How to get taller?
- 09-20-2009, 02:13 AM
- 09-20-2009, 03:08 AM
09-20-2009, 03:18 AM
If you are a 'normal' adult and have already reached your genetic height, then you are not going to grow taller. However, studies have shown that for those who have diseases that affect their height or growth, short-term height growth can be stimulated by Growth Hormone and Oxandrolone (Rosenfield, et al., 1998).
Whatever your age, and especially if you are still not matured physically, then I do NOT recommend using anything to try and achieve faster height growth. Self-medication of hormonal substances is not something you should be messing with.
09-20-2009, 08:24 AM
09-20-2009, 08:48 AM
If you are young, sleep more, it will not change the genetic maximum height you can reach, but by getting enough sleep(9hrs) it just might ensure that you actually attain the max.
09-20-2009, 09:52 AM
09-20-2009, 08:19 PM
09-21-2009, 11:01 AM
AI will slow down bone maturation and extend the growth period. Estrogen is what makes women shorter.
WIsh I had known this when I was 18.
09-21-2009, 01:00 PM
09-21-2009, 03:35 PM
Nursing major who loved science too much... hence why I work out; to not be called a nerd... (off topic, I know)
But bottom line, don't mess with hormones and trying to get taller.
09-21-2009, 11:32 PM
09-21-2009, 11:35 PM
09-21-2009, 11:54 PM
09-22-2009, 12:08 AM
09-22-2009, 01:25 AM
09-22-2009, 03:05 PM
09-22-2009, 05:16 PM
09-26-2009, 06:03 PM
09-26-2009, 06:44 PM
It's not that bad being short, other than the fact that any shirt big enough to not be skin tight around the shoulders/chest will be so long as to look like a dress. When I was in high school one of my good friends was a full foot taller than me and people joked about us standing together but it was always good natured. I don't think anybody's said anything about my height in years.
09-26-2009, 11:29 PM
To the OP, No.... (which sucks but most of the time the truth does)
Once you've reached adult age, your growth plates are ossified (bound) and therefore no more vertical growing occurs regardless of the amount of HGH.
Extreme HGH intake post-puberty can result in acromegaly (where the skull gains vertical size but rest of the body doesn't). This was said by a respectable neuro-surgeon in my town.
Inversion table gives you temporary height gain (of let's say 2 inches max) because of the gravitational expansion in the spinal vertibrae, caused by the liquid. But this effect is just as temporary as doing 500 dumbell curls and getting heaps of pump, thus making your arms look bigger.
Stretching exercises can improve posture so if your posture sucks, then your prolly losing 1 - 2 inches there. Stretching can help that out. But stretching wont add size by expanding the connective tissue.
08-11-2010, 04:43 PM
What about spine straightening without surgery for mild scoliosis(11 degree)? I know this is an old thread. I'm 5' 11" and with out this curve I'd probably be 6 foot.
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