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Yes! It is proven that any sport that needs much training, example, gymnastic, swimming, Weightlifting, etc. affect the timing when the puberty will begin.

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It can permanently damage muscles and tendons that are not fully developed yet. A teen and even most adults should be supervised by a trained professional to prevent serious injury.

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Q: Does lifting weights during puberty stunt your growth?
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Can lifting weights stop growth?

Probably not. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that regular exercise, including weightlifting, may actually encourage growth (depending on many other factors, such as whether you're before, during, or after puberty).

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


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.

Does lifting weights effect growth?

if you deadlift/squat with terrible technique then you can mess something up inside the spine, and decrease growth hormones produced But that's very unlikely to happen Lifting weights with proper technique does not affect growth

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

because lifting can cause growth to stop in your bone structure

Does lifting weights at the age of 9 stunt your growth?

Yes and quite badly

Can lifting free weights and machines stunt your growth?

No, it's just a myth.

Pre-teens lifting weights in family fitness center?

Lifting weights as a preteen can be very dangerous.Since it can lead to issues in growth patterns. It is suggested to stick to machines as a young teen.

Does lifting 40 pounds at 13 affect your growth?

Lifting 40 pounds at the age of 13 can affect your growth. It can cause a persons muscles to become weakened later on. The age of 13 is too young to be lifting heavy weights.

What in most likely to cause hair growth during puberty?

The hormone testosterone is responsible for hair growth during puberty. Thsi is produced my testis.

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.

Can growth spurts start before puberty?

You have a growth spurt before puberty when you are age 7-9. And you will have your next growth spurt during puberty, usually age 13-15.