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    I hear this a lot, and it doesn't help that all my friends who say it's BS are shorter than me (i'm not tall either only 5 ft 8) And I don't want to "stunt" my growth.
    Most people that also deny lifting means you wont grow to your potential height, always quote Arnold Schwarzenegger, but that guy took a **** load of steroids and growth supplements and is only 1 person out of 7 billion.

    I am currently eating right, and stretching and getting 9 hours of sleep (give or take I wake up to take a piss) but I go back to sleep soon after.

    Can someone reassure me lifting weights wont stunt my growth, since it's really worrying me.

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    It won't. You are genetically a manlet.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    It won't. You are genetically a manlet.
    Genetics wise, my grandads brother was 6ft+ so I could have a chance :ahee:
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    Height is due to genetics and nutrition. If lifting stunted growth, then the NFL would be full of manlets, because those guys lift from like the age of 14 to build size, strength and power.
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    It won't stunt you

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445252/

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    Thanks, you know what I mean though, you have seen those tiny guys who are huge muscle wise and it kind of puts me off
    Any anecdotal evidence of people you know who were my height and still grew whilst lifting?
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    (Original post by kumon)
    Thanks, you know what I mean though, you have seen those tiny guys who are huge muscle wise and it kind of puts me off
    Any anecdotal evidence of people you know who were my height and still grew whilst lifting?
    How old are you? If you're still young (16ish or less), you might have a couple more inches in you

    90% of height is genetic and 10% is environmental. Of that environmental 10%, it's mainly down to getting enough food. Remember that if you start lifting, that will use up a lot of calories so you'd need to eat more to get closer to your max potential height.


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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    How old are you? If you're still young (16ish or less), you might have a couple more inches in you

    90% of height is genetic and 10% is environmental. Of that environmental 10%, it's mainly down to getting enough food. Remember that if you start lifting, that will use up a lot of calories so you'd need to eat more to get closer to your max potential height.


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    Michael Jordan grew when he was 21, so I don't believe the 16 bit, im 18
    :lol: really? I'm skinny as it is. What do you recommend eating?
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    (Original post by kumon)
    Michael Jordan grew when he was 21, so I don't believe the 16 bit, im 18
    :lol: really? I'm skinny as it is. What do you recommend eating?
    There's no hard and fast rule, but little or no growth occurs in men after 18. Again depends on your genetics, but don't expect to become much taller in the next 2-3 years.

    It depends on your goals, if you want to add muscle mass then you need a calorific surplus and your diet should include enough protein - around 1 to 1.5 g per kg of body mass. Just google something along the lines of "calorie intake to gain muscle" and there's loads of calculators that'll tell you how many calories to consume every day.


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