Ok so I didn't really know where to post this but I figured this forum might work. I've known about this 'method' for growing taller for a while now but I haven't put too much thought into actually doing it as I'm not really that short. What you are supposed to do is run for like an hour at night with ankle weights on and then sit on something high with weights strapped to your feet and then go to bed. The running causes small fractures in your shin bone, the weights stretch them out and they heal over night. Supposedly you can gain like 1/8 an inch a week by doing this.
My question is what happens to your Achilles tendon and calf muscles? I'm looking at this from the stand point of being able to run faster/jump higher. I know guys that have longer Achilles tendons can naturally jump higher. Would doing something like this actually stretch your tendon out? Or would it come from the calf?