrations are still at a high level, while insulin almost disappears. At this stage, growth hormone is braking down the body’s fat, using it as a fuel to create energy.

If the growth hormone level remains low, insulin is free to turn almost every calorie into fat for later use. That is why we are gaining fat! If the insulin level remains low, growth hormone can melt away fat (our energy storage). Insulin and growth hormone are our friends, and the balance between them is very important.

So how can we keep this balance? Simple! Just keep doing the exercises I showed you in this book and you will not only get taller, you will also become much healthier in every way, and you will see how the shape of your body gets closer and closer to perfection.

These are the elements you will need to include in your diet in order to maintain the right growth hormone level and to structure and lengthen your bones:

Proteins

Proteins are the foundation of all life. They manage very important activities of the body such as carrying oxygen in the blood, maintaining water and acid base balance, and maintaining growth of cells and tissue. About one-half of your dry body made of protein (about 80% of our full body is water). And you have about 0.5 to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of your body weight if you are just starting to exercise, and you should have up to 2 grams per kilogram of body weight after 2 – 3 months of continuous exercise.

The best sources of protein are chicken, fish, lean meat, egg whites, and soy products.

One of the most effective proteins is soy protein. The best sources of soy protein are soy milk, soy nuts, and soy flour. Egg whites is pure protein. A mixture of egg whites from hard – boiled eggs and mayonnaise with a little salt is good to eat 3 – 4 times a week. Another recipe is the protein shake: mix 2 – 5 boiled egg whites, 1 – 2 bananas, 3 – 6 strawberries, 1 teaspoon of vanilla in blender at high speed. You can add soy protein or milk or even vegetables. Try different proportions to match your taste. Drink this shake once or twice a day between meals or after exercise, and a smaller shake right before you go to bed. Protein should account for 25% to 30% of your diet.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the primary energy source for human activities, and are found in almost all the foods we eat.

What is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index (CI) measures how fast carbohydrates are absorbed into the bloodstream and how long it takes to rise your blood sugar level. Typically, this absorption will take place over a two to three hour period, depending on the person and the food being consumed. The glycemic index is a scale, meaning that a standard food is chosen and that food is equal to 100. Foods are then assigned relative to the value of the standard food. Normally white bread is considered the standard food.

The scale below is a basic part of the growth hormone diet because when we eat food with a high glycemic index, blood sugar is raised which, in turn, raises the level of insulin in the blood. As mentioned previously, high insulin does not let the growth hormone work efficiently.

The Glycemic Values for Various Foods with White Bread as the Standard Food.

Value

Food

152

Maltose

138

Glucose

134

Cooked parsnips

132

Puffed rice

128

Potatoes, Russet, baked

126

Honey

121

Rice, instant, boiled 6 min

118

Potato, instant

117

Cooked carrots

115

Corn flakes

109

Broad beans (Fava beans)

103

Millet

100

Tortilla, corn

100

Potato, mashed

100

Bread, wheat, whole meal

100

Bread, wheat, white

99

Rutabaga (Swede)

99

Corn chips

97

Shredded wheat

96

Muesli (raw oat cereal)

95

Cookies

95

Bread, rye, crisp bread

94

Mars bars

91

Cookies, plain crackers

91

Apricots, canned

89

Sucrose

89

Bread, rye, whole meal

88

Raisins

88

Beet root

87

Porridge oats

84

Banana

82

Cookies, digestive

81

Rice, brown

81

Pastry

80

Sweet corn

80

Potato, new, boiled

80

Cookies, rich tea

79

Rice, polished, boiled 15 min

79

Fruit cocktail

78

Cookies, oatmeal

77

Potato chips

74

Yam

74

Peaches, canned

74

Buckwheat

74

All Bran

70

Potato, sweet

69

Grapefruit juice

68

Bread, rye pumpernickel

67

Orange juice

66

Pineapple juice

65

Rice, parboiled, boiled 25 min

65

Rice, instant, boiled 1 min

65

Green peas, marrow fat

65

Green peas, frozen

65

Bulgur

64

Macaroni, white, boiled 5 min

63

Wheat kernels

63

Sponge cake

63

Pears, canned

62

Grapes

61

Spaghetti, white, boiled 15 min

61

Spaghetti, brown, boiled 15 min

60

Baked beans (canned)

59

Orange

59

Apple juice

58

Rice, polished, boiled 5 min

58

Pairs

57

Haricot (white) beans

54

Rice, parboiled, boiled 5 min

54

Pasta, star white, boiled 5 min

54

Brown beans

53

Apple

52

Yogurt

52

Tomato soup

52

Ice cream

52

Fish fingers

50

Lima beans

50

Green peas, dried

49

Whole milk

49

Chick peas (Garbanzo)

48

2% milk

47

Rye kernels

46

Skim milk

46

Butter beans

46

Black eye peas

46

Apricots, dried

45

Spaghetti, white, boiled 5 min

45

Kidney beans

43

Black beans

40

Peaches

39

Sausages

38

Pasta, spaghetti, protein enriched

37

Red lentils

34

Plum

31

Fructose

31

Barley (pearled)

22

Soy beans, canned

20

Soy beans, dried

15

Peanuts

12

Bengal gram dal

10

Nopal (prickly pair)

You need to eat more carbohydrate foods with a low glycemic index.

Consider foods with a value of 85 and under for your diet. I’m not saying you should never eat food with a higher level of glycemic. Athletes, for example, need to eat foods with high glycemic carbohydrates during the 2 – 3 days before serious competitions in order to maximize energy output. The reason for this is that they need fuel for these extreme physical activities. So, sometimes, in stressful situations you may go with a little higher value. But in most cases, try to stay on the low end of the glycemic index. This will help your body to increase the release of growth hormone.

Carbohydrates should be about 50 – 65% of your daily consumption.

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Morning exercises at Home

In case you want to do morning exercises at home, first make sure you have enough room in your house, and that no neighbors will be disturbed, and that there is no furniture around to break while you do jumps. Here is what you will need:

First you need to have a horizontal bar in your room. This is going to be your main exercise equipment. No matter where you do your morning exercise you wit need a horizontal bar at home. It is a special bar made for home use. It can be installed between two vertical surfaces (walls) that are close to each other, or on the doorframe. It must be high enough so your feet should not touch the floor when you hang on the bar. Don’t forget – you will be growing taller, and one day you may be too tall for the height of the bar. The distance from your feet to the floor when hanging should be 4 – 7 inches.

You are probably thinking that 7, even 4 inches of height gains are impossible. Think again, Make it your goal, do your best, and one day your friends might not recognize you. You can buy this kind of bar at your local sports equipment store.

Open the window. You need fresh air and your blood needs oxygen. The indoor morning exercise program is almost the same as the outdoor program. The difference is that you might not have enough room for running and running jumps, unless you have a home gym with a track for running, or you do this workout at your local fitness center.

If you don’t have enough room for the outdoor program, here is an alternative:

When you are warming-up, you can skip the slow run and do light relaxing jumps instead. A treadmill would be a great piece of exercise equipment to own because slow running is the most powerful exercise for improving and keeping your health in good shape. For the goal we are trying to achieve, it is not necessary to have this kind of equipment. Running is just a good way to prepare yourself for the main exercise. You can also replace distance running with running in place (continuous light jogging, keeping both legs pumping). An indoor object that can be used in this program instead of the tree branch is any high overhanging object that you can only reach by jumping, such as a ceiling or a cloth placed high enough so that it is hard for you to reach.

Considering that you are at home, you can do some exercises that you are not usually able to do outdoors (nevertheless I still prefer the great outdoors for morning exercise). The following two exercises are good for stretching your back, legs and abdominal muscles, all areas which are important for your body’s ability to grow.

1.      Sit down on the floor (preferably on the rug), placing legs together and straight in front of you (do not bend the knees). Hold your hands under your calves as far as you can reach and push your body towards your legs, hard enough to feel a little pain in your calves. Hold this position for two seconds, then release. Do it 4 times, then once while pushing your body down as hard as possible for 20 – 30 seconds. Lay down on the floor on your back after that and rest for 1 minute (fig. 20,21).

2.      Lay down on the floor with your face down. Place your hands on the floor under your shoulders (fig. 22). Slowly push up with your arms, straighten them, lifting your upper body off the floor, and arch your back. Your lower body should be relaxed (fig. 23). Your head should be as high as possible. Hold this position for 4 – 5 seconds. Do it 3 more times pushing harder each time.

3.      Sit on the floor, keeping legs together and straight. Bend your body towards


your toes trying to touch them. It is very important not to bend your legs (fig. 24).

These 3 exercises are good to do at the end of your warm-up.

Morning exercises are a very important part of the procedure for growing taller, but this is not enough for maximum results. I want you to understand that growing is a continuous process. Therefore in order to give your body encouragement to grow you need to be committed to exercise continuously. Even on days when you don’t do morning exercises (which you should not skip for more that 2 days in a row), the rest of the program still applies. For the rest of your day you should not forger your goal.

Physical activities during the day

The following activities are crucial:

Your posture

You need to change the way you sit, the way you stand, and the way you walk. Right now, while reading this text, pay attention to your posture. Is your neck bent down a little, trying to hold your heavy head, or are you are holding your head straight up? How about your spine? Is it straight or does it look like a question mark? See what I mean? Yes, this is important for your body. Spinal disks should have as little pressure as possible, and way to minimize pressure on your spine is to keep your back straight at all times.

Try to imagine that your body is growing right now really quickly. Slowly stretch all your body up, making it look like you are growing one inch in 2 – 3 seconds. Try to put your head as high as possible. Stay in this position for a few seconds, then relax while keeping the same pose. This is the posture you should keep for the rest of your life. It will not only make it easier for your body to grow, this position of the body will prevent many diseases in the future. Even your brain will work better in this posture. Furthermore, it will be hard to get tired in a straight-up position.

Another way to find the right pose for your body is to stay against the wall touching the wall with your back, shoulders and head. Spread your shoulders wider but not so much as to be uncomfortable.

During the day, no matter what you do, stretch your body up (as mentioned above) at any convenient moment. Force your body to grow and do it right. Imagine your body lengthening instantly and try to feel it.

Jumps

I do not recommend doing jumps 1 hour before and after meals or 1 hour before sleep. But use any convenient moment to do them: at home reaching for the ceiling, outside reaching for the branches or trees or any other objects. A fitness club is a great place to do jumps. You need to do 200 – 300 jumps every day. Playing basketball or volleyball is the best way to reach your jumps goal. If you go above 300 jumps so much the better. Jumps are very important for accomplishing your maximum growth.

Chin-up bar

The chin-up bar should be your best friend for as long as you are working on this program, and hopefully long after. Anytime you have a moment to hang on the bar, just do it. There are an endless number of exercises you can do on the chin-up bar, but many of them could cause injuries unless you are an expert a gymnastics. All you need to do in this program is hang, relaxing your body even if it is difficult to relax when you start. For some people it might be hard to hold onto the bar; their hands might not be strong enough. If you are one of those people you should push yourself to do it anyway, and each time you go on the bar, it will become easier to hold yourself up than it was the time before, because your hands will be getting stronger.

Here are some ways to make your hands stronger:

·        Tighten your fists hard and rotate them until your arm muscles feel tired; use a rubber or springhand flexor (which can be found in any sports equipment store);


·       Hold 2-3 lbs. of dumbbells in your bands and rotate your wrists like a propeller back and forth, holding your arms in any position, but not moving them (fig.25). ·        Hold 2-3 lbs. of dumbbells in your bands and rotate your wrists like a propeller back and forth,

When you feel more comfortable hanging on the bar, the way you relax is also important:

Imagine yourself as just a peace of rope hanging on this bar, with no muscles and no bones (fig. 26). Got the picture? Now try to feel some mass of energy inside your chest (it is there) and imagine that this mass of energy is slowly moving down through your body toward your legs, then through your legs toward your feet, and then out of your body. And that is what will actually happen. This


energy will leave your body, helping you to relax. energy will leave your body, helping you to relax.

More exercises that you can do on the bar:

·        Rotate your body 90 degrees to the right and 90 degrees to the left. Use your arms to move the body. This is easy to do and effective (fig. 27).

·        Another exercise – imagine that you are riding a bicycle and rotating invisible bicycle pedals. Your body and legs should he relaxed and rotating spontaneously. This will give a good push for your leg’s growth (fig. 28).


·       Push your legs as far as possible from each other in any direction, to the front and the back or to the sides, switching leg positions back and forth (fig. 29). ·        Push your legs as far as possible from each other in any direction, to the front and the back or to the sides, switching leg positions back and forth


·       Shake your body using small wrist flexes up and down with your hands still on the bar. Your body should be ·        Shake your body using small wrist flexes up “loose as a lifeless rope” (fig. 30).

I recommend doing chin-ups, especially for men. This will not only give you stronger arms, neck, shoulders, and chest muscles, but if you stretch yourself to the limit of your strength (do as many chin-up in one series as you can), The result of this exertion is release of more growth hormone in the blood for two hours or longer after you stop exercising. As I mentioned before, growth hormone is the food for your bones.

Depending on the position of your hands on the bar (how wide you place hands, how you put them – palms facing away or facing towards you) you can work on different muscles.

There are no limits on how many times and for how long you can bang on the bar. The more you do it, the faster your growth will be increased.

One of the best hanging exercises you can do is on the monkey bars that are found in many parks, which look like a ladder that was laid out horizontally. This is a combination of many bars, and it looks like an extension ladder, with rungs connected about 8 inches from each other on two horizontal beams located high enough from the ground for you not to touch it with your legs while hanging on it. You can actually walk under it using your hands. Hang on the first bar on the end then grab the next bar with one hand, remove another hand a second later, moving it to the next bar and so on and on. When you feel comfortable enough doing this (after much practice) you can fly skipping one or even two bars, and reaching for the third one. This exercise may be a little tough in the beginning, even causing calluses on your hands, but they will get you good results by helping you to fight for your body’s growth. And, you might have fun doing it. The monkey bars are also good for any other bar exercises that I mentioned above.

Floor exercises


Knees-to-chest hug: Lie flat on your back, bring both knees to your chest. From this position, wrap your arms around your legs and push your knees to the chest, at the same time, bringing your chin to your chest. Do it twice, holding this position for 15 – 20 seconds (fig. 31). Knees-to-chest hug:
Knees to side: Flat on your back, knees bent, and feet flat on the floor. Let both legs fall to one side. Then let the legs fall to the other side. Each time hold for 10 seconds (fig. 32).



Opposite arm and leg on stomach: Lay facedown on the floor. From this position, simultaneously raise your left arm and right leg as high as you can (fig. 33). Hold for 3 – 4 seconds and come back to the floor slowly. Repeat with right arm and left leg. Do these repetitions 10 – 15 times, then relax, lying down on the floor for one minute. Opposite arm and leg on stomach: Lay facedown on the floor. From this position, simultaneously raise your left arm and right leg as high as you can (fig. 33). Hold for 3 – 4 seconds and come back to the floor slowly. Repeat with right arm and


Opposite arm and leg – on knees: Start on all fours, resting on your hands and knees. You should look straight down, holding head in one line with the body. From this position, simultaneously raise and straighten your left arm and right leg until they are parallel to the ground or higher (as far as you can). Hold like this for 3 – 4 seconds and come back slowly to the starting position. Repeat the same exercise with right arm and left leg. 5 repetitions on each side are good enough for beginners, and 10 – 15 times on the regular basis (fig. 34). Opposite arm and leg – on knees:

Hands and knees on the floor: stay on all fours, resting most of your weight on your knees. Then move your body toward your hands, do one push-up, then move back as far as you can, trying to sit on your feet, then get back to the push-up, over and over again 15 – 20 times. Your hands should stay in the same spot all the time.


Push-ups are not only another great way to strengthen your arms, chest, and back muscles. They straighten the heart, filling the bloodstream with oxygen and growth hormone. You can work on different muscles placing your hands at different distances from each other and at different angles. Push-ups


Elongation: Lay flat on your back, arms fully extended over your head, legs fully extended on the floor; extend your whole body from your fingertips to your toes, lengthening your body in both directions. While in this posture turn your upper body to the left and to the right while keeping your hips on the floor. This exercise is also great while you are in bed (fig. 36).           Elongation:

All the floor exercises above are optimal for increasing your growth. The exercises I have included in the “daytime” group can be done at any time during the day. However, I do not mean for you to do all of them in one day – I have listed a few options. Do any of them which you feel comfortable doing. You can do one, two or ten, depending on where and when you do them, and how much time you have for these exercises. When you do these exercises also depends on when you eat and what you eat. Those issues will be discussed in the “What to eat” section of this book.

Swimming

A swimming pool should be your best “fitness room”. There is no better exercise than swimming for every part of your body. When you are in the water, gravitation does not affect your body, as it does when you are on the ground. This means that nothing stops your body from growing while you swim. Have you ever noticed how tall swimmers are?

It is not necessary for you to swim long distances in short periods of time, or to learn special swimming techniques. All you will need is just to be able to stay afloat and do only one swimming technique: the basic breaststroke. This requires strokes of your legs and arms at the same time, essentially stretching all of you each time you take a stroke. 3 – 4 times a week of swim will give your body a good boost for growth. If you can do it every day – it’s even better.

Effects of heat and water

A very effective way to stimulate zones of growth is by using a sauna or warm bath. When you are taking a bath, the temperature or the water should be 98°F-102°F (37°C-39°C). You can add sea salt to the warm water, and stay there for as long as you feel comfortable being in the water. Do this before you go to sleep. This procedure will enhance your metabolism, which will help your body to react faster to changes in your physical activities (since you started this program).

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Warming-up

Always warm yourself up before starting the main exercises to safely prepare your body for the workload. Warm muscles stretch better and allow greater range or motion for the joints. Oxygen easily releases from the blood when the muscles are warmed gradually. This prevents you from getting out of breath early. Warming up also improves coordination, burns fat more easily, and reduces abnormal heart responses brought about by sudden exercise grow taller


You need about 15-20 minutes to warm up: for the first 5 – 7 minutes do some relaxed running at a moderate tempo (keep in mind – faster is not better!). Then you will need 10-15 minutes to prepare your joints and muscles; do small jumps on one place; bend your spine with your arms locked on the back of your head in every possible way: to the front (as low as possible), to the sides, to the back (fig. 1,2,3,4);


Do sit-ups (fig. 5);

Curl your upper body left and right while keeping your legs stable (fig. 6,7);

Move your both arms both horizontally to the back then crossing them in the front, pushing as far as possible. Rotate your both arms vertically, try to do it fast (fig, 8);


Bend your body to the right side with left hand up to the left side with right hand up (fig. 9,10).

There are endless different exercises to warm-up your body and your muscles, and there are exercises for every muscle. Think of every muscle in your body and make it work, but do not try anything too hard for you. Remember your muscles have to be warm and relaxed, not big and solid. You need to gain height, not muscles.

Cooling-down

Cooling-down is just as important as warming-up. This is a process of returning heart rate and breathing back to normal. This is very, very important. At first, hold your hands together on top of your head and try to reach as high as possible by stretching all your body (fig. 11). Try to imagine that somebody is trying to pull you up holding your hands. Do it for one minute while you are walking slowly. After that, move your hands together in a very slow circular motion without touching each other. Every time your hands rise up, stretch your legs and spine as much as possible. Don’t forget – do not stop walking. 2 – 3 minutes later you just continue your slow walk relaxing and imagining the process of your body’s growth (This is one of the most important techniques which will be explained later). Slow walking will prevent blood from pooling in the legs, which could cause dizziness and blackouts.

Always include a warm-up and cool-down in your program. This is as important as basic exercise and skipping these steps may cause health problems. When you do something really important, you need to be prepared to have good results. Otherwise, you may spoil everything. Don’t experiment with your health, just follow my advice.

Exercising in hot and humid or cold and wet weather conditions

Exercising in hot and humid or cold and wet weather conditions is challenging and potentially hazardous. By being prepared, outdoor exercise can be enjoyable and safe during any season.

Tips for exercising in heat and humidity:

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration caused by excessive sweating can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drink fluids before, during, and after exercise even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Dress for the heat. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored, and lightweight clothes. Cotton is best when sweat-soaked because it has a cooling effect.
  • Use common sense. As a rule, the higher the air temperature, the lower the humidity must be to avoid risk of heat injury. For example, when air temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you are at risk if the humidity exceeds 50 percent. During very hot and humid spells, exercise in the cool indoors or go swimming.
  • Take time to adjust. The body takes time to acclimatize to hot weather. It takes 7 to 14 days to fully acclimatize, therefore gradually increase your exercise time.

Tips for exercising when it’s cold and wet:

  • Dress in multiple layers or clothing. The outer layer should protect you from wind, rain, or snow. Cold temperatures, dampness, and wind increase the risk of hypothermia. Sweat cools the body quickly during cold weather, while wind evaporates it faster. Wear fabrics that insulate and keep moisture away. Fabrics made of wool and polypropylene are good, while cotton retains moisture.
  • Protect special body parts like your head, face, hands, and feet. Mittens are better than gloves. Cover the head with a wool cap. Shield the face with a scarf or high collar. Wear socks that retain heat and keep moisture away.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink alcohol before or during a workout. It makes the body lose heat faster.
  • Warm-up indoors before exercising outside. Warming your muscles will help prevent injury.
  • I do not recommend exercising outside if the weather conditions are too severe.

Exercising in hot and humid or cold and wet weather conditions

Exercising in hot and humid or cold and wet weather conditions is challenging and potentially hazardous. By being prepared, outdoor exercise can be enjoyable and safe during any season.

Tips for exercising in heat and humidity:

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration caused by excessive sweating can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drink fluids before, during, and after exercise even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Dress for the heat. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored, and lightweight clothes. Cotton is best when sweat-soaked because it has a cooling effect.
  • Use common sense. As a rule, the higher the air temperature, the lower the humidity must be to avoid risk of heat injury. For example, when air temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you are at risk if the humidity exceeds 50 percent. During very hot and humid spells, exercise in the cool indoors or go swimming.
  • Take time to adjust. The body takes time to acclimatize to hot weather. It takes 7 to 14 days to fully acclimatize, therefore gradually increase your exercise time.

Tips for exercising when it’s cold and wet:

  • Dress in multiple layers or clothing. The outer layer should protect you from wind, rain, or snow. Cold temperatures, dampness, and wind increase the risk of hypothermia. Sweat cools the body quickly during cold weather, while wind evaporates it faster. Wear fabrics that insulate and keep moisture away. Fabrics made of wool and polypropylene are good, while cotton retains moisture.
  • Protect special body parts like your head, face, hands, and feet. Mittens are better than gloves. Cover the head with a wool cap. Shield the face with a scarf or high collar. Wear socks that retain heat and keep moisture away.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink alcohol before or during a workout. It makes the body lose heat faster.
  • Warm-up indoors before exercising outside. Warming your muscles will help prevent injury.
  • I do not recommend exercising outside if the weather conditions are too severe.

Morning exercise program

The exercises which are the base of my method, are not only great for achieving all of your growth potential, but are also good for losing weight, keeping your body in good shape, making your heart work more efficiently, and improving your health in many other ways

You need to do these exercises 4 – 5 days a week and for at least one hour each day. Itis crucial to not stop doing the exercises suddenly, because this program should be a continuous process in order to get positive results. In other words; the only way my method will work is if you do not stop working on your body with until you are satisfied with the results.

The best place for morning exercise is outdoors, in a park near you, but a gym or fitness club will do in severe weather conditions (see section on exercising in extreme weather conditions).

1.      Hold your hands upon a horizontal bar over your head. The bar should be high enough to keep your feet off the ground. Completely relax your body, every part of it (relaxing technique is very important and will be explained in the other lesson). Hands are the only part of your body that you should be kept as strong and muscular as possible because you will need to do this particular exercise very often (later I’ll explain how to make your hands stronger). Keep this position of hanging on horizontal bar for about 20 – 30 seconds or less if your hands are not strong enough (for beginners). Take a one minute break and repeat.

2.      Try to reach some high overhanging object (like the branch of a tree) with your fingertips by jumping in the same spot and pushing up with both of your feet at the same time. Then try bending your legs at the knees, bending down your body, and then stretching your body and legs. Do these jumps with all your power, jumping as high as possible. Make 10 jumps. Do not rush. Have 5 – 8 seconds intervals between them. Rest afterward by walking slowly for 2 – 3 minutes.

3.            Now you should jump in the same spot while trying to reach the same object and using one leg at a time. 10 times from the left leg, 30 seconds relax time, 10 times from the right leg, 30 second relax time; 10 times hopping from one leg to the other, switching each time (30 jumps altogether). Do slow motion exercises for 4-5 minutes to reduce your heartbeat.

4.      Stand straight while placing your legs in a wide but comfortable and fine position. Lock your hands together at the back of your head. Bend your body down toward your left leg then slowly pull back up to the standing position, then bend toward the center between your legs and back to the straight position, then bend toward your right leg and back to the straight position, switching at every bend. Do not bend your legs. Try to keep them straight. This might be hard at the beginning, and it may even hurt in the muscles at the back of your legs. But this is the way it should be. Don’t bend your neck too much; try to keep it straight (in one line with the body).


After each series of beads (left, center, and right) make one to the back, while keeping your balance (fig. 12). Do 3 series of these light body bends. Then do 5 series of pushing down as hard as possible. Try not to tense up your body; let it be relaxed. Take 1 minute of slow walking, then do 5 more series of the same bends (left, center, right), but this time let your hands touch the floor with every bend (fig. 13,14,15).           After each series of beads (left, center, and right) make one to the back, while keeping your balance (fig. 12). Do 3 series of these light body bends. Then do 5 series of pushing down as hard as possible. Try not to tense up your body; let it be relaxed. Take 1 minute of slow walking, then do 5 more series of the same bends (left, center, right), but this time let your hands touch the floor with every bend  (fig. 13,14,15)

Now your heart should be beating fast. The technique below is very practical to reduce your heartbeat and get a lot of extra energy for your body.

Walk slowly for a while. Hold both your arms horizontally in one line with your palms up so you look like a cross (fig. 16). Imagine a lot or pure energy around your body. Breath the air into your lungs and slowly move your arms up and then down in front of you letting the air out (fig 17,18). While doing this,


imagine grabbing the outside energy and inserting it into your body. Do this a few times, until your heartbeat has lessened and you feel rested.


5.     Hold upon the horizontal bar, relaxing for the first few seconds then lift your legs up, bending them at your knees, as high as possible. Keep this position for 20 – 30 seconds, then slowly lower your legs, and release the bar. Rest for 2 minutes, and then repeat this exercise one more time. 5.      Hold upon the horizontal bar, relaxing for the first few seconds then lift

Take a brake for 4 – 5 minutes.

6.      Do the reaching jumps with a running start. Move back about 12 – 15 feet (4 – 5 meters) from the object you want to reach. Run slowly toward this object making the last two steps faster, then jump while pushing up with both of your feet and stretching your body out to touch the object with your both hands.Do these leaps 5 times, then, after a short break, repeat them 10 times using one leg to jump, switching from left to right and back each time.

Explained above are the basic steps you will need to do every day, 4 – 5 times a week (as I had mentioned before). I will now give you some more information about these exercises: if you are going to do these exercises with someone, you can ask your partner to hold your feet down while you are hanging on the horizontal bar, but he/she should not hold you down too strongly. Another trick: while you are hanging on the bar, your partner, standing on a chair, should put his hands on top of your hands in order to help you not to slip off from the bar and to hang on for much longer. This technique is very useful when a person doesn’t have strong enough hands to hold him/herself on a bar for too long (mostly women and children fit in this category).

As I said before, the best place to do these morning exercises is outdoors, perhaps in a park. Clean and fresh air is the perfect environment for gaining maximum results from this workout. Your blood will be rich in oxygen, which will give a lot at energy for your body. It will not only help you to grow faster, but it will also provide fresh air, which improves the health of every part of your body and your mind.

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Increase your Height Introduction

Introduction

Height is a sensitive issue in our society. Studies show that Americans are very conscious of height. Some parents hope their children will become tall in order to be more successful in school, sports careers and non – athletic careers. But hope is not enough to help them grow. Most children grow about 2 inches a year between the ages of 3 and early adolescence, when sex hormones contribute to an even faster growth rate.

Most short children do not have a serious growth problem.

hgh'Many grow at a normal rate and reach an adult height that is about the same as their parent’s. A child’s rate of growth is an important clue to the presence or absence of a growth problem. A child who is growing at a much slower than normal rate may have some medical problems regardless of his or her height. There are some diseases that can cause poor growth. My program is not a panacea for every single problem that causes poor growth. That is why you should discuss your concerns with a doctor. But if your doctor says that you are destined to be short and there is nothing to be done about it, don’t believe him and read further.

Our bodies are made to move, run, jump and play.

If you have an active life and have not had any prior injuries, you don’t need a physical exam before you begin his program. But if you are new to sponsor exercise, or have a problem or past injury; it’s a good idea to visit your physician.

My method has proven in be a real means of increasing growth. This method works even for those who have not increased growth over the course of the past few years. In my study and experiments with people of different ages who were willing to try my method I found that even at age 25 – 28 people could increase their height by 1 – 3 inches! Even at age 30 and up there is a possibility to grow!

The average person, no matter what height he or she is, has a potential to be taller by 2 – 4 inches. Why then are most people shorter than they could get? Simply, because they don’t know how to make most of their potential. That is why I developed a program to make the most of growth potential for those who are not satisfied with their current height. If you think growing taller will give you some advantages in your everyday life, and you really need these advantages, this program will give you good results. You have to really believe in what you are doing, believe in these results, believe in what you are reading here, and do everything I will show you!

At first, I ’ll show you exercises that are best to do in the morning before your daily activities. If you don’t have time in the morning I will show you the plan for evening exercises later in this course. I strongly recommend, however, that you to find time in the morning because this will give energy to your body for the whole day. Your blood will be full of oxygen and circulate much better. This will help to increase growth hormone level in your blood, which is what you need in order to grow.

What is a Growth Hormone?

Hormones are chemicals produced by special cells in glands and other organs of the body; most hormones are produced by cells in the endocrine glands. These hormones which are produced in very small amounts, are released into the bloodstream and travel to the “target organ” or tissue where they exert their effect. Several hormones are involved in regulating growth. Some act directly on target organs, while others act by triggering the production of other hormones, which activate specific organ functions necessary for growth.

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Growth hormone is a protein produced particularly by the pituitary gland. Proteins are made of building blocks known as amino acids. Located in the center of our brain, The pituitary gland is often called the master gland because it controls the release of many of the body’s hormones.

There are two unnatural ways to increase growth hormone level:

Using growth hormone – releasing products like glycine, glutamine, agrinine, ornithine, niacin, and 16 other amino acids you can get with or without prescription. These substances and drugs are usually used by bodybuilders. They are also useful for elderly people to increase their growth hormone level. Some of them are good for boosting immunity, protecting the liver, fighting cancer, helping rebuild body tissue after surgery or trauma, and there are many other applications. Because amino acids help produce growth hormone, some of them, with proper exercises, may be seen as increasing your growth. I would not recommend doing this self – treatment without medical supervision, especially for children. Any of these drugs has to be taken in proper dosage. Some of them need to be combined with other drugs or nutrients. Improper usage may cause you serous problems. And there are many side effects from using these products: diarrhea, low toxicity, headache, drowsiness, muscle spasms, dizziness high blood pressure, nervousness, depression, hair loss, gaining weight, and many more. So, be careful.

Manmade growth hormone are administered by a series of injections (which could cost anywhere from $12,000 to $18,000 a year), and is prescribed after careful evaluation of a person’s growth pattern and growth potential. These injections may help you grow, but inducing growth too quickly may inhibit later growth. Growth hormone may produce various other side effects, such as: high cholesterol, diabetes, liver abnormalities, increased tissue stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, musculoskeletal disease, neuropathy, allergic reactions, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia, visual deterioration, headaches, vomiting, increased liver enzyme levels, increased sweating, edema, pain in general and back pain specifically. Make your choice. Furthermore, if you receive these injections, your body will adapt to this drug, and will refuse to produce natural growth hormone after you stop receiving injections. If you think these procedures are not for you, read further.

There are natural factors, which increase growth hormone release, as well as factors that block it. For instance, exercise, stress, emotional excitement, and dieting increase growth hormone release, while obesity and fatty acids act as inhibitors It is growth hormone that grows the cells, bones, muscles, and organs of our bodies.

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