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Fusion15
09-30-2003, 11:25 PM
I am 15 years old and i am 5'7.I work out everyday doing push ups,leg raises,bicep curls etc.And i also do plyometrics.I heard people saying carrying weights will get stunted because,all the nutritions go to my muscles instead of growing taller.
What should i do or what should i eat more.
I heard stretching exercise helps,how?wad should i do?

My dad is 5'11 and my mom is 5'5

BH-Dizzle
09-30-2003, 11:41 PM
I've heard that before, but I don't really know if if has any validity, because I've also heard and read that height is predetermined by genetics

bigboy_85616
10-01-2003, 12:15 AM
I agree with BH.......Height is pretty much pre-determined by genetics. But calistenics and plyometrics are good for the fast twitch fibers in the muscles, therfore making you more quicker and explosive. Being that you are 15, than light weight training with proper form will give your body stability and make it easier to start a solid platform for growth later after becoming more experienced.

Trent_Steel
10-01-2003, 12:22 AM
Genetics is part of it yes, but Im 5"11 and my identical twin is 6"1 so enviromental factors can make a difference. Diet has alot to do with it if you ask me.

Incase you were wondering us identical twins share the same DNA, we're clones if you like.

theomen
10-01-2003, 10:46 AM
I'd say the only worries might be increased test. stopping the growth plates, but usually steroids are needed for that.

raniali
10-02-2003, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Trent_Steel
Genetics is part of it yes, but Im 5"11 and my identical twin is 6"1 so enviromental factors can make a difference. Diet has alot to do with it if you ask me.



so - is there a significant or noticeable difference between your diets or how you were raised to account for the environmental factors you describe??

Scott S
10-02-2003, 11:15 AM
Just eat more. Russian studies have shown no stunted growth from squatting compared to regular kids.

Trent_Steel
10-02-2003, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by raniali



so - is there a significant or noticeable difference between your diets or how you were raised to account for the environmental factors you describe??


Not really!

raniali
10-02-2003, 11:56 AM
so then - how can you assert that diet plays a big role in explaining a 2" difference between twins?

cloned animals are not exact duplicates of the original. even though you have the same genes, different alleles can get expressed.

buffzilla
10-03-2003, 09:21 AM
Very poor nutrition will stunt growth. This is why average heights in the middle ages were so low. Also average heights of Japenese people have risen since WW2 on account of better nutrition.

Trent_Steel
10-03-2003, 01:00 PM
I dont know the answer I was just suggesting diet might be the key. The fact is I dont know why my bro is taller, maybe he stole more cookies when he was a kid.:D

buffzilla
10-03-2003, 05:59 PM
("Hands off," "Get back," "Go for it!") X10

PizDoff
10-03-2003, 06:29 PM
only a 2" difference? i know a set of twins (Caucasian if that means anything, probably doesn't) that have like 5" difference in height

the shorter guy is also skinnier....so nutrition? i guess

Trent_Steel
10-04-2003, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by buffzilla
("Hands off," "Get back," "Go for it!") X10


WTF!!!

Fusion15
10-07-2003, 06:18 AM
I take Vitamin C,B,Calcium,Fish oil and Protein powder,does that help?

Scott S
10-07-2003, 11:09 AM
calories will help too.

RuLess
10-07-2003, 12:38 PM
just eat.. eat. and eat

mikey4402
10-07-2003, 01:59 PM
i have been lifting since my teenage years, and im 6'6" so i dont think weight lifting will stunt your growth. unless you use inproper form and damage a growth plate or soemthing. but who knows mabey i would be 7'4 if i would of just waited :)

JeffWillConquer
10-08-2003, 06:29 AM
Teenage lifters! woot. But hey i'm 15 too, my dad is 6'3" and i'm 5'10", if I get jipped and don't grow to be 6'3"..i'll be pissed. Dag nabbit.

Scott S
10-08-2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by JeffWillConquer
i'm 5'10", if I get jipped and don't grow to be 6'3"..i'll be pissed. Dag nabbit.


whine whine whine whine. :rolleyes:


<----- 5'8"

Fusion15
10-29-2003, 09:24 AM
I am 130 pounds and lift a 22 pound dumbell for about 25 times on each hand,i heard lifting it the wrong way can put preassure on my spine and stunt my growth,what should i do?sit on a ball??

help me out guys

theomen
10-29-2003, 04:40 PM
well how do you lift the 22lb db's? There's 100's of exercises that use db's and each one can use different muscles, all of them if performed poorly will lead to injury. You may want to familarize yourself with the basics of bbing, it'll help you ALOT.

Maxgain
10-30-2003, 01:59 AM
The Omen what do you mean by increased test stopping your growth plates???

bradley
10-30-2003, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by Maxgain
The Omen what do you mean by increased test stopping your growth plates???

Testosterone and estrogen are hormones that are involved in causing the growth plates to fuse, hence the reason it is not recommended for teenagers to use exogenous hormones.

This thread also refers to hormones and growth plates.

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=37459&highlight=growth+plates

Maxgain
10-30-2003, 05:50 AM
Doe this just apply to actual testosterone products or steroids or gh etc or could i affect my growth by taking 6-oxo or zma or trying to boost my testosterone levels in any way
thanks

Maxgain
10-30-2003, 06:22 AM
i thought testosterone was a growth hormone and causes a boost in the skeletal frame when its higher as in puberty

JTyrell710
10-30-2003, 08:01 PM
actually twins DONT share identical DNA- but very close
I am curious about the testorone during teen years = growth or premature fusion issue
anyone with answers, it would be greatly appreciated

bradley
10-31-2003, 02:32 AM
Originally posted by Maxgain
i thought testosterone was a growth hormone and causes a boost in the skeletal frame when its higher as in puberty

There are other hormones involved besides testosterone and estrogen when looking at bone growth in general. The pituary gland secretes growth hormone which is responsible for increased division of cartilage cells at the epiphyseal plate (growth plate), and the thyroid gland will then be responsible for causing the ossification (bone formation) of this new cartilage tissue into bone.

Testosterone and estrogen are also involved in the process, due to the fact that they stimulate ossification at the growth plates. This in turn causes the epiphyseal plates to close, which then halts bone growth. Estrogen will have a greater affect on growth plates, hence the reason that females reach their maximum height before males.