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No, this is a myth. The idea was that it could damage the ends of the bones which are still growing, but this has never been documented. Lifting weights (correctly) has only positive effects.

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Q: Can lifting weights at gym stop teenage growth?
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If you lift weights will you stop growing?

No lifting weights will not affect your height growth

Does going to the gym and lifting weights stop height growth?


Why have coaches tried to keep their athletes from lifting weights?

because lifting can cause growth to stop in your bone structure

Can people stop growing taller by lifting weights?

People do not stop growing by lifting weights. It was believed that weight lifting damaged the growth plates and stunted growth. It CAN happen, but only with very heavy weights, such as sets of 3-5 reps. They say no one should do HEAVY weights until they are 18, or fully grown.

Will lifting weights stop growth?

No it promotes growth, unless your young an your body is not fully developed then you could cause damage.

Does lifting weights stop growth?

no, in fact just the opposite. i am a bodybuilder who is 6 and a half feet tall.

Will your height stop if you lift weight over your head?

There is no scientific evidence that lifting weights can reduce your growth rate.

Can a 15-year-old boy do practice in the gym or will it stop growth?

Lifting weights and doing cardio will never stop your growth it will actually help it. The hormone (GH) or Growth Hormone is produced from lifting weights because you are triggering the pituitary gland to produce the hormone from the exercise. Same goes with cardio. working out in the gym or running will not stunt your growth.

Will lifting weights stop your growth?

no. it in fact encourages growth. i started training when i was 16 and actually got taller as a result. even when i was 11 i lifted weights sometimes and i was still the tallest kid in my grade. still am :)

You started lifting weights and you messed up your jumpshot how do you get it back?

Shoot 150 jumpshots a day and also stop lifting weights.

Why is it bad to do weights as a tennager?

Because teenagers are still growing and lifting weights can stop their growth. If you start bodybuilding, then be careful and consult a doctor when you feel something is not right. Don't hurt yourself.

If you start doing weights at 11 or 12 years old can it stop your growth?

It may not stunt your growth, however, you have to really careful that you don't tear ligaments or tendons. You may want to ask your coach or trainer the correct way of lifting weights.

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