Growing taller?

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  1. arabgangsta

    arabgangsta New Member

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    Is there a way i can grow taller, i thought about getting nutrition and sleep as well as huge intakes of calcium anything else i should know?
     
  2. cunninglinguist

    cunninglinguist RAEPERQUICKING

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    other than hormone injections, you'll grow as far as your genetics will take you
     
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    arabgangsta New Member

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    what about weight lifting doesnt that stunt your growth?
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    Atenza6i New Member

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    oh really. i wanna paper mat. how about that.

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    :ugh:

    And a six four Impala
     
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    how old are you? your growth plates may have closed already. If this is the case, you can at least work on your posture.
     
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    I highly dislike being a shorter person (5' 8") but I am getting over it. it's what God gave me and theres nothing I can do about it. Just go to the gym and build big muscles to compensate :)
     
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    Sin.dc2r New Member

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    I wish I had girl that looked good, I would call her.............
     
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    what's the range for the ages they close at? and average closure age??
     
  12. y0gfx

    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    Whats this growth plate? I'm 19 and 5'8"....(I'm asian :( )I wanna be 6'3" :O
     
  13. BlkGS3

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    Till what age does the body grow again? Last i heard it was 25. Im 6'2" at 18 years old, i dont want to grow any more.
     
  14. Zika

    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    Best you can hope for is follow a typical bodybuilder's bulking diet.

    I would'nt skip the weight lifting. It will only stunt growth if you lift stupidly large amounts of weight, it will probably help by increasing you testosterone levels and thus making you grow taller.
    Of course supplementing with calcium will help, but an actual calcium deficency won't stunt your growth. You won't need to worry about this anyway if you're following a proper bulking diet with all the vitamins and minerals properly supplemented.

    It makes sense, a bodybuilders aim is too increase cell devolpment to the maximum amounts and the same is with people who want to grow taller.

    Go to the doctor if you want you're growth plates checked.

    I'm short, but I won't ever grow any taller. I've just learnt to except it. It has advantages e.g. I can pull bigger weights in the gym.

    In this day and age, height really is only a problem in social situations.
     
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  15. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    thats what most short guys do :o
     
  16. Taker

    Taker 找死吗?

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    isn't too much calcium bad for you?

    something about your bones being calcified, whatever that means.
     
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    :werd: I'm 6'3 (turning 18 on the 28th) and if I grow another inch, I'm gonna get my legs removed.
     
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    I have searched through many medical websites and many of them differ slightly in their numbers. What was generally said was that men stop growing in their early 20's and some as late as 25. Women tend to stop at 19 to 21.

    A simple body calculator for men (inches):
    Your height potential = (Height of Mother + Height of Father + 5)/2

    For example, my calculated height 68.5 inches (5'8.5") and my actual height is just under 5'9" at 20 years old

    68.5" = (60" + 72" + 5)/2



    Check out this link for more info and a body height calculator: http://www.teengrowth.com/index.cfm...63&category=body&catdesc=Body&subdesc=Puberty


    Be skeptical of what you read on the net.
     
  19. mEds

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    Im asian and 6'04"

    There are a lot of downsides to being taller... As well as a plethora of great ones... keep that in mind when I have to buy a coach airline ticket, go to mexico, buy clothes, eat and have to arch my back in some restaurants with the low decor.:wiggle:
     
  20. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    You can always have your legs broken then seperated so they can grow longer. :eek3:
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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  22. y0gfx

    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    LOL Although at this point i GUESS i'm satisfied w/being 5'8" (I'm taller than some of my friends :mamoru:) My goal IS to become broly. However. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be TALL and BROLY, is there?

    edit: And to that average thing. My dad is 5'2" and mom 5'3". I'm way past my potential...

    edit2: make that 5'2" + 5'8 /2....5'5 average? [site makes me add 6 to my mom to assume she was a man :hs:]
     
  23. Atenza6i

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    17 y/o korean and 5'8'' here, parents are 5'2'' and 5'6''
     
  24. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    short isn't as bad as most guys and shallow girls make it out to be.
    I like a guy to be close to my height. (5'8")

    :naughty: it makes :69: perfect :o
     
  25. mEds

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    I banged the shortest girl ever two nights ago:squint: Needless to say, it was awesome. 5'1":bowdown:
     
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