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Q: Does lifting weights at an early age affect growth?
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Does gym leads to stunted growth for young boys?

Stick to body weight exercises. Lifting weights can indeed seal growth plates early.


Does weight lifting affect the height?

Nope. A lot of people would say that lifting stunts growth, but nothing about lifting weights could stop growth and development. If anything, lifting at a young age releases growth hormones and helps growth. Some might think that squats, for example, would stunt growth because of the pressure of the weight down on your back. But the time you spend with weights actually significantly compressing your spine in the gym couldn't and shouldn't be more than 2 minutes, which, if you squat twice, maybe three times a week (a lot) isn't nearly enough to matter. The only thing that could set back growth would be a back injury. So do have to be careful. Bad form with heavy weights could result in injury, and teens are probably more likely to do something stupid... So if you start lifting in your early teens, and have good form, you should have no problems at all.


Can lifting weights at an early age stunt growth?

No, it absolutely cannot. There is no scientific proof. In fact, they encourage everyone to lift weights because it makes your bones stronger...just as long as you are keeping the right form and not over-doing it.


Which early American leader in physical education believed that lifting lighter wooden weights and using higher repetitions was more beneficial than lifting heavy metal weights?

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Can lifting light weight with high intensity to failure stunt growth?

Lifting light weight with high intensity can stunt growth in children if used too early.


Does exercise stop you from growing?

Exercise does not stop you growing. Running,cycling, swimming etc are all healthy examples of exercise and don't stunt your growth. Lifting excessively heavy weights at a young age (12-14ish) however, can stunt your growth and effect the development of your arm muscles and bones. If you plan on lifting weights at an early age you should ask your trainer/coach for advice and stick with smaller weights. To be honest, I would just recommend push-ups, pull-ups etc.


Will lifting weights affect height atage 13?

I started lifting when i was 12. Now I'm 18 and I'm 5'6. I'm not sure if I'm short because I lifted at an early age, or it's my filipino genes. But I suggest you should wait until you're in high school.


Does starting puberty early effect your growth?

No. Starting puberty early doesnt affect the growth. It only means that you are going to grow early.


Does weight lifting too early stunt growth?

No, this is a myth. The idea is that the ends of the bone are still growing, so it could stunt growth if you break a bone. But this is undocumented, and there are too many benefits to lifting to neglect.


How much weight should a 9 year old boy lift?

NONE! A nine year old boys body is still growing so he should wait until he is at least 15 until he starts lifting weights. If he starts any early it can stunt his growth


Does lifting weights stunt your growth?

No, weightlifting does not stunt your growth. However, you should not start too early because you may injure yourself in other ways. It is best to wait until you have grown to your full capacity before you start some serious weight lifting. When you do start, you should start off with simple routines such as push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and jumping squats.


Is it ok for a 13 year old to have a six pack?

yeah, but you have to be really careful. Lifting weights or "overdoing it" in early adolescence puts you at higher risk for injury, sometimes permanent.

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