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Old 09-30-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

Well, I'm wondering if working out can prevent growth or make you smaller.

i just lost 1/2 in. but i dont know why. im thinking its because of working out too much, or lack of sleep.

soo, im doing 8 pound weight lifting. im 1* btw. so i need to know if working out shortens you. Thx.

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Old 10-01-2005, 03:24 AM   #2
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Re: Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

hmm. i've never heard of that. i've been working out faithfully for yrs and havent lost height.

 
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:29 AM   #3
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Re: Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

oh, also...no, it doesnt prevent growth. i think its great your so young and getting off to a great start, younger people should exercise...I've never heard of lack of sleep affecting height either. i'm about 5'5...if those two things were the case, i'd be 2'4 by now

 
Old 10-01-2005, 05:08 AM   #4
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Re: Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

It's doesn't but when you start weightlifting at a young age then it prevents you growing.

 
Old 10-01-2005, 07:10 AM   #5
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Re: Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

You lost a 1/2 inch? Unless you have bone loss or posture problems, that isn't possible. And certainly not as a result of exercise. 8 pounds isn't really 'heavy' lifting and is about perfect for your age. Check your height again and watch your posture.
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:23 PM   #6
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Re: Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

exercise promotes growth and regen of cells, ligaments and bones. Only thing I can think of would be the crushing of the disks from excess weight on your spinal column. At your age, perhaps the weight of your backpack overloaded with textbooks is affecting your posture as Naxis suggests. Try taking the load off for a while

 
Old 10-01-2005, 04:27 PM   #7
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Re: Can Exercise Decrease Height Or Prevent Growth?

well. what do you guys mean when you say weight lifting can shorten your height. I heard this a lot but nv knew what it meant. Does the weight lifting i'm doing fall into that category? or when you say weight lifting do you mean squats and such?

well. im thinking that i just marked my height wrong last month, thats why it looks like i lost 1/2 inch.

 
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