My height was predicted half a year ago to be 165 cm because of the lack of nutrition and such. Now, I'm 163, eating more and started to train. Do you think I will be 165? I'm 16 years old so it seems weird to grow just 2 cm for the next years.
Hi handsome. Since our prime discussion is height, let us talk everything about height. Height is vertical growth/length of the body. It usually occurs usually upto 16 years of age in males; may sometimes ramdomly show colors even later, upto the age of 18-19 years. Height does not take place continously; it happens in a periodic spikes. Height is also, absolutely genetic. A lazy youngster might grow taller than an active athletic youngster who won ‘Student of the Year’. No amount of cycling and hanging can help height; viceversa, resistance training does not affect height, unless misused, to finish off the bone’s epyphyseal/growth plate.Height suppresses with age and time. Why? Through the years, we become lazier than before due to table constrained work, lack of adequate physical activity, spoilt lifestyle, lack of rest, depression, bad food quality, fat collection, etc. The list is endless. The knees tend to curve, your feet balance either inward or outward, the pelvis tends to lose balance, your shoulders droop down, the neck starts coming forward, the lower back stoops forward due to fat collection in the belly. All this unknowingly play with your posture; and posture relates to height.Coming back to our question, you were counted as 165 cms; roughly 5'4? (1 inch=2.54 cms). It's slightly less for your age. There is full possibility to surge up; but again, genetics here. Nothing can beat genetics. If either of your parent is slightly short; or maybe their parent, or some relative, anything. Nobody can predict height. But talking practical, it is not right for you to lose 2 inches at this age. Then why?You said you've started to eat more. But what? Do you think eating means eating anything? Or even if it is increase in quantity of your usual eatery, maybe all is not right. You must have at least 1 gram of protien, per kilogram of your body weight. Compound carbohydrates is another thing you've tho look at; foods that do not digest quickly and help you keep full for a longer period of time. You must consume 20% of your diet as good fats; ie. omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids.Secondly, as a growing youth who is still on a lookout for height; you must exercise likewise with weights. You may do every exercise with weights, but be careful to see that you do not resort to weights where you cannot perform 20 repetitions. That type of weight can hamper your epyphyseal/growth plate, if it is still existing. Your style of standing with drooped shoulders, not holding a high head, not protracting your chest/pushing out your ribcage, looking down towards the mobile all day long; these are the prime fundamental causes of you falling shorter than your previous height, at this age.At 52, I seem to stand about an inch taller with the help of all these practices + regular stretching, pullups, etc. Do you think I could grow taller at this age? Never. But stretching my backbone regularly, has definitely stretched my upper body. All my friends of similar height, look shorter than me, today.So, please understand that there is nothing wrong; in fact, it is great to exercise. You have to repair your lifestyle. Spend quality time in the gym, not quantitative time. Spend less life of interval between sets. Do not pick your mobile after each set; you unrealizingly spend more than double time of rest, with it. Try to complete your workout within an hour. Your gym is not the end. Practice to improve your lifestyle and posture, as we discussed above. You will soon see yourself aiming upward again. ALL THE BEST !!For more info, contact 9833303994 or firstname.lastname@example.org