Yes, Squats Will Make You Shorter




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Ben David: I was 6'1 last year or so and now I measured myself at 6'0!! And I added 200lbs to my squat so Its definitely the squats! Anyone have any useful tips to regain my height? :((

Cailon Moshiri: Would me using 20lb Dumbells for each hand (looking to get heavier weights because 20lbs isn't much of a challenge anymore) for Shoulder/Millitary Presses stunt my growth? I don't care if this is an embarassing, dumb question.. lol. 

Baller4Lyfe7: im 14 and 5 foot 7 and am very glad to know about this

tyler durden: guys please i need some help over here im 16 years old and im 168 cm,i want to know if shoulder press can make me shorter ? i dont wanna lose a single cm !!!

Ben Stiller: go to sleep and the next morning you will be the same height!

hamza hassan: I always watch your videos and still will , can 0lz give me workout routine for beginners like me, I always watch your video but never actually worked out because am always busy

David Denalo: Squats don't stunt growth. Growth is determined by genetics. Heavy squats involve axial loading which will exaggerate curvature on spine this is only a temporary "shortness" that can be fixed by exercises Elliot has mentioned that fix your posture back to original. There is nothing to worry about.Kudos

NGUx Tank: what if I squat with no weights???

Phillip Ma'aelopa: does this count if you squat without weights?

Just1MorePerson1: so dont squat k thanks. i have a good reason to skip leg day now

Toto Pamei: So Elliot with years of squats, have you noticed that you have become shorter or anybody with experience with squats have experienced that? I really want want to know cause squat are ny favourite and its the most weight I lift so just concerned. 17 and Asian 5'7

David Herbst: I am 14 years old and 6'1". I started squatting a couple of months ago. I can do 225 lbs. I did not feel like watching the video. So....can doing regular squats stunt my growth....?

FLAPHEAD100: does it? ok I will now squat on a regular basis being 6'2 freakin suck's anyway

Sneaker23Addict: Im 15 years old 200lbs 5'11 1/2, and still growing i usually squat 155(a 45 and a ten on each side) i want to continue getting taller but what should i do instead of squats if squats stunt my growth?

DJAbatoOfficial: Squats DOES NOT stunt your growth!

Asad Kawsar: So after workout we have do do some spine stretching to get back those height am i right 

tatsu grey: thanks im 16 and im 5.11 same height as my stepdad and i want to get shorter because im a child teen and it would be a comfortable height for me and most of my favorite movie actors are short especially the men and im getting jeolous i want to be 5.3 and by the time 18 id be 5.5 which is the perfect height for me i dont care if get made fun of by tall men because id feel very comfortable with that height so how long do i have to do this im gonna do this all summer now.

mrwhatsmyname3x4: Swimming is good for decompressing the spine

Logan Botica: Im 6 foot 8 inches (203cm) I dont give a freak i just wanna get MASSIVE!

YeH Budyd: Ok so GUYS!! this is what he said, Unless something I didnt undersstand.....Sqauts make you shorter, but not like your bones are getting shorter its your posture that goes down....but basically there is exercises that prevents you from getting shorter by overhead pressing exewrcises! 

John Zafiropoulos: Your manner of speech is amazing 

Ollie Gregory: What of goblet squats do they have the same detrimental effect?

dalton graham: ok so basically (for the ignorant people), squatting makes you shorter, but stretching your spine and doing other exercises of that sort will get your height back 

Jacqueline Cruz-Salcido: You can't exactly "grow shorter". You can say shrink though :D

Niccole Deng: Does it work! I WANT ANSWERS

Rebecca Tilku: When do you get results ?

Neil Dash: Hey Eliot whats the word you say @ 5:06 right after "stretching is helpful"? Thanks

Michael L: I am getting really disheartened atm. I wanted to start the 5X5 so I did. I get that stupid 'butt twink' so that's putting me off because I know i'm gonna get injured. Secondly, as soon as add any weight (the 20kg bar) When i squat i get a tingly sensation on my left leg, on the outside, just to the left of the knee. Can anyone help?

Nathalie Smistakamp: I am 16 and 6'9 i want to be short help me

PMDepot: Bio-energetic-stool? Can someone inform me what this is and where to buy it?

Ryan Duckering: Silly elliott, its not called axial skeleton because of the C2 axis.

zedzimz: does this also apply to deadlifts too??!

Rue Star: Is this squats without weights ? Xx 

Jack Sharpe: So what Elliot has done is used a comprehensive physiological vocabulary to justify his attempt to make a truth claim. In science, if you are going to establish a rule or truth claim (i.e. Squats make you shorter) you have to provide empirical evidence. In short, until evidence is provided, nobody should accept the claim that "squats make you shorter."

Emilio Martinez: Is this really true?

ginger: I think you should publish your incredible findings of this "human shortening technique". This ideally should be presented during the next American Medical Association conference during one of their satirical sessions. It will be a hit.

brad skux: This is true, but squats only stunt your growth if your squatting a really high amount of weight.

Malik Golden: This really works I did over 150 squats and I was 5'2 to 4'11

zzroller420: Considering yoga now.

punkmedusa: Flexibility in gyms has always been neglected, nice to think a big strong guy like u endorses it and encourages us to balance our strength..really the key to fitness and to life :)

Jennifer White: Does it work if you don't use weights O.o

Yo Mamma: Elliot, you're one of the very few guys on Youtube I actually respect because you know what you're talking about, even though I'm still skeptical about this particular topic. You seem to have good knowledge on anatomical and physiological terms which is great because we need more people like you on Youtube, kudos brotha. This all coming from a Fitness and Health student. Keep it up!

ana alvarez: Cant this give you back problems?

gyovannah guimaraes: How many squats exactly?!

Brandon Taylor: Yay,I wanna become shorter,I hate being tall,I just don't feel right

Jordanshoes are the best: Squats dont make you shorter what a bullcrap most strong mans are 2,10+

emmanuel torres: I'm 16 and just started training a month ago I've been squatting and dead lifting but I'm already short and don't want to be any shorter :( I've still been growing this month i grew almost 2 inches but what i really wanted to know is can squatting stunt my growth, right now I'm 5'5 i would at least like to be 5'7. please answer my question anyone. I'll keep training either way because I'm very happy with the result I'm getting.

frankiezzzzzz100: if u really think about it we should all be stretching before and after a workout that should enough no need for yoga

stacey valenzuela: Everyone needs to stop denying, even though you wish it wasnt true, it is still the fact. I was originally 5'3 and after working out a lot and doing squats im now 5'0 and im only 20!! Dont believe me? Next time go to the gym and look at all the people around you, everyone is like a midget. The only tall people you see have probably only been there for a week or are just cardio junkies, and dont really do weight lifting. I know it sucks, but its the truth. The only thing you can do is just get a good night sleep, stretch, and let your body take in a bunch of calcium. Good luck everyone :\

Antonio Hernandez: Wow! By doing this exorcise "Squats" make you grow shorter but there's no exorcise to make you taller. THAT'S SO UNFAIR!!! 

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Yes, Squats Will Make You Shorter 4.9 out of 5

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