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Height Growth After 20
Does lifting weights at the age of 20 decrease the chance of height growth? I am 179.5 cms and want to be 183 cms. Some tips please.
No more growth: You need to come to terms with the fact that you are not going to grow anymore. At 19, if you get maybe another 1/2 inch of growth, i'd be surprised. Your height is genetically determined, and your bones fuse by age 19, meaning no further growth is going to happen. There is no medication, hormone or other internet snake oil that is going to give you any more inches. Time to accept this is you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Naturally raise HGH: Most men stop growing around age 18- but occ. Some will grow until age 21 or so. Most 16 yo's won't grow more than another inch or so but some have a late growth spurt ; grow a few inches. Have a healthy diet ; take a good multivitamin- low zinc can limit growth. Try going to sleep by 10 pm. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone can also help. See http://bit.Ly/1cyctlq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With delayed puberty: Or if you have a specific medical problem that stunted growth that is treated. F you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. ...Read more
Yes and no: Adult height is mostly determined by your genetics. Eating well and exercising will help you grow to your full potential, but not anymore than whatever your genes have decided ahead of time. People who are malnourished don't grow as much as they could if they ate well. I suggest you exercise, eat well, get plenty of sleep. All that will will help stay on track to grow as much as you can. ...Read more