The question of the day is simple yet a strange one, “Do inversion tables really work for those looking gain an increase in their height?” There are quite a lot of life situations that seem impossible to change by most standards, and a change in your height is one of them.
Despite the general convictions that it is highly unlikely to be able to grow taller still after the known ages in which vertical growth in both males and females is expected to stop scientifically, there is still a lot of public conversation about the possibility of gaining a few inches in height still long after you might have officially stopped growing. This might be one of the things that shorter famous people like Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, and Tom Cruise should consider working into their daily routine if they want to increase their height.
Inversion Tables Might Be Your Answer!
I mean can you imagine? Being able to finally conquer your teen years’ height insecurities that have followed you into adulthood or just being tall enough to be better at that sport you love?
The most talked about the option when it comes to growing taller amongst all the chatter is the inversion table therapy.
What is “inversion tables” therapy? I know you are wondering. Inversion tables are a form of exercise activity apparatus that are very beneficial to the overall human form, and as a side effect leads to an increase in height.
Do Scientific Findings Back This?
Like most unconventional methods of getting health results, no definite findings have been made by scientists to ascertain if this form of physical therapy actually works, but there have been findings related to physical therapy involving inversion tables that show proof of an increase in height.
It is also known that for some people, the increase in height isn’t permanent unless extensive effort is put into making the effects of this form of therapy long term.
Though this news of the possibility of gaining some height inches is groundbreaking, the most height change that has ever been noted is 0.3 inches and In some very rare instances, up to one inch of has been recorded.
How Inversion Therapy Works
I know you already have your brain up in knots wondering what kind of freak show exercise would give such a remarkable result as height increase, but trust me, it is safe and doable.
The actual mechanism of the inversion tables that lead to an increase in height is observed when an inversion table is used at an angle of more than 60 degrees during the therapy.
This leads to a traction of the muscles in your back, and an eventual decompression of your spine is noted, which is usually said to help it breathe.
The situation above is a great help to people suffering back pain, as they can get a quick pain relief from this activity.
When a full inversion is done on an inversion table, an ideal stretching that promotes the creation of space between your vertebrae takes place, leading to a stretch in the muscles and ultimately noticeable increase in height is observed.
What are the other benefits of using the inversion table you talked about?
Realigning Of The Spine
With the numerous daily chores and general activities, we carry out, the stress that comes with all that isn’t just fatigue related. There is also an adverse effect on your muscles and joints, leading to decompression in the body generally. By using the inversion table, there is a noticeable realignment of the spine. The muscles get relaxed and more oxygen is reintroduced into circulation at a healthy rate.
A Noticeable Increase In Height
Did you know this cool fact or maybe not so cool fact if you mind getting shorter, but did you know that due to how the gravitational pull leads to a compression of our vertebrae, we tend to lose about ¾ of our height daily,? Though it is possible to regain this height via sleeping in a horizontal position, you might not get it all back. Using inversion therapy, on the other hand, is known to help get back lost height as well as gain new height.
Due to the intense stress and strain, we put on the joints of our knees, ankles, backbone, etc, and the unrelenting pull of gravity, there is a noticeable reduction in height. The stress and strain put on cartilages lead to the squeezing of the cartilage and hence there is a removal of growth fluids that was to make for healthy joints. With the inversion therapy, there is an improvement in the circulation of said fluids by the negation of the gravitational force which leads to the improvement in the state of the muscles and joints. I’d also like to mention that proper exercise can help improve joint health as well.
Improved Growth of Ligaments
With the knowledge that the ligaments are responsible for holding together the bones in the body which make up the overall height of a person, with the inversion therapy, the ligaments of the body strengthen as more collagen is produced as well as the increased elasticity of the ligaments.
When it comes to inversion therapy and height increase, the question, “Will I lose the height I have gained?” is number one on the list of questions and it is quite understandable.
Reverting to your old height is what usually happens after you are done with using the inversion table, but this change doesn’t happen immediately. Your increased height effect is known to last a couple of hours after. Though no definite facts have been made concerning a permanent increase in height using an inversion table, using the inversion table for extended time periods and correctly could lead to producing this effect permanently.
Using The Inversion Table
How exactly do you use inversion tables to increase your height? Well, there are two methods involved and these are the static inversion posture and oscillation.
Apart from using the inversion tables to treat certain medical conditions and ultimately increasing height, some people are known to include daily exercises in their inversion therapy process, and these exercise activities include crunches and sit-ups and the crossbar exercise.
The inclusion of these stated exercises makes for even better results in your inversion therapy endeavor.
Here’s a video explaining just how this inversion table works and what you can expect when attempting spinal decompression.
As excellent as the inversion therapy innovation is, it is not advised to push yourself beyond your limits just to get results. You are encouraged to take adequate breaks whenever you feel tired or light-headed; there should be no rush at all. Take your time and get in tune with understanding how best your body works with the table. Before you begin with any form of inversion therapy, do invest some time to get all the crucial information that is required to ensure optimal results.