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Should I follow your "shin bone" routine?

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The goal of the "shin bone" routine is to increase height. However, medical doctors and scientists concur that exercises, weights and stretching cannot induce bones to grow.

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The "shin bone" routine is a series of exercises and practices such as suspending weights from the limbs that purports to induce bone growth, particularly of the lower leg bones. Once the growth plates close, the leg bones cannot be lengthened except by performing painful limb-lengthening surgery.

Exercises to improve posture may add a small amount of height by straightening the back. Some men do continue to grow taller into their early 20s, and good nutrition may maximize the height gained during this period of time.

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