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Play football and run track, average height, knees crack sometimes. Why haven't I had a growth spurt yet ?

i m 17, 5 5 , about 155. i play football and run track. i smoke weed occasionally but my friends who i smoke with are average height or pretty tall. also, my dad s 6 5. i eat pretty healthy. my dad said he was pretty short until the end of his junior year/ summer before senior year but i m already half way through my senior year. i m pretty strong, i max out at 225 but i don t lift heavy on the regular. i ve also noticed my knees crack a few times everyday. i get my 8 hours every night, so im wondering why i havent had a growth spurt yet?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

Height is a genetic factor. Your father and mother together determines it. Growth retardation is different story. It happens due to mutation of certain jeans. You don't have that problem. Consider your mother's height also.

Secondly, exerises oesnot guarantee you growth, they guarntee health and vitality. Don't confuse. Exercises such as pull ups can increase height by just millimeters. Don't fall prey to quacks.

Smoking cannot hamper height growth. Wait for your turn of sprut. But such height growth happens upto 20 years. You are just 17. Be healthy and eat leafy vegetables and sleep straight facing up.

Good wishes for your future
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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