View Full Version : muscle possibly stunting growth?


cosmichorn
03-29-2008, 11:51 AM
hey im 15, 140 pounds and 5"10 (or 178) and i havent grown since i was around 13. Could this be due to me working out alot when i was 13/14? Ive heard it can possibly stunt growth but have no proof, you guys heard anything? I didnt do anything stupid, just pressups, light weights with high reps etc

Onslow.
03-29-2008, 11:57 AM
Is this Versy? haha.

LOLZORRS.

BrooklynBomber
03-29-2008, 12:16 PM
No, no it would not.

PunchDrunk
03-29-2008, 12:48 PM
You definitely have nothing to worry about as far as working out is concerned. I guess the downside is that you might not grow taller, but it's not because of a little (or a lot) of training.

JayCoe
03-29-2008, 01:29 PM
You're 15! 5ft 10 is an average height for an adult. You haven't grown because you've developed early, you had your growth spurt at an early age, that's all, some people have it at 18, some people at 15. At 12 I was about 4ft 9, at 13, about 5ft 1, by 16 I was 6ft. Even if you don't grow anymore (which is unlikely) you'll still be a fine height. Males can grow until aged 24. What you are at 15 can be as useful as a tool to predict your full grown heigh as what you are at 4. Besides all this, body exercises and light weights are not going to stunt your growth. Heavy resistance training can stunt it, not due to muscle, but due to hardening of the body frame.

2swell k-wells
03-29-2008, 01:29 PM
Is this Versy? haha.

LOLZORRS.

.......hahahaha

leff
03-29-2008, 01:44 PM
hey im 15, 140 pounds and 5"10 (or 178) and i havent grown since i was around 13. Could this be due to me working out alot when i was 13/14? Ive heard it can possibly stunt growth but have no proof, you guys heard anything? I didnt do anything stupid, just pressups, light weights with high reps etc

no problem, ive only grown one inch since i was 14(remembe how cool it was to be a big kid)and it almost didnt lift until last year(age off 20).


the american average is 5.9 and your 5.10 dont worry.

black.ink
03-29-2008, 02:10 PM
Nothing to worry about....like someone said before, it looks like you had an early growth spert as 5'10'' is a good height.

I'm about 5' 8'' and have not grown since i was 15. I'm 21 now...so i aint looking to get any taller...just concentrating on fitness.

cosmichorn
03-29-2008, 02:20 PM
thanks for help guys, now im gunna go get my body back :D

all my friends seem to be taller than me though (mostly by one or 2 inches)

big generation? :S

boxing4ever
03-29-2008, 03:42 PM
Good question but your allready tall man. If im 17 and im 5"9 tall, would this likly be the height im goona be for the rest of my life and my growing is done? I dont lift weights either.

PunchDrunk
03-29-2008, 04:04 PM
Good question but your allready tall man. If im 17 and im 5"9 tall, would this likly be the height im goona be for the rest of my life and my growing is done? I dont lift weights either.

You might grow and inch or two, but I doubt it.

JF91
03-29-2008, 05:02 PM
If you develop the wrong sort of muslce at a young age (really bulky muscle from weights) then it can have an effect on your growth. But, in your case and from the exercises you've been doing I'm guessing its just like everyone else says, an early growth spurt.

PunchDrunk
03-29-2008, 06:01 PM
1. Stunted growth has nothing to do with bulky muscle whatsoever, it's the growth plates in your bones the can be damaged.

2. Getting bulky muscle from weights as a kid is very difficult (bordering on impossible) unless there's something biologically abnormal about you,concerning testosterone levels and stuff like that.

JF91
03-29-2008, 06:51 PM
The growth plates in your bones are damaged.. therefore it does stunt your growth..

PunchDrunk
03-29-2008, 07:44 PM
The growth plates in your bones are damaged.. therefore it does stunt your growth..

That has nothing to do with your muscle. :ugh:

BrooklynBomber
03-29-2008, 07:46 PM
That has nothing to do with your muscle. :ugh:

As far as I know strong core muscles are only a good support for your bones. But I am looking from purely injury prevention standpoint.

jberg
03-29-2008, 08:26 PM
dude chill. im 15 as well, and i do quite a bit of weight training, im 6ft and still expect to grow

lanigav
03-30-2008, 11:22 AM
man y'all think you have it bad, I am 5'5 and I haven't grown since I was 15- I am 18 now. Now that sucks.....

jberg
03-30-2008, 11:43 AM
the thing about boxing tho, is you can be any height, and as long as your weight is relative you can fight
but for other stuff i guess being short may be annoying. i dunno, some women must go for short guys if that helps :D

lanigav
03-30-2008, 11:45 AM
the thing about boxing tho, is you can be any height, and as long as your weight is relative you can fight
but for other stuff i guess being short may be annoying. i dunno, some women must go for short guys if that helps :D

lol bro thats not trueeeeee!!!!:puppy_dog

fraidycat
03-31-2008, 07:44 PM
I was 5'7" 130 lbs. when I graduated high school. I'm going back for my 20 year reunion this summer and I'm now 5'9" 165-170. :boxing:

Don't sweat it.

Working out will not stunt your growth. Go to www.bodybuilding.com and start learning the facts about exercise and growth. Get on the forums and READ. Don't listen to your friends; they don't know ****.

Good luck.

Hwann
03-31-2008, 10:17 PM
You shouldn't complain. I'm 5'3.5 and I haven't grown since I was 12-13. I'm 17 now and I hope I'll grow. Shoot. I'm too short.