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It There A Way To Enhance Your Growth?

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Volley Ball Getting Taller Question

If you've ever wondered if there was a way for you to get taller and enhance your growth, then you are not alone!

This curious FitPerez reader asked our Jen Cohen for some advice on that very subject!

The Question:

So… I'm going to join the volleyball team soon. And I'm 5'9,which is short in volleyball terms!

I was wondering if there was anything that I can do to inhance my growth.

Here's Jen's response:

If I had an exercise to make you grow taller, I'd have thousands of guys beating down my door for the secret - it doesn't exist. The good news is for volleyball, 5'9” meets the height requirements to be a libero & a setter on the college level, so you're not out of the game. The best thing you can do for your volleyball career is to work on your technique and performance- make up for your height in speed or strength. In the end, performance matters over everything else. For example, take NBA player Spud Webb. At 5'6” he was the shortest person to ever be in, and then WIN, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, in a career that lasted 13 years. He won out over players that were a foot and a half taller than him!

That's a great point, and absolutely true, Jen!

Yeah, it's a bummer that there isn't much that will help us get taller, but the fact of the matter is that performance is usually the best way to get ahead in a sport rather than just size!

Good luck on the team!

If you've got a question for Jennifer, tweet her @JenCohenNGR and keep checking FitPerez.com for more fitness advice from El Lay's leading trainers!

Thanks, Jen!

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Should You Still Exercise If Your Body Is Sore From The Last Time??

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Jenn Cohen Fatigue

Here's our latest Q&A with Jen Cohen… and it's something we've always wondered about too, but just kept forgetting to ask someone who'd know!!

A reader asks:

Some days after I have done a hard work out my body is really sore.

Should I still exercise even if my body is sore?

According to Jen:

Depends on what type of sore. It's normal to feel sore or stiff after a hard workout, especially when you're starting something new - if you're having physical pains, then it's time to see a doctor. For regular soreness, here are 4 things you can do to prevent soreness and help work through the discomfort you have now:
1. Dynamic stretching at the beginning and end of your workouts; dynamic stretching is controlled stretching while moving. A good move is high-stepping, bringing your legs up high as you go.
2. Change the muscle groups you work from day to day. If your legs and abs are sore from yesterday's work-out, focus on arms, chest and back today.
3. Stay hydrated - your body won't function efficiently if you don't water it!
4. Work away soreness with low intensity exercise, like walking or like cycling. These activities get the blood flowing and reduce the build-up of lactic acid built up from working out, which will help soreness.

We figured this was the case, but it's definitely good to know!

Keep up the good work, Perezcious Reader! We're glad to hear you're keeping in shape! And thanks, Jen!

If you have any questions for Jen, email them over at tips@fitperez.com or tweet @JenCohenNGR!

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