Also height of grandparents matters. Recessive genes and all that blah blah blah. Ill let the scientists discuss genome mapping and all that etc.
but whats that kids name...anyone know?
Richard Sandlak (not sure on the spelling of the last name)
Originally Posted by hamper19
that kid will not grow over 5'
i knew a kid his brothers were all 6ft+
he was the only one that lifted for wrestling including all of his starving, he was 5'6
he has even admitted he thinks because of his early(12-16)
maximal lifting stunted his growth.
Your saying it was the lifting and not the starving that stunted his growth? If your not eating it doesn't matter what you do, you ain't gonna be six feet.Originally Posted by kelsey
I'm with you Scottyo, there are really NO studies that prove or make it very reasonable to think that lifting heavy weights will stunt growth. OTOH, I'll bet that the last million or so years has seen young children do all kinds of heavy physical labour... Maybe parents are just really scared at the idea of a 13-year-old that dominates them physically.....
From what we know of the body's functioning, it tends to REACT to the stimulus given it, quite opposite from just showing sings of having received it... Just like tanning, growing muscle, or even those creams that are supposed to hydrate the ladies' skin and make it wrinkle-free, that actually weaken its internal regenerative abilities... Making it eventually more wrinkled... Just like shaving, that makes the hair all that much harder and quicker-growing... etc. etc. etc.
Oh, and WiNgS, that avatar is DISTRACTING
I can't help thinking of the female gymnasts at the Olympics. STUNTED is pretty much stamped on their odd little foreheads. Those ladies train from the time they can walk and when they're 26 they look like they are 9. Freaky.
I do think there is truth to heavy lifting or over training possibly stunting growth. We see it in ancient cultures and third world culture sof today however those situations are generally coupled with low protein , calorie restricted environments.
exogenous GH + protein + adequate rest will equal growth prior to the gorwth plates closing.
Endogenous GH + low calories/protein + inadequate rest..I'm betting this will lead to stunting.
actually over the past 2-3 years of training i've gained about .5-1 inch in height