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No it does not. That is a myth. Correctly performed weight training will not stunt your growth. However, that does not mean that it is advisable before the age of about 16. In addition, young people should be supervised to minimize the risk of injury.

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Q: Does lifting weights stop your 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?


Will lifting weights stun your growth?

no lifting will not stunt your 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.

Why does lifting weights stunt your growth?

Absolutely not.

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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 lifting weights at gym stop teenage growth?

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.

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.

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