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Does working out young stunt your growth or is that just a myth?

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  1. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    I saw a young boy working out hard, he was like 10 or something and was recently breaking records.

    Now I've always heard working out causes one to not grow that tall, but I know of this kid "Little Hercules" who worked out super hard when he was young

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    Be grew to be 5'9 (bottom pic) which is NOT short in spite of what Sherdog makes it seem to be.

    How old were you when you started working out? What is your height now?

    Is this true or false? If it is a myth where did it come from?
     
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  2. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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  3. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    I forsee Sherdoggers still calling him a 'manlet'

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  4. JabToucher Banned Banned

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    Having a poor diet young is more likely to affect height.

    But damage to your long bones can cause problems, especially if at the epipheal plates.
     
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    i TOOK A LOT OF ACID AND lAID in fields a lot but I'm still 6ft
     
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    started at age 14, 5'11. I would think it's a bad idea to do any type of heavy lifting before puberty
     
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    all that time working out you could spend with your family or making money at work. gyms were created to make money. when did people start going to a gym? 1980's?

    my grandpa who flew planes vs nazis in ww2 never hit a gym in his life and lived to be 88
     
  10. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    5'11 is a good height, but would you have been 6'5 like all of the other Sherdoggers?
     
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    I'd say wait till puberty or 16 to be safe. There's this kid whose parents worked for my family, he used to be like average brats but then he hits puberty and grew like crazy and almost as tall as me now.
     
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    I started lifting at 15 and grew 2 more inches by the time I was in my 20s so it definitely won’t stop your height gains altogether
     
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    I started doing pull ups at around 9-10 years old, I grew up to be a whopping 5 5", however I'm a lot stronger than a lot of people regardless of size
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    I've watched a real life example of this...

    Friend has identical twins. One eats healthy food and plenty of it. The other is extremely picky and eats mainly garbage.

    At 12 years old, Twin #1 is probably at least 1.5"-2" taller than the other twin and is solid. The smaller twin is also extremely skinny and weaker than the 1st twin.

    Seriously, it's a great example of how diet can affect a kid's growth. I'm extremely curious of what the final height of both twins is going to be. Will the lagging twin eventually catch up to the first twin? Or has his shitty diet already done the damage and he'll be forever shorter than the other.

    If so, it's going to be a bitter pill for the shorter twin to swallow when they're chasing girls in their 20's.
     
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    Pretty sure that it was a debunked myth.

    If the kid is eating the right amount of food (he would need more calories if he trains a lot) he would not have problems growing up.

    Not saying it's healthy.

    LOL at little Hercules becoming a skinny-fat dude.
     
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    I sure as shit wish someone warned me about how diet/sleep would affect height as a kid!!!

    If I could turn back time I'd be taking multi vitamins and greens etc everyday!

    Used to just be told height is purely down to whatever your parents heights are, give or take.

    I was never a fussy eater. Just grew up on microwave meals and frozen pizzas mostly. My parents really can't cook at all, even to this day.

    This might be not quite "proven" but I read some medical text claiming long term asthma treatment stunts kids growth apparently.
     
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    Working out? I think i started in my 30s. I’m 6 ft.
     
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    If you break your growth plates you will, but that usually happens from bone breaks. There’s a girl at my work who broke her arm when she was little and now one arm is longer than the other by like an inch.
     
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    Lmao at 5'9 being "regular" .
     
  20. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    Height for strength, is it worth it?

    Can you work it? Put my thing down flip it and reverse it.
     
  21. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    Lol. I notice a lot of world class athletes tend to get out of shape when they aren't training. I guess their bodies are used to a certain level or activity.
     

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