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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.

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Q: Can people stop growing taller by lifting weights?
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Can lifting weights make you taller?

NO, lifting weight won't stunt ur growth


Does weights make you stop growing?

Not nessaserily... GAH SUCK AT SPELLING D: BUT! It sometimes makes people appear smaller, as thin people appear taller =3


Does lifting weights help you grow?

Weight training can help your muscles grow bigger and stronger, but it won't necessarily help you grow taller.


Does ankle weights make you taller?

Using weights promotes 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 :)


Do lifting heavy weights stop you from growing?

Yes, because when you squat alot your bones get compact and you will eventually stop growing If you are still growing now, lifting heavy weights won't actually stop you from growing so much as cause joint, muscular, skeletal, and general problems with your physical development. Young people still developing shouldn't attempt weights until it's certain they've stopped growing. The complications from weighlifting at too early an age can be absolutely miserable: better to be taller than you might like than in pain and with restricted movement. If you feel you are too tall, try concentrating on being as healthy as possible so that you look really good, even if you'd like to be shorter. As you mature you'll quite likely discover all kinds of advantages to being tall.


Does lifting weights help to make you taller?

That;s an interesting question. I am happy you asked this. I am a major science wiz. I am 15 years old. I recently had a theory that weight lifting could improve growth if done properly and safely. I started weight lifting when I was 14 years old. One thing to make sure of is to lift weights your body can handle and weights that are not too light or way too heavy for you. I was lifting some heavy weights. Though I still grew an inch TALLER! I was 5'8 and grew to another inch over the summer. I am now 5'9. My shoulders got wider and stronger. My chest also got bigger and harder as a result of weight lifting. But doing weight lifting wrong can damage your growth plate and stunt your growth in the process. It won't stop but it will slow down as a result of damage. So if your doing it or want too do it. Then I suggest lifting weights good for you. Make sure you have an adult who has weight lifted before has more than enough experience with weights. Weight lifting is very good because our muscles need that kind of stress factor in order to improve in performance wise.


How to stop growing taller?

There is no way to stop growing taller. You will stop growing usually around the age of 18.


Do you get taller by weight lifting?

No. By weight lifting you can't get taller. You're muscles gets muscular and well built. There are researches that as long as you start weight lifting you're not get taller. You're height will stay as it is but you muscle will built very well as strong as possibly be.


If you are 16 and already taller than your parents can you grow taller?

It depends upon genetics. Some people will grow again taller and some will stop growing.


When do females stop growing taller?

females stop growing taller at the age of eighteen years


Is swimming good for growing taller?

No. No exercise will help you grow taller.

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