I really get asked this question a lot: how someone can grow taller for the purposes of playing basketball?
There are kids who think there is a way to make this happen. Unfortunately there isn’t. Your height will be what it will be. But I will dispel a few myths:
- Anyone who tells you what to do to grow taller is full of shit. Go the other way. If there was a way, we would all be ten feet tall, dunking without jumping.
- Lifting weights properly will not stunt your growth. Properly = being supervised by someone who knows what they’re doing. If you’re asking the “stunt my growth” question, you are not the person who knows what they are doing. Enlist help.
- Eating good, healthy food wouldn’t hurt. What’s good, healthy food you ask? Use your best judgement. You know what’s not good for you – don’t eat it. And Google is a great resource for those serious enough to find the information. I also have a playlist on YouTube.
- You can’t control your height. So focus on what you can control: your skill level, energy and focus. These require more effort than hoping to grow taller, and also eliminate any built-in excuses since you control them 100% (unlike height). If you’re serious about basketball, start with these.