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You're 15, you still have several years of development left. There's no magical panacea that will suddenly give you a few inches of height, platform shoes or heels not withstanding. Height is determined by genetics, primarily. However, maintaining a healthy diet, low in processed foods, and keeping yourself fit and active will allow your body to grow to ...


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Sure... Training improperly or with poor form will cause all sorts of injuries both acute and degenerative, whether one is a child, teenager or adult. ...but not really That being said, the argument that lifting heavy things is itself somehow detrimental to growth is susceptible to a simple counterexample: children growing up on farms do all sorts of ...


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The concern regarding stunting the growth of teenagers is related to injuring growth plates. It turns out that weight training does not increase the incidence of growth plate injury and does not stunt growth. However, injury prevention requires correct form and the avoidance of overloading. It is especially important to supervise their training and teach ...


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What you’ve described is not an average training routine in my opinion. You’ve got a pretty heavy workload if you consider holding a job as well. You make no mention of the amount of weight, sets, or reps that you perform, so, I’ll assume from your description of not trying to build muscle, that those numbers are sufficiently low. Effectively, you’re ...


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While you won't be able to do much to impact the actual height of your body through exercise, to help make use of what you do have for height you can do exercises to strengthen your back and shoulders, leading to a more upright natural position which appears taller. Deadlifts are a great exercise to accomplish this; within a few months you should notice a ...


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Actually, height is largely genetic. However, nutrition is what impacts it from en environmental standpoint, and not exercise (it has a slight effect, assuming you are not a professional powerlifter, marathon runner or the like). So no, you cannot increase height by doing certain exercises. The notion that training basketball or volleyball makes you taller ...


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Here's a blog article I haven't posted yet. Will weight lifting, strength training, etc, stunt my or my child's growth? If you (or your child) aren't sprouting up as quickly as the other kids and you've been lifting weights, it's easy to resort to believing the old wives' tale that you're short because of the weight training. We may never know how this ...


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No. Height is purely genetic. There aren't any exercises you can do that will influence your height.


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I've seen a pretty big improvement in my trap development since starting strong lifts. Breakdown of the program's lifts: squats: don't activate your traps much from my knowledge bench press: activates your traps isometrically to protect your neck while lifting Bo/pendlay rows: activates your traps overhead press: if you do these with the correct ...


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A very important factor here is the question: are you male or female? From what I've observed: Young women tend to stop growing taller by the time they are your age. Young men tend to keep growing till their early 20s. There are exceptions in both cases, but as a general rule this is what I've observed over the years. A friend of mine was about your ...


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Weight lifting will not affect your general growth, including height, as long as you don't starve yourself. If you want broader shoulders and a slimmer waist, do shoulder exercises and lose fat.


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Not quite, no. When you work out, you are not actually killing cells, you are merely causing injuries in the muscle that when repaired become larger, which then causes either strength gain or hypertrophy. Cell death such as you are talking about is when cells become so damaged they can't carry out their normal function any more, or they have other ...


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I have a the same problem I usually do lots of dumbbell side raises on low weight just to get the shoulder pumped, this exercise really adds mass to the side of the shoulder (1 muscle of 3). Also the wide shoulders are an illusion created by a thin waist so you tend to look broader if you have a small waste. So basically loose the love handle :). But I must ...


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Growth can happen late. In my case, I hit my growth spur between the ages of 22 and 26, when I went from about 5'3" to 5'10". (My father is 5'3 and my mum 5'7 or so). You are 15 years old. I was slightly smaller than you at the same age and my best friend at the time was 6'3", I know all about being the small guy. So that's the first point. You have ...



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