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Does exercise affect height?
Last Updated: 26th January, 2020
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Also question is, does exercise decrease height?
Gym workouts done properly will not stuntgrowthin height. Physical activity (regardless of its form)shouldnot stunt growth in anyway. Personally I don't train kidsunder 15with weights and I prefer to stay more with functionaltraining,body weight exercises and otherplyometricmoves.
Additionally, what exercise makes you shorter? ALL Axial Loading exercises can makeyoushorter. In the case of an overhead press or barbell squat,theaxis is your spine. Axial loading exercises thatcompressthe spine: Weighted Squats.
Similarly one may ask, can exercise make you taller?
The animal studies suggest that exercisecouldmake people 1 to 2 inches taller but we don'tyetknow for sure. So while exercise has many benefits, noonehas proven that it can make you taller. But believe itornot, scientists have shown that it can sometimesmakeyou shorter!
Are you shorter after a workout?
You don't even need to lift heavy toshrink.You are always shorter in the evening comparedtowhen you wake up simply because gravity compressesyourspine. Hang upside down by your legs for a few hoursafteryour workout to compensate so yougrowtaller!