Originally Posted by nfjsdkghsd
im 16 right now (going to be 17 in april) my moms 5'2 my dads 5'3-4 im 5'4 1/2 is there any chance for me growing anymore? i want to be 5'10 that would be great even 5'8 would be good but is there any chance for me getting that tall? slim chance huh?
Given your height now and your age, you probably won't grow much more, unless you started puberty very late. You may grow another inch or two, from 17-18, but most males finish growing by about 18-19. There are a rare few who get growth spurts at 18-20, but its extremely rare. I was a late bloomer, and most of my height growth was done by 17, and I tacked on another inch from 17-19.
As for heredity and height, strange things can happen with recessive genes from your ancestors. Usually your height will be the product of your parent's height (i.e. if your parents are both short, you will most likely be short as well). But occassionally, you end up with a recessive gene that may be much taller or shorter than your parents. Witness Shaquile O'Neil for example - he is MUCH taller than his parents. Even my 15 year old cousin - he's 6'5" now and still growing, and he towers over his parents, and no one else in my family is anywhere near as tall as he is, so it's like 'where did THAT come from!?!'
So genetics can play weird tricks sometimes.