How do I achieve fitness without greatness

height Bigger thanks to sport?

If only I were a little bigger! Have you already thought that sometimes, only to give up quietly because you have long since stopped growing? All is not lost yet - with the right workouts and with a little persistence, you may be able to cut out a few more inches. These exercises can help.


As you swim your laps in the pool, you automatically stretch and stretch your body. If you have been hunched up at your desk for many hours, over time you will unfold to your original size. Bonus centimeters are also included - but you have to swim a lot for this: A promising target is two hours a day.

Let it hang

Do you still remember gymnastics? Exercises on the horizontal bar - keywords upswing and reversal - or on the rings are ideal for hanging out really nicely. If there are still a few millimeters to tickle out of your body, you can encourage this. Not everyone has a horizontal bar or wants to sneak into the playground on a regular basis - try a flexible bar that can be clamped into a doorway. Hang up straight several times a week, then straighten your legs at a 90-degree angle from you (until your abs beg for mercy), then bring your legs even higher, as high as you can.

Fingers on toes

You can do something for your size even without a pool or equipment: Simply touch your toes with your fingertips and push your knees through. Hold this stretch for a few seconds. If you cannot quite get to your toes (yet), do not despair - you are not alone with it! Also good: touch your toes with your hands while sitting, also with your legs straight, of course. Practice creates masters.

Make the cobra

The cobra yoga exercise is also ideal for sustained stretching. Starting from the prone position, place your hands on the floor under your shoulders and then press yourself up with your upper body. You stay in contact with the floor from the hips to the feet, the upper body acts like a powerful leaning back - the more regularly you practice this, the more your back opens, your torso becomes looser and longer.

Hips up

In this exercise, you lie on your back and bend your legs. The arms are close to the body with the palms facing down. Now lift your hips so that only your shoulders are in contact with the floor. Your upper body should form as straight a line as possible with your thighs. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat several times.

Stretch legs

Stand in front of a wall and support yourself with both hands and arms outstretched. Stand one foot closer to the wall and stretch the other leg - you should feel the tension in the calf and back of the thigh. Hold and repeat and switch sides.

The table

In this exercise, your body looks like a table, with arms and legs as table legs and your stomach as table surface. It looks easier than it is! The starting position is the supine position, then you push yourself up with your hands and feet.

Jumping rope

At first glance, one might suspect that jumping rope is a rather shorter stamping process - but hopping actually works wonders, especially for the lower legs. The practical: the muscles are built up and stretched at the same time.

Jump big

Simple jumps - from a moderate crouching up, for example - stretch the cartilage and lengthen the body over time. Basketball is a great opportunity to jump; you wonder whether the players have always been that big or only got so huge when they jumped? Tempting thought with growth potential!

Strong neck

Fold your hands behind your head so that it is still tilted forward. Then gently push it back against this resistance. This stretches the neck and the whole spine.


That was fun even as a child - and it helped me grow: make a candle more often by lying on your back, swinging your legs in the air and putting your hands on your hips; this is how you stabilize yourself while you stretch your legs straight up in the air. In the more extreme variant, you put your feet behind your head - this is also a well-known yoga and Pilates exercise.

(Source: Cover Media)