I have always been short. And I always wanted to be tall. My Dad is of average height, but my mom is pretty short, even for a woman. So, I decided that I inherited my mom’s genes, and there is no way for me to grow.
I know it sucks, but I kinda used to it and just accepted my height.
Let’s be clear. There is nothing wrong about not being short. For instance, the most famous shorty was Napoleon Bonapart.
There is a famous story that happened at the beginning of his military career. He was a general who was promoted recently from a captain rank, and nobody knew at that time who he was.
When Napoleon arrived at the army headquarters, other generals tried to challenge him. The most annoying guy was a huge and massive general Augereau.
Napoleon looked at him and said: “Listen, you are a head taller than me. If you keep challenging me, I will eliminate this difference.” Naturally, after such a comment, the general backed down.
As you can see short people can be quit successful and convincing. But, let’s get back to my story.
Everything was kinda Ok until I met one girl. She was 5’8″ or so, and while I wanted to be around her, I didn’t want to approach closer to her. Not because I was afraid, but because I didn’t want to look down up in her eyes.
Now I know how ridiculous I was. I even wrote a post about the issue when your girlfriend is taller than you.
But at that time, the problem was so painful that I again started thinking about ways to increase my height.
And one day someone told me an interesting story.
How to Change Reality
A psychologist was asked to visit one of the hospitals where kids with diabetes were treated. When he asked why do they need a psychologist, they told him that there was something weird happening.
The hospital had three departments, and only in one of them, kids were recovering from diabetes. The administration checked everything: food, rooms, prescriptions; they even swapped doctors and nurses. Everything was the same, and yet only in one department, children kept getting better than in two others.
The psychologist spent three months trying to get to the bottom of this, and finally, he noticed the games that children played in the “good” department were a little strange.
Children were told that they were sick, but since they didn’t understand what diabetes is, doctors told them that their bodies had a lot of sugar, and they shouldn’t eat sugar.
The psychologist noticed that a little girl was splashing in the pool and singing something like, “I am sugar, I am sugar.” The doctor asked, “Why are you saying that you are a sugar?”
The girl was amazed that the adult didn’t understand a simple thing: sugar dissolves in water! By convincing themselves that sugar in their body was dissolving, they were getting rid of diabetes.
What does it mean?
By controlling our imagination, we can control reality!
This story shook me to the core. Let me repeat again, we (all of us) have the power to change the reality, and if I want to be taller, I can change my body by convincing myself that I am growing!
Later, I learned about the law of attraction, and I want you to read about it and use it in your daily exercises.
But just imagining is not enough, you have to work very hard to get the desired outcome. There is nothing free in this world, and if you want to achieve something, you have to exert maximum effort and display maximum confidence in the end result.
So, I convinced myself that I would get taller by 2 inches (5 cm) and made a plan. In order to grow, I needed the following ingredients:
- Confidence (Law of attraction)
- Good sleep habits
Diet, exercises, and sleep postures are all covered in the Grow taller after puberty book. I purchased the book and followed the routine included in it religiously.
One of the main exercises is hanging. More you hang taller you get obviously. You can read my article on the benefits of hanging as well.
While supplements are not required with the proper diet, I decided to buy some vitamins as well. I don’t know if they helped or not. I also don’t know if I would succeed without vitamins either. I just include everything I tried, and you decide for yourself if you need it or not.
So, if you want to know what I used here is the link:
It has all ingredients you need: Calcium and Collagen for bone growth, vitamin D, Thiamine and Riboflavin to stimulate growth spurts. And it does not contain harmful stuff such as hormones, sugar, and GMOs.
You can read my detailed review of this and other height growth supplements here:
And one more thing
Pure Fitness Multi-Purpose (Amazon)
I know it does not have anything with height increase, and this is not something that girls probably need, but I spend a lot of time working on my biceps.
In the Boron Letters, the Dad was suggesting his son do presses and curls. But above all, he recommended spending time to develop strong muscular arms.
There are three reasons for having muscular arms:
- Once you get taller, you will look skinnier. And the thing is you don’t want is to look like a noodle.
- Having muscular arms makes men attractive to women.
- Visibly strong arms send a signal to other men that it’s better not to mess with you.
Note: do not use weights for developing arm muscles. Weight lifting is not allowed during the program. So, use only your body and do pushups, pull ups and isometric exercises.
So, probably you want to know about the results?
Well, I am happy to report that my height increased by 3 inches (8 cm) after several months. Naturally, when I saw progress, I wanted to become even taller.
However, at some point, no matter how hard I tried, my progress has stopped. But who cares, I achieved my goal, and I am happy.
And that girl I was dreaming about? Unfortunately, nothing happened because she moved to Oregon. But I am not sad, I found someone special, and she’s only 5’5″.
The pillar of my plan was Grow taller after puberty book. Granted, I added my own flavor to it, but it was a cornerstone on which I have built my routine.
The book starts with a great explanation which hormone makes people taller, how it works and when it stops working.
Then it devotes more than 60 pages to a routine, exercises you need to do every day in order to stretch and generate microfracture, the only way to get taller after puberty.
It also has a chapter on using a raised saddle to elongate the legs, something I never saw anywhere else.
There is also some information about foods that help to grow, but I believe I have better posts on my web site, which you need to check.