Thanks for the replies thus far.
How tall are your parents BTW?
Also, are you aware that it’s not just your long bones that will grow, but all of them?
If you do this, I for one will be EXTREMELY interested in how it turns out.
So, if you can share more info with us, we’ll see what advice we may be able to offer…
My father is about my height. My mother is a couple of inches shorter.
I accept that i’m doing fine as far as my genetic potential based off my parents’ heights.
But I won’t mince words: I don’t want to play with the cards god dealt me, i want to choose my own.
I am aware of something referred to as circumferential growth, i.e. jaw, facial structure, wrist structure etc…
The only thing that would bother me about that would be if they grew disproportionately. Some say Jay Cutler has a HGH enlarged head. I think this would only be a problem for those taking very large amounts and not growing longitudinally. Same with the GH enlarged gut.
When reading up on metabolic syndrome, the main proponents said that a healthy, insulin-sensitizing, triglyceride-growing diet (aka paleolithic diet) produces humans who do not experience growth spurts but moreover have a steady continual growth up to the age of 25 as opposed to in modern society where people seem to shoot up inches at a time but then never grow past 16.
The proponents also stated that though they had longer growth period they would actually be shorter than modernized human’s.
The interesting thing that was stated was that features of the face which are found unattractive such as large noses or ears, crooked teeth, or unaesthetic bone structure are caused by these ‘unnatural’ spurts of growth modern humans experience.
I’m not saying all that is fact but i’m just laying it out there.
I’d be happy adding two inches. I’m not fooling myself into thinking i’ll be a six-footer after a few months of HGH.
As far as the age at which growth plates close. I stated that number because it seemed to be the more commonly stated number in various sources i have read. It could by all means be out by a couple of years but i have nothing else to go from.
Thanks, and i’m glad you’re interested.