A 16-year-old male asked:
so guys just told me that when you are working out at an age like mine. as soon as your back (shoulders) you wont get any taller.is this true?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Chad Zooker answered
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Determining height: Boys usually reach peak skeletal maturity between the ages of 13 and 15. At 16, your major growth plates in your legs are likely closed. Your spine will continue to grow for the next several years contributing a little more to your height, but not as much as your other growth plates did during development. Always focus on proper form. At 16 your exercise is unlikely to effect remaining growth.
Answered on Aug 26, 2013
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