Topic: Is it likely that I will grow into my weight?
April 24, 2019 / By Brittney Question:
I'm current 5'5-5'6, not sure which, and I weigh 180 pounds. I know everybody says this, but I don't look it. I know people who weigh 150 and people say they look fatter than I do, even at the same height. The point is, I'm 14, I'm pretty sure I've got some growing to do, even though my mother is 5'4, I think my that dad is 5'11. He has a tall family, she has a short one, but I seem to be taking more of my father's genes, so, at this weight, which has remained constant for a several months, and is somewhat on the decline, is it likely that I will grow into my weight, or should I begin trying to lose it? For the record, I know 180 and 5'5 or 6 seems like a lot, but it doesn't show. I don't have rolls or anything, but my legs are relatively large, which is the main problem.
I'm just saying that my legs are the largest part, contributing to the weight, nothing serious.
Alishia | 7 days ago
Guy, if you want to make sure that you grow into your weight as you said, then you might find useful the following clinical evidence in support of techniques to help males gain height, bone density and muscle hypertrophy so you can get an early start on growing as big as you possibly can. In the 2005 study linked below, 143 boys were given 1g of calcium carbonate supplement daily for 13 months. They outgrew their peers, on average, by 0.7 cm, and also gained 1.3% more lean body mass and 1.5% more lumbar spine bone area, which means reinforced bodies and more rugged spines. It's a very important supplement for growing boys to take, even if they're getting enough calcium according to RDA. If you started taking 1g of calcium carbonate daily right now and continued until you stopped growing around age 21, it's conceivable that you could grow an additional 4.9 cm or 2 inches beyond your normal max height.
Like it or not, heightism is real, especially when it comes to jobs, social networking and dating, and people favor tall men. So it pays for males to grow as tall as they can. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heightism
This eHow article suggests drinking 3 glasses of milk daily, but not all at once, and getting to sleep before 12 midnight and sleeping for at least 8 hours per night:
Consider the following clinical evidence to reach your maximum potential.
MAXIMIZING HEIGHT AND BONE DENSITY
1) Take a daily multivitamin with micronutrients. See below for recommended micronutrients to improve height.
2) Take 1000mg (1g) of calcium carbonate supplement daily.
3) Take 3g of GABA (an inexpensive amino acid supplement) at least once daily to quadruple baseline growth hormone levels.
4) Engage in regular low-risk vibrational physical activity, such as plyometric training, volleyball, basketball, short-to-medium range jogging.
5) Practice meditation for 20-30 minutes regularly around dusk in order to reduce stress and improve hormonal profile for growth (cortisol can inhibit growth).
PubMed primary clinical journal articles:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18091016 - 3g GABA quadruples growth hormone levels.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15755856 - We conclude that calcium carbonate supplementation of adolescent boys increased skeletal growth, resulting in greater stature and bone mineral acquisition.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16426962 - The micronutrient-fortified beverage was beneficial in promoting growth and decreasing duration of common illnesses among middle-class residential schoolchildren who had adequate energy and protein intakes.
MAXIMIZING MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY
1) Take 3g of GABA at least once per day. (already linked above) - 3g GABA QUADRUPLES growth hormone levels!
2) Post-Training Meditation - http://www.ergo-log.com/meditationhormones.html
3) Have lean protein for breakfast: eggs, steak, yogurt and/or a protein shake
4) Stock low-fat, low-carb, protein rich foods and snacks such as yogurt, milk, hard-boiled eggs, lean marinated chicken breasts and unprocessed, unsalted nuts - make your own lean & clean trail mix with almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, dried fruits and yogurt or dark chocolate. Don't let your baseline blood sugar trough while you're recovering from workouts; keep feeding the furnace with protein at least once every two hours.
5) Avoid drinking any form of cola, at all. It inhibits protein synthesis, which means you won't grow much muscle while drinking it. http://www.ergo-log.com/milkcola.html Drink milk and fresh-brewed green tea instead of colas, soft drinks or alcohol. "Improved endurance capacity following chocolate milk consumption compared with 2 commercially available sport drinks."
6) Use a twice-daily combinatorial protein and ALA supplement offset from workout times (i.e., morning and night) but drink creatine solution during resistance training
7) Take quercetin to reduce post-workout inflammation and boost mitochondrial biogenesis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercetin
8) Learn the basics of training if you haven't already—http://exercise.about.com/cs/exerciseworkouts/a/weight101.htm—and learn how high-quality rest is at least as important as exercise for anabolism
9) Use clinically proven, evidence-based weightlifting techniques including muscle confusion, eccentric loading and optimal intensity for maximum ROI. Concentrate especially on "the big three": squats, deadlifts and bench press, for maximum returns for effort.
10) Keep up-to-date about muscle and fitness by bookmarking the best, most objective online sources (PUBMED, etc.) and mix in alternatives such as hemp protein, vibrational and TENS/EMS techniques ( http://www.medword.com/MedwordStore/PCP/EMS_truth.html ) from time to time to see whether you get good results
This height to weight ratio problem is most likely the result of your genetic blend from your parents. Even though you feel you are taking mostly after your father, don't discount what you may have gained from your mother. At 14, you do have a long way to go before you fully develop. But it is good that you are paying attention to this now. The best thing for you to do is examine your lifestyle. If you play video games more than sports, there is a reason for your situation that may exaggerate your genetic propensity. This age is very important for you because it sets the tone for how your body will be the rest of your life. Be as active as you can for the next ten years. It will make a huge difference in your life.
I would say yes you will probably grow into the weight. But, it can't hurt to eat healthy and exercise either. You say ur legs are large and that the problem. Whats the problem with them? If you want to chat about this of have questions, email me. (See my profile)