"Grow taller for Idiots" - DOES IT WORK!

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sam-hinch
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09 Dec 2012, 6:04 am

I know it sounds like Scam but according to people on YouTube who have done blogs on it, they say it works very effectively. My question is what do you have to do, do you have to take anything, or is it just a change of lifestyle. I'm male, 21 and only 5' 4. Apperantly you can grow about four inches.

http://www.growtaller4idiots.com/?hop=jimmyspir



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09 Dec 2012, 7:15 am

Skimming the link, it sounds like some 'cocktail' of ingredients high in amino acids which produce a surge in Human Growth Hormone. I have no idea whether there is any scientific basis to this at all, maybe google would shed some light.

But I think (not 100% sure on this) that after puberty finishes, the bones stop growing and nothing will make them lengthen after that. Otherwise we would keep growing right through our adult lives.

I don't know, I'm not a scientist, nutritionist or any kind of expert, but this has SCAM written all over it.



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09 Dec 2012, 7:17 am

I had a look at the website. In summary: :lmao:

Have you ever carried anything heavy and after you put it down it feels like your body is rising up and growing? Well the technique on that website works on the same principle... they take the weight of your wallet from your pocket to make you grow. :wink:

In other words, it is a get rich quick scam and you wouldn't be the one getting taller or richer.

I think a better solution is to simply accept yourself for who you are, height and all and don't beat yourself up about it. The world is full of tall people, short people and everyone in between. It is only a big deal if you make it one.


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09 Dec 2012, 9:04 am

I think Will Rodgers said "a man's legs need only be long enough to reach the ground".
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09 Dec 2012, 11:21 am

According to these people it works:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm-XWqPyKUw[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRMVo0jrQ_c[/youtube]



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09 Dec 2012, 11:59 am

According to these paid company shills it works.

Peer-reviewed data or GTFO! :lol:

(Not you Sam-hinch, the sellers of this method.)



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09 Dec 2012, 12:14 pm

One thing about the advertising campaign of this dodgy company is the "for idiots" angle. It reminds me of the tale of the Emperor's new clothes; where the scammers said that idiots could not see the clothes, so of course everyone declared how wonderful the Emperor's new clothes looked, despite the fact he was naked.

Maybe idiots cannot appreciate this wonderful product? :wink:


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09 Dec 2012, 1:04 pm

I like Abe Lincoln's take on height. He was tall, at 6' 4" and lanky, and sometimes people would poke fun at him for it. At some event he was speaking someone in the crowd asked him jokingly 'how long he thought a man's legs should be?' Lincoln replied 'long enough to reach the ground, I reckon."

Mark Twain had a good observation on it as well & I can say from personnel experience this is the truth....

“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”



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09 Dec 2012, 1:58 pm

TallyMan wrote:
One thing about the advertising campaign of this dodgy company is the "for idiots" angle. It reminds me of the tale of the Emperor's new clothes; where the scammers said that idiots could not see the clothes, so of course everyone declared how wonderful the Emperor's new clothes looked, despite the fact he was naked.

Maybe idiots cannot appreciate this wonderful product? :wink:


I think its the opposite.

I think its that 'idiots' are the target demographic, because ONLY idiots would go ( ie 'fall') for this.

I know its a reference to all those self help books ( 'billiards for dummies'), but still- its like they made a Freudian slip when they named the product!



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09 Dec 2012, 7:51 pm

That site name is two words too long. Guess which ones.

sam-hinch wrote:
According to these people it works:
Damn... the second video is really convincing and I very nearly signed up. 8O


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09 Dec 2012, 10:26 pm

actually, past middle-age we get shorter.

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17 Jan 2013, 1:32 pm

I actually downlowaded the "How to Grow taller 4 Idiots", and it says that HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is what the program increases in order to make an indivisual taller. In this is says that they use it in children, would it be effective on someone in their early 20's, I'm 21; would it work for me?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2002489.stm



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17 Jan 2013, 2:13 pm

Not only will it not work, it sounds like it may be potentially dangerous. I'd avoid schemes like this like the plague, and focus instead on learning to be comfortable with the body you were blessed with! Here's a link from a more trustworthy source:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yswoNOE45j0[/youtube]



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17 Jan 2013, 5:39 pm

Must not make anime joke... must not make anime joke...


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17 Jan 2013, 5:51 pm

sam-hinch wrote:
I know it sounds like Scam but according to people on YouTube who have done blogs on it, they say it works very effectively. My question is what do you have to do, do you have to take anything, or is it just a change of lifestyle. I'm male, 21 and only 5' 4. Apperantly you can grow about four inches.

http://www.growtaller4idiots.com/?hop=jimmyspir


No.

The human body grows to a certain point and then stops. There is nothing.. nothing that will re-start the process once it is finished. The whole site reeks of scam.

HGH ...human growth hormone does not exist. The growth process of the body is insanely complex and it must happen at the same time... its not simply a bone-growth hormone.. you also need to have your ligaments, tendons, muscles, veins, etc all grow together. This happens during puberty and once that is done the process stops.

edit: What I mean by 'does not exist' I mean it in the sense that they cant bottle it and claim it makes an adult grow. As the BBC article states, the hormone works only in children and its precisely because the tissues and bone in their bodies are undergoing synchronized growth..the HGH they receive is to boost a single hormone they happen to be deficient in. Adults who receive this stuff die from complications it causes... and its no surprise.



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18 Jan 2013, 3:36 pm

I don't know if it's coincidental, but I have a friend who's Indian, grew up eating vegetarian, was 5'7 and under 130lbs. He started working out, especially squatting and deadlifting, and eating more meat, he's 6 feet now. So 5'7 to 6 feet in a year at 21. It's possible he'd have grown without, but I doubt it'd have been that drastic. The heavy squats and whatnot increase growth hormone, so they actually will add muscle throughout the whole body, caloric surplus=growth. Now, you can't guarantee a height increase, but if you've been underfed and not done exercises to facilitate HGH release, it's possible doing that would make you taller if your genetics allowed for it.

Other factors affecting height growth is actually stress, too, in the form of cortisol. Cortisol affects bone density, so excess caffeine and stimulants turn on your adrenal glands and increase cortisol, thus caffeine "stunting growth." (Ironic Jesus said "Who by worrying can increase his height?") Lastly, higher bodyfat is better for height growth, too. Not fat fat, but staying forever in single digits I don't believe is healthy for someone wanting to grow. The reason a lot of gymnasts remain short isn't so much their exercise, it's simply them not eating enough because they wanna retain a low bodyfat/stay smaller. You need a healthy level of bodyfat to grow as it's something to do with the hormone leptin. I read a story of two twin brothers, one was a gymnast and the other a swimmer. The swimmer grew like 6 inches taller than the gymnast, because swimmers have high calorie diets (see Michael Phelp's 2008 diet for an example.)

As far as this program specifically, I didn't check, but uh, that's what I know about the subject.

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Another example of growth probably facilitated by lifting/eating I know from personal experience is a man at my church who took up powerlifting. He was 5'2, 120lbs when he got out of high school, took up powerlifting at age 18, 5 year reunion he was 6'0 240lbs (and a fairly lean 240, too.) Also likely has Aspergers, has a photographic memory and a 170 IQ.