I'm 16 years old and I'm currently about a quarter of in inch away from being 5'8". If iat helps, I'm also roughly 126 pounds. I'm not insecure about my height, really, but I do have some questions. My mother is 5'8" and my father is in between 5'10" and 5'11". Based on statistics and my height right now, one would say I would grow to anywhere between 5'10" and 6" tall, so I'm obviously not going to complain. My concern is that I feel my growing has slowed down. When I got my last physical I had grown less than an inch since the previous time a year earlier. Is it possible that my growth may stop early, or is this normal? Most males grow until they are in there early 20's (20, 21 years old) so the fact that my growth is slow is a bit unsettling. I am very healthy and I play sports in case that may affect anything. Thank you for any input :)
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It's true most men grow into their early 20s but it also slows down for them significantly. Most boys expierence a height boost with 13 - 15.Often their bodies can't keep up with that speed that's why many of them are really skinny and look kinda odd. As they grow older they start to fill up more.
Anyways after that boost it slows down for most guys until it stops completley.That's completley normal. I would guess you'd grow about one or 2 more inches.
You can't really influence your height (assuming you're already eating well) but doing tons of sport during puberty will change your bone structure, so that you i.e get broader shoulders which often appears more massive and tall even though you're not0