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    akinu is offline In Orientation
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    Gain height programs?

    Hi,

    Anybody tried those "be taller" programs? Are they for real? Did anybody actually gain any height with these programs? Is it possible to increase height after 20?

    Thanks

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    akinu is offline In Orientation
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    Which program did you choose?

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    malkore is offline Deceptimod
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    Didn't choose any, because THEY DON'T WORK!

    There are only a couple ways to spur growth, either through injection of human growth hormone (can be dangerous) or through testosterone injections. usually its growth hormone in younger kids who aren't as tall as they should be, but I had a friend get testosterone for a few months because his doc was making him 'finish puberty' (he was 18-19 at the time), and he did in fact grow a few inches, his voice deepened a hair, and he finally had to start shaving.

    either way, a licensed doctor would determine you needed this kind of treatment.
    nothing you can order off the internet will do anything to increase height, and could very likely harm you.

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    akinu is offline In Orientation
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    Thanks. What about the posture correction streching exercises that prevent shrinkage? Are they harmful or are they OK?

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    Ashok_Montreal is offline Warming Up
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    I started a similar thread.

    I have some info there. Do not know if it will be any help thou.

    http://www.fitness.com/forum/weight-...ler-18636.html

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    LeanBean is offline First Set
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    Ultimately, height is determined by your genetics.

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    camel is offline In Orientation
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanBean View Post
    Ultimately, height is determined by your genetics.
    Actually, that's not entirely true. Genetics plays a role but environment, mostly diet, does as well. Identical twins have the same genetics. There have been cases where separated twins grew up in different countries, one impoverished, and one grew much taller than the other, about 5". Anyway, most twins growing up in the same environment have about 1" height difference maybe 2", again same genetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malkore View Post
    Didn't choose any, because THEY DON'T WORK!

    There are only a couple ways to spur growth, either through injection of human growth hormone (can be dangerous) or through testosterone injections. usually its growth hormone in younger kids who aren't as tall as they should be, but I had a friend get testosterone for a few months because his doc was making him 'finish puberty' (he was 18-19 at the time), and he did in fact grow a few inches, his voice deepened a hair, and he finally had to start shaving.

    either way, a licensed doctor would determine you needed this kind of treatment.
    nothing you can order off the internet will do anything to increase height, and could very likely harm you.
    Wow, I didn't know it was possible to "not finish" puberty. I'll be 20 in 6 months and I still don't shave - at all. Nothing, no dirty stash, no peach fuzz. I'm 5'10" though, and I have "body hair", except for on my face and arms. My friends tell me I'm lucky (shaving is a pain), but if it turns out that I didn't "finish puberty", I'd love to get a few more inches of height.

    If anyone knows about this more in depth, let me know. Another weird thing about myself - I didn't hit puberty until really late. I was almost 17 before anything, and I mean anything, started.

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    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
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    Quote Originally Posted by akinu View Post
    Thanks. What about the posture correction streching exercises that prevent shrinkage? Are they harmful or are they OK?
    If you hunch and slouch, posture correcting exersices can make you appear taller since they make you stand up tall and proud

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    Z1P2 is offline Warming Up
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    Ok, here's my gain heigt program, but it only works from birth until about 17... eat lots of plain cherios cerial. I won't guarantee it, but it seemed to work for me... a little too well. Trust me on this one guys, being tall is a pain in the you-know-what!

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    CyberIslanddude is offline Registered User
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    Height Enhancing Techniques

    I'm 5.6" tall and my short stature had always been an impediment for achieving poise and self-confidence. It was about two years ago that I met my wife and we almost instantly made connection. She is about half an inch shorter than me but I would always feel a little insecure whenever she wore sandals. This would make her look much taller than myself. Not that anything wrong with that but society collectively feeds us with some stereotypes and a guy shorter than a woman would always raise eyebrows. My wife (who back then was my girlfriend) was conscious of myself being a little uneasy. She started coaching me on improving my dress coordination and also suggested that I should try wearing those walktall shoes. Doing a little research myself I gathered some info on stretching exercises. Although itís true that exercises will not make you grow taller but it definitely helped me improve my posture. We certainly have more height hidden behind our slouched back and shabby dressing than we ever realize. There are some very basic stretching exercises and vertical fashion techniques that together can make a noticeable improvement in your height. And lastly itís all a matter of perception. It all boils down to how we perceive ourselves. A better height can add to our confidence, but again, itís our mind that perhaps makes us insecure. Some short dudes possess endless energy that makes their presence much taller than their height. You can follow the link below to get more info on posture exercises and some basic visual height enhancement techniques:
    How to Grow Taller: A Guide for Increasing Height

    Good luck

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    Streamline is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    This is just beyond stupid! Three "how do i get taller" threads in the space of a few months.....I mean FFS!

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    xswtsalvationx0 is offline Second Set
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1P2 View Post
    Ok, here's my gain heigt program, but it only works from birth until about 17... eat lots of plain cherios cerial. I won't guarantee it, but it seemed to work for me... a little too well. Trust me on this one guys, being tall is a pain in the you-know-what!
    It does not work! I am 5'0, so I know it doesnt work. Its all about how tall your parents are and stuff..it runs in the family. I am 5'0, my disabled sister is 4'10, mom is 5'4, dad is 5'10

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    LeanBean is offline First Set
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    Quote Originally Posted by camel View Post
    Actually, that's not entirely true. Genetics plays a role but environment, mostly diet, does as well. Identical twins have the same genetics. There have been cases where separated twins grew up in different countries, one impoverished, and one grew much taller than the other, about 5". Anyway, most twins growing up in the same environment have about 1" height difference maybe 2", again same genetics.
    Very interesting. Had I known that, I would've never eaten junk food or drank so much soda as I did during my childhood years.

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    Merciless is offline Fourth Set
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    I think what he meant was more extreme, like malnutrition. With all do respect, in Africa the malnourished kids arent growing 6 feet tall. Same with a fifth of the population in North Korea. Here in America where food is in abundance it is commom to be that tall.

    Nutrition(or lack of) as well as genetics can both play a role in height.

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