Me: This story was also found from the Make Me Taller Forum (source link) and from the first look of it, it doesn’t seem to be at least an April Fool’s joke like the last one.
Analysis: The thing is that while the article says Pierre grow 2 inches from 5′ 7″ to 5′ 9″ but in the video he actually claims only 1.5″ of height increase, which for the height increase seeker’s community is a big difference. We are talking about at least a 1 cm difference in claim between the two sources. In the Mirror UK it seems he increased his height by 3.15 cm. It also shows that he is not 5′ 9″ but “just shy of it”. He claims that if you join in the 6 weeks program you are gauranteed to increase in height by 2 cm. For Pierre he has been doing those exercises for “a couple of years”. It involves combining pilates and yoga along with strength work and speed work. There is a device which is similar to the traction machine which stretches out the body (at least the vertebrate). In terms of the science behind the idea, there is some very similar ideas to Sky’s Old theory. Pierre seems to suggest that high intensity exercises like sprints help elevate the HGH release rate which we researched and shown to be real. In addition those sprints will cause microfractures which will eventually heal and lead to bone lengthening (or at least he claims). There is also height increase “by inducing spinal decompression which stimulates growth by increasing the fluid capacity in the spinal disks” as Pierre says. The GymBox apparently is willing to give you a money back refund if you try out the 6 week program and don’t grow the 2 cm that they promise you. So the program seems to involve the science of spinal decompression, inducing microfractures, and increased HGH levels. When I looked at this Pierre guy on Google, he turns up to be a real trainer based on the UK with his own website, company, and LinkedIn profile.
Conclusion: From a quick google search on the term “A-Grow-Bics” there are a few articles all written by UK sources looking at this claim. There was an article written by Daily Mail UK, Standard UK, Reveal UK, Mirror UK, Female First UK, and also the GymBox website. The gym is held in London and you can join the 6 week program for 200 pounds and they offer a refund if you don’t get the 2 cm increase that they promise. Tyler on one of his posts years ago said that he hoped that one day people can go into the local gym and ask a personal trainer to get them on a program which would allow them to increase height. Maybe that day is finally here.
You can watch the video below where the fitness trainer Pierre Pozzuto claim a few things which seems very incredible.
Daily Mail UK article link HERE…
New gym class A-Grow-Bics promises to add inches to your height – but is it a tall story?
By LUCY WATERLOW
PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 22 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:17 GMT, 22 October 2012
It sounds ideal for short men like Simon Cowell and Jamie Cullum who may want to be taller than the ladies in their lives, while petite women such as Kylie Minogue and Lea Michele could ditch their sky-high heels if claims from a new gym class are true.
Fitness chain Gymbox say they can have developed a workout that guarantees to make you taller. They are so confident of their claim, they even offer money back to anyone who tries it and doesn’t grow at least 2 cm.
Fitness trainer Pierre Pozzuto developed the gym class which involves a mix of pilates, yoga, strengthening and speed work – plus a session on a scary-looking 15th century-inspired rack.
Petite: Kylie Minogue, left, is 5ft while actress Lea Michele is 5ft 2. A new gym class claims it could make them taller through yoga, strength and speed work (Picture Deleted)
Such implements were once used to torture people but Pierre insists it isn’t a painful experience as it’s designed to gently stretch the body once the muscles are warmed up.
Pierre developed the six week course because he was keen to increase his own height from 5ft 7.
He said: I wasn’t the biggest guy in the world and it always bothered me, so at the age of 26, I decided to do something about it. I set about designing a set of exercises to help me grow and they worked – so much so that my height jumped to nearly 5ft 9 in only a few months.
Tall order: From left, could Simon Cowell, Jamie Cullum and Tom Cruise gain in stature by following fitness trainer Pierre Pozzuto’s techniques?
‘When I told a few people, they begged me to help them grow too and that’s the aim with the A-Grow-Bics class.’
Pierre said his class works by inducing the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) through repeated sprint exercises.
He said repeat sprinting also ’causes micro fractures in the bones that repair in a week encouraging them to strengthen, remould and grow.’
The rack, yoga positions and inversion exercises, such as hanging upside down from the feet, are also said to increase height ‘by inducing spinal decompression which stimulates growth by increasing the fluid capacity in the spinal disks’, according to Pierre.
No pain, no gain? The 15th century-inspired rack used during the gym sessions looks like a torture device
Drawn out: Pierre, pictured left, said the device works by gently stretching the body once the muscles have been warmed up
But Dr James Noake, an expert in sport and exercise medicine, told Style magazine he was skeptical about Pierre’s claims.
‘The discs between our vertebrae are made of tough material, with little capacity for expansion, and the rigid join structures either side of them will be resistant to lengthening,’ he said.
He added that the rack was ‘highly unlikely’ to permanently help someone become taller while encouraging micro fractures was ‘a little alarming’ and ‘unlikely’ to be caused by speed work in those with healthy bones.
Growth spurt: Pierre claims he has increased his own height from 5ft 7 to 5 ft 9 over two years using his methods
But Gymbox insist they can add inches to anyone who follows Pierre’s method.
Managing director Richard Hilton said: ‘People join our gyms for all sorts of reasons, but one of the more unusual requests our trainers often receive is for exercises to aid growth. While we know this is a tall order, Pierre’s techniques are head and shoulders above the rest and really do work.
‘We are so confident in this class that we guarantee all participants will grow by at least two centimetres – if not, we’ll happily give them their money back.’
Watch Pierre Pozzuto explain his height-increasing techniques below…