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Aussie_1990
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hello,

i am 18, and male, but I'm only around 5 foot 4. i have started some exercises using a chin up bar that supposedly increase your height. I've used these exercises and i have indeed increased my height by 2cm or so in under 2 weeks. my question is; are these exercises causing a permanent increase in my height or is it only temporary?

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Aussie_1990

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Aussie_1990
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if it helps:
http://www.squidoo.com/5-Most-Effective-Hanging-Exercises-to-Increase-Height

thats one of the sites i used

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Karybu
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This is really outside our area of expertise; the best person to ask would be a doctor or other healthcare provider. It's pretty unlikely though that even if these changes are permanent that your height will increase by much. Height is mainly determined by genetics, and there isn't much you can do to change it.

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PrettyNerd
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Hey, you know some girls like shorter guys. An average women's height ranges from 5'2-5'4. For some, you'd be perfect height. Besides, there's some things you can't change and height is one.
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Animica
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I agree with PrettyNerd. I'm shorter than average, and my boyfriend is not that tall, and I don't have a problem. Quite the contrary, I like the fact that I don't have to stand on my toes to reach him. [Smile]
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