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Taekwondo and Gymnastics - Height frowth impact?

Discussion in 'Schoolgoers & Teens' started by NidhiA, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. NidhiA

    NidhiA Junior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I enrolled my kid in gymnastics and already am planing to go for taekwondo also. But I heard from a friend that they both could impact height growth. Do any of you have heard of this or have a clue on it? I heard such a thing only about bharathanatyam in the past, not sure how far is that true. Any comments?
     
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  2. advitha

    advitha Silver IL'ite

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    As I know atleast for taekwondo its the otherway. Taekwondo involves lots of kicking compared to other martial arts like karate, kungfu etc. This stretches out leg muscles effecting in increase of height, though its not "the best" method to increase one's height.

    -Uma
     
  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,

    I have heard from my kids master, that since there is lot of flexing and stretching of the muscles and tendons, which will help strengthen and growing of the muscles along with strengthening of the bones.

    Unless there is resistance training there is not going to be anything stopping the height, unless it is the other way in the genes.


    My daughter and son, have not been impacted, but it is also part of the genes, with DH, GFs also being tall...
     

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