Theory on Growing Tall
by B.J. Delas Armas
on 8/21/2003 08:00:00 AM
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Growing tall is something that I have wondered about since my sophomore year in high school because I am Asian and I'm not that tall. At that time, I also read a lot of ESPN the Magazine, even when they shitted on the Chicago Sports Teams. ESPN the Magazine had a lot of unique articles about individual athletes, their personal lives, and how they've dealt with adversity. Some of those articles talked about how these individual athletes were undersized as high schoolers, but eventually grew much later in their athletic careers.
While I can't really find and divulge the bodily activities that help growth without forking over a few bucks to some stupid program, I can shed some light on a trend that I have noticed through these ESPN the Magazine athletes and these growing taller websites done through a google
search. It's called exercising. But the question is, what type of exercising can stimulate the human growth hormone.
From So first, here's the best I can do with describing the human anatomy aspect of growing taller
"Human growth hormone is the only solution to the problem of how to grow taller. Human growth hormone is produced in the anterior portion of the pituitary gland deep inside the brain. Production peaks at adolescence when accelerated growth occurs. But growth hormone levels fall steadily on reaching adulthood, and the body stops growing tall.
Maintaining the body's chemical balance and cell rejuvenation are two main reasons the human body generates growth hormone to growing tall. Growth hormone instructs your skeletal bones to grow larger and stronger while it speeds the conversion of excess fats into energy. In other words, if the growth hormone production increases, your body receives signals to start growing tall.
Although the amount of growth hormone your body regularly produces is entirely up to your brain, there are a few things you can do to trick the pituitary gland into being a bit more generous. If you are eager to start growing tall, there are a number of factors that, if manipulated correctly, will substantially increase growth hormone levels in your body and, consequently, help you to start growing tall."
And here is the ESPN the Magazine athletes' trend of quickly gaining height late in their development years:
Brian Urlacher, NFL - Chicago Bears ! - 5'9", 160 lbs as a college freshman to current 6'4", 258 lbs as an NFL star athlete.
Drew Bennett, NFL - Tennessee Titans - 5'4", 93 lbs as a high school freshman to current 6'5, 203 as an NFL athlete.
Michael Jordan, NBA - You Know ! He'll always be a Bull. - 5'9" as a high school freshman to current 6'6 as an NBA star athlete.
Steve Francis, NBA - Houston Rockets - 5'3" as a high school sophomore to current 6'3" as an NBA athlete.
Avery Johnson, NBA - Retired - 5'3" as high school senior to current 5'11 retired bum athlete.
I stopped reading ESPN the mag about 2 years ago, so that's all I've got. But it seems that the people to grow fastest late in their development stages are from the NFLers and NBAers.
The trend is that these athletes do some type of activity that stimulates the growth hormone in the pituitary gland. My theory is that these guys grew taller because of the speed drills. Every one of these athletes are considered to be great run-jump athletes. And this program provides more of a springboard to this thought of human growth as it promises to play on exercises that would stimulate growth:
"The exercises included in this program will stimulate overall growth and height gain, function to structurally lengthen the spinal column, improve posture, and straighten any excessive curvature of the spine. Moreover, other powerful benefits such as greater health, stronger back and abdominal muscles, increased flexibility, and the alleviation and prevention of lower back pain will also transpire."
And a little blurb about sleep, which isn't mentioned in any of the athletes' profiles, but played a big part in my growth "spurt" in high school.
"Sleep is one of the most important components involved in stimulating growth and increasing your height. Here's a small sample of secrets you'll learn about sleep:
- how you can wind up being half an inch to a full inch taller after a full nights sleep
- why sleep is essential to increase your height and maximize your growth
- why the spine lengthens during sleep
- how much sleep you need to get in order to obtain a positive impact on your growth and recuperation
- what 2 beneficial events are triggered by sleep that are directly involved with growth"
So for now, the best advice to growing taller free of monetary charge is to exercise with the intention of getting stronger and quicker as opposed to gaining endurance (to be saved until age 28), eating and drinking proteins, and finally resting as much as possible.
Labels: Theories on Brain, Theories on Physiology