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IvanV21

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Im 16 years old, 5-8 170 pounds and im worried of my height because my mom is 5-4 and my dad 5-9 so when i see the pitching aces they are all above 6-2, the shortest starter pitcher i have seen is 5-11. I went to see a sports medicine doctor to talk about this topic and he told me that i can modify my genetics through excersice., 3 anaerobic workouts and 3 aerobic workouts in the week. Do you think that this progam would work?

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I have seen no evidence the this could make you grow taller. I would suggest only anaerobic training because it will build speed and power which is ideal for throwing hard.

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not a good thing to worry about. You have very, very limited control over your height if any control at all. Being over 6 feet is obviously ideal because you can get away with having bad/funky mechanics and still throw hard. If you are below 6 feet then it’s time to get to work and be really, really good, which is fine, because that’s what you want to be anyway.

I think you can max out your growth potential through intense exercise (such as anaerobic conditioning) because of the releases in HGH and testosterone during recovery, but with your genetics, it sounds you’re probably not going to be over 6 feet. However, look at Austin Easter who benefited from the 3X programs throwing 93 mph at 5’9”. https://www.topvelocity.net/aus…..y-program/ Also look at Cam Grimsley who is also 5’9” who threw 86-90. https://www.topvelocity.net/cam…..to-90-mph/

Tell your concerns to Craig Kimbrel, Austin Adams, Tim Lincecum, Jason Motte, Sergio Romo, and all the MLB pitchers who are under 6 feet. I don’t think they will tell you that they did much worrying about being tall enough to be a starter in their quest for MLB stardom.

Good luck, work hard and maybe you will end up as a 5’8” 170 guy throwing gas. They aren’t too common so think of it as an opportunity to be something special someday.

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Well said Cage!

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Well, i have been doing anaerobic excercise these first 6 months of the year and i have gained 1 inch!!

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