Kicking of course is the act of forcefully using one’s legs to achieve some end, whether it be practicing a martial arts derived move, or kicking a soccer ball.
As we’ve discussed elsewhere, exercise and targeted stretching on key areas such as the legs and spine can result in stretching which effectively increases height. This must also be the case of kicking then correct? After all, your legs can’t be put through much more forceful effort than a powerful kicking motion.
The long answer though is that it’s probably not the most savvy way of gaining height. The short answer is yes, kicking motions over a long period of time could almost certainly have the benefit of stretching out your leg muscles, increasing height.
First let’s look at the science behind this phenomenon. By studying people who use kicking motions repeatedly, most notably kickboxers, we see that their legs are on average one to two inches longer than normal. Likewise, football kick specialists have a longer kicking leg than their other leg, through hundreds of reps of kicking a football each day.
The trouble is that to replicate these results takes both a greater deal of time than other ‘grow taller’ exercises, as well as a greater deal of effort, as repeated kicking can be extremely taxing on the body.
It’s a great workout with its own benefits, but just in terms of gaining height (is measure of vertical distance, either vertical extent (how “tall” something or someone is) or vertical position (how “high” a point is). For example, “The height of that building is 50 m” or “The height of an airplane is about 10,000 m”. When the term is used to describe vertical position (of, e.g., an airplane) from sea level, height is more often called altitude. Furthermore, if the point is attached to the Earth (e.g., a mountain peak), then altitude (height above sea level) is called elevation.In a Cartesian space, height is measured along the vertical axis (y) between a specific point and another that does not have the same y-value. If both points happen to have the same y-value, then their relative height equal to zero), it’s a lot more effort and time expenditure than other (or The Other may refer to) routines with similar results. To gain the results achieved by these athletes, one would typically have to kick hundreds of times per day, even as many as a thousand times (is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. Time is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience. Time is often referred to as a fourth dimension, along with three spatial dimensions.Time has long been an important subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business, industry, sports, the sciences, and the performing arts all incorporate some notion of time into their respective measuring systems.Time in physics is unambiguously operationally defined as “what a clock reads”. See Units of Time. Time is one of the seven fundamental physical quantities in both the International System of Units and International System of Quantities. Time is used to define other quantities – such as velocity – so defining time in terms of such quantities would result in circularity of definition. An operational definition of time, wherein one says that observing a certain number of repetitions of one or another standard cyclical event (such as the passage of a free-swinging pendulum) constitutes one standard unit such as the second, is highly useful in the conduct of both advanced experiments and everyday affairs of life. The operational definition leaves aside the question whether there is something called time, apart from the counting activity just mentioned, that flows and that can be measured. Investigations of a single continuum called spacetime bring questions about space into questions about time, questions that have their roots in the works of early students of natural philosophy. Temporal measurement has occupied scientists and technologists, and was a prime motivation in navigation and astronomy. Periodic events and periodic motion have long served as standards for units of time. Examples include the apparent motion of the sun across the sky, the phases of the moon, the swing of a pendulum, and the beat of a heart. Currently, the international unit of time, the second, is defined by measuring the electronic transition frequency of caesium atoms (see below). Time is also of significant social importance, having economic value (“time is money”) as well as personal value, due to an awareness of the limited time in each day and in human life spans), and this can easily take upwards of an hour.
If you are interested in taking up kicking for increasing your height, or as a combination of full on exercise with the added benefit of height gain down the line, you should purchase a good kick boxing style bag.
Do this about 20 times for each leg then take a break. You’ll need to work on both legs (leg is a weight-bearing and locomotive anatomical structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as “extensible struts”. The combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional “hip” joint. As an anatomical animal structure it is used for locomotion. The distal end is often modified to distribute force (such as a foot). Most animals have an even number of legs. As a component of furniture, it is used for the economy of materials needed to provide the support for the useful surface such as the table top or chair seat) in equal doses, typically doing 20 short snap kicks (kick is a physical strike using the leg, in unison usually with an area of the knee or lower using the foot, heel, tibia, ball of the foot, blade of the foot, toes or knee (the latter is also known as a knee strike). This type of attack is used frequently by hooved animals as well as humans in the context of stand-up fighting. Kicks play a significant role in many forms of martial arts, such as savate, taekwondo, MMA, sikaran, karate, Pankration, Kung Fu, Vovinam, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Yaw-Yan, capoeira, silat, and kalaripayattu. Kicking is also prominent from its use in many sports, especially those called football. The best known of these sports is association football, also known as soccer) on each leg before switching. You should repeat the same workout routine again later in the day, resulting in 800-1000 kicks per day on each leg.
If you’re already a soccer player or practice a form of martial arts or other training regime that includes a high volume of kicking, it certainly can’t hurt your height to continue doing so.
Kicking in one form or another with the express intent of growing taller may not be the most logical choice though. Consider doing it by way of other means, like the ones just mentioned if you’d like to try it, and not solely for its height gaining benefits.