- Feb 16, 2022
hi! im writing an essay about this topic, if anyone would like to elaborate. Any information /opinions are appreciated
Conclusions:Final height is influenced by both height and the age of onset of the PGS in normal maturing children. A normal but early puberty exerts a negative effect on final height. A delayed PGS exerts a positive effect on final height.
It’s irrefutable that under nourishment leads to stunted growth.I don't think it "stunts" growth per-say, but I do indeed think that it certainly delays girls that work high intensity / hours at that young age. I feel like this absolutely happened in my daughter. During Covid her training literally stopped and once back her hours were cut, guess what? she grew more than she has ever grown at once. Now that she has been back to her normal workouts and has very very low body fat she has not grown much at all. Just my theory from my own child.
Absolutely! Even though I want to think of that as a slap in the face as a parent that it sounds like i underfeed my kid, i know its a fact that there is no way she would eat enough to sustain the 30 hours a week of training she was doing. Even now i know she should try and eat more..It’s irrefutable that under nourishment leads to stunted growth.
It’s not that far of a leap to suspect that normal nourishment combined with high hours leads to insufficient caloric intake to support normal growth on top of the training.
Michael Phelps ate 8-10,000 calories a day when he was seriously training. I definitely don’t know any 30 hour a week gymnast who eats like that, and some of them are growing kids!
I get it. My daughter, since birth, has tracked in the 5th percentile of height and weight. She's almost 10 and currently below the "normal" growth band for an 8 year old. I've never measured her body fat percentage but it's definitely lower than mine has ever been, even when I was exercising and dieting for looks as a shredded 20 year old. Is it because of her gym and eating? Possibly to some extent. Or maybe it's because her dad (me) is a 40 something man who's 5'7 and 135 pounds (with an adult 4'11 sister) and her mom was around 5'1 and gained like 30 pounds while pregnant.Absolutely! Even though I want to think of that as a slap in the face as a parent that it sounds like i underfeed my kid, i know its a fact that there is no way she would eat enough to sustain the 30 hours a week of training she was doing. Even now i know she should try and eat more..