Can you hit a growth spurt after 16? (For Guys)?


In 3 months I will be 17 years old and I’m wondering If i’m going to get taller at all.

Currently, I’m 5’5, my Dad is 5’10 and my mom is 5’7. While both my parents are taller than me, my grandparents are all short, and when I say short, I mean none of my grandparents are taller than…

You will probably peak at 5’7 at 18. Some growth spurts are very small so often you don’t notice them.

To grow taller plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin D and zinc all help.

To reach your potential height you need adequate sleep (from 8-10 hours per night), adequate calories and a normal healthy diet.

Plenty of protein from eggs, meat, poultry, sea food and dairy products helps as well as calcium from milk, cheese and other dairy products. You also need plenty of zinc from red meat, oysters, mussels, nuts and seeds and zinc fortified cereals such as Weetbix. Vitamin D3 via the Sun also helps.

Girls usually stop growing at 15 and in most cases any further height growth from 15-21 is insignificant but there are exceptions such as late bloomers.

Guys usually stop growing at 18 and in most cases any further height growth from 18-25 is insignificant but there are exceptions such as late bloomers.

Under eating and under sleeping can, to some extent, stunt your height growth. Exercise does not help your height growth and smoking can actually reduce your potential height by a whole inch.

You can see further tips in a web search for “how to grow taller”.

Probably, not if you havnt been growing for the last few years. You will probably be around 5’6 and your done. If you have consisently been keeping track of your height, as you grow. Some people grow spurt for the first few years of puberty, than they stop, it seems like your one of them. Some will grow fast and continously til there are 18-20, they will be more than 6’0 both of my brothers that are younger have grown taller than 6’0.
Half of its genetics and the half is available nutrition.

Possibly. Many guys get a little taller until they are about 18.

Yes- I grew 8 inches between 11th & 12th grade, so it is possible.

Of course its possible. But much less likely.

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