Thread: Exercise regimen
12/25/2007 4:42am, #11
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well i'm 5'2 so if lifting really does mess up your growth, i'd be fucked lol.
12/25/2007 9:45am, #12Originally Posted by McMurf
You know what man, forget what I said. Definitely start lifting, just don't go crazy like I used to. Even better start doing stuff like the pegs, ropes, and lots of pullups. And definitely wrestle, I wish I had now.
12/25/2007 10:42am, #13Originally Posted by McMurf
In terms of putting on weight, if you start a three-times/week regime of dead lifting, squatting and bench pressing on your 15th birthday, you'll be a beast by the time you're 18.“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
12/25/2007 1:20pm, #14
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I've heard the rumor, too, and I actually witnessed what some people could be say it was called growth being stalled on a juvie from lifting. It was actually one of my sisters. She was just shooting up in height, non-stop. But the moment she got into lifting heavy (I think she was 13 or so in mid school), her growth just stopped there. Squats, leg presses and stuff. Maybe it was pure coincidence that she started lifting just when her "growth clock" was scheduled to stop, who knows? :)
My completely-out-of-my-ass guess is the following:
Take a kid younger than, say 14, and who is naturally small. If that kid overtrains and does not eat with a diet that supports his exercise regime, his growth may be stunted. So natural built and diet would be more of a factor for a kid in the middle of growing...
... completely out-of-my-ass theory, mind you.
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12/25/2007 3:08pm, #15
Bones are elongated via growth plates - special bands of cartilage, in the upper portion of the femur.
Awkward question, but are your sister's thighs disproportionally short? That would indicate premature closure of growth plates.