Will I grow to be 5'10"?
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My mom is 171cm/5'7.3ish" and my dad is 180/5'11", however my father's parents are short (5'6" and 5'3"). Uncle from mother's side is 6'2"-6'3", and grandfather from my mother's side is 180/5'11" as well. However, my little brother, who is around 14, is very close to my height already, despite me being shorter in his age. I am currently around 17 years old.

My body doesn't look fully adult like yet (my hands seem too small, not adult like yet), and I don't have enough hair on my body yet (I do get hair on my upper lip, and have hair on legs and pubic hair, however not much on chest and no beard) and my voice still hasn't cracked, still sound like a kid a bit with a not fully deep voice (every male in my family has had a VERY deep voice), albeit slightly lower than before, but not much (even though every male in my family has a deep voice). No more baby teeth, although my permanent teeth came and my baby teeth all came out 2-3 years later than other children. Chest and arm muscles are starting to form, but not fully yet. Might be due to working out lately. 

This calculator - http://growingupboys.info/Calculators/TannerStage.htm - shows my tanner stage at 3.4, but I'm not fully trusting it or myself to be fully accurate.

Nutrition is good, although I didn't exercise much before. Was chubby before in my life, now I'm quite lean. Lost around 8-10 kilos during the summer.

I've grown from 165 cm in 2015 to 170.5 cm right now, and I was around 169 cm a few months ago.
Will I be able to grow to at least 178 cm when I finish puberty? What can I do to increase my height?

Thank you!
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#2
You certainly have the potential to reach it considering your parents' height. Your dad is above average, your mom is tall and you are clearly still growing.

Only thing you can do to grow to your full potential is to get all the necessary nutrients, especially protein, so make sure you eat plenty of meat and/or eggs.
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#3
I hope the weight loss is because of exercise, not malnutrition. You're obviously still developing so you'll need all the nutrients you can get.
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#4
OP, you definitely have the potential to be tall. My mother is 5'2" and my father is 5'9" but I turned out to be 6'2". My father's side of the family is a bit below average but my mom's side of the family is tall. All I'll say next is exercise, get some good sleep, get a lot of protein, and a little luck also helps.
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(11-12-2017, 10:09 PM)johnmeyers Wrote: I hope the weight loss is because of exercise, not malnutrition. You're obviously still developing so you'll need all the nutrients you can get.

I exercised a lot and ever since I didn't lose as much, but instead gained more muscle. It's the exercise, I ate well.
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(11-12-2017, 09:03 PM)EricBosch Wrote: You certainly have the potential to reach it considering your parents' height. Your dad is above average, your mom is tall and you are clearly still growing.

Only thing you can do to grow to your full potential is to get all the necessary nutrients, especially protein, so make sure you eat plenty of meat and/or eggs.

My dad's parents though? And my little brother nearly reaching my height?

Although yeah I suppose I'll probably reach 5'10"
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(11-12-2017, 10:13 PM)Potatoes247 Wrote: OP, you definitely have the potential to be tall. My mother is 5'2" and my father is 5'9" but I turned out to be 6'2". My father's side of the family is a bit below average but my mom's side of the family is tall. All I'll say next is exercise, get some good sleep, get a lot of protein, and a little luck also helps.

Congrats man! I think I have a high chance too!
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#8
I think you'll exceed 5'10" considering your tanner scale and your parents' height.
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(11-13-2017, 10:48 AM)lildon Wrote: I think you'll exceed 5'10" considering your tanner scale and your parents' height.

What about my brother being close to me? Although his growth is normal, not late  blooming like mine. And what aboyt my short grandparents from my dad's side? Even though I already passed them...

Thank you though! Smile
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