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#4590372 - 11/30/17 08:37 PM I'm shrinking!
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 20486
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
When I first got my driver's license at 16, I was 5'9" tall and I didn't measure my height again until I was in my mid 30s and I was 5'8" tall then. Just yesterday I measured my height again, and I'm now only 5'7" tall, I'm a week away from my 48th birthday. How many others on here have tracked the progress of their "shrinking" and did you lose 2 inches in height by my age?
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#4590381 - 11/30/17 08:48 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5436
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Yoga has kept it to a 1" loss. Do yoga-stay flexible.

It's not a religion so you can do it.

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#4590382 - 11/30/17 08:51 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Kira]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6540
Loc: Texas
My BMI calculator says I should be 7-2 wink

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#4590395 - 11/30/17 09:01 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: 4WD]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9114
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: 4WD
My BMI calculator says I should be 7-2 wink

grin Yeah I need a bit of stretching too!
I don't think I'm shrinking yet but I haven't really been keeping track that closely.
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#4590425 - 11/30/17 09:47 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1972
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I used to be 6'2". Now at age 54 I am 6'1". it's normal to shrink as you age. 2" is a lot though.
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#4590426 - 11/30/17 09:51 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Patman, disc compression in your back maybe? I'm a whole 1" shorter since I had 3 discs blow out on me with my back injury. grin2
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#4590437 - 11/30/17 10:07 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2899
Loc: Wet side WA
LOL wait until you're nearly 74.
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#4590441 - 11/30/17 10:12 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3087
Loc: n.c.
When I registered for the draft at 18 in 1970, I was 64 tall and weighed 175 lbs. 3 months ago during a doctors visit I was still 64 tall. However my weight has changed! wink

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#4590517 - 11/30/17 11:57 PM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
Timo325 Offline


Registered: 08/31/14
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Loc: AL,NC,TX,Germany,Korea,Italy
Bones lose their density as you age smile
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#4590530 - 12/01/17 12:35 AM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
andrewp1998 Offline


Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 864
Loc: MA USA
I used to be 5'5" tall in teens and 20's , then early 30's 5'4 3/4 inches, then at 47 5'3 and 1/2. I did inversion for long time every day and got back about 1/2 inch.


Edited by andrewp1998 (12/01/17 12:36 AM)
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#4590573 - 12/01/17 05:00 AM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5844
Loc: Michigan
I don't want to know. I am still mad I never hit 6'
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#4590595 - 12/01/17 06:15 AM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10077
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
I used to be 5'11" now I am 5'9"
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#4590625 - 12/01/17 06:57 AM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 4067
Loc: New England
I was 6' 1 3/4" by the most accurate measurement when I was around 20 and closer to 6'1" now at just past 50.
I know that weight training used to shrink me a bit temporarily, on the heaviest squat I ever did I just cleared the brackets with the bar and then I couldn't quite get back over them after a few reps. I was all alone in the gym and started to freak out, finally I decided to try to jump just a bit while also lunging forward to clear myself of the rack if I lost the bar. I got the bar back in place and wasn't so excited about maxing out my squat after that.


Edited by Virtus_Probi (12/01/17 06:57 AM)
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#4590671 - 12/01/17 07:48 AM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 18098
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Dropped from 5 10 to 5 8 1/2
I have sort of stabilized by back exercises. Best one is rubber chord pulling apart in front of me. W working skeptics. Also pull down machine and Phillips if you can. Even I f you can't it helps. Go to the gym and see a trainer.

You can't stop the spine from settling but maintaining posture helps


Edited by Al (12/01/17 07:55 AM)
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#4590681 - 12/01/17 07:59 AM Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman]
NothingNew Offline


Registered: 12/22/11
Posts: 140
Loc: WA state, USA
OP,

With the amount of height loss you've experienced at your age you might want to consider getting a bone density test.


Edited by NothingNew (12/01/17 07:59 AM)

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