Someone says that if you play basketball or something like that, your lenght will grow up. Indeed, I don't believe this. By the way, I wanted to take your ideas. What do you think about it?


  • What kind of size are you referring to? Height? Width? ... Length?
    – Alec
    Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 16:14
  • I mean lenght. Got it? So like imagine that a guy with 1.75 lenght, if he does sport, his lenght will grow up.
    – Liam
    Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 16:16
  • What kind of age are we talking about here?
    – Alec
    Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 16:20
  • 13/12 - 18/21 Adolescence. I mean when anabolism > catabolism.
    – Liam
    Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 16:33

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A person's overall height is determined by their genetics. You can stunt a person's growth by malnutrition, but a person can not grow taller than what he or she is destined to be.

The reason people may think sports make people taller is because professional athletes tend to be taller than average. That is because height gives a slight advantage in some sports. It has nothing to do with any kind of extended growth.

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