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No. If you train with correct form it will not stunt your growth, but if you train with no guidance and have bad form it may and it will lead to muscle injury. I am 6' 2'' and i started lifting at 12. i was 5' 4'' when i started. Im now 19 and have grown 8 inches since. i started bench pressing about 8 reps of 88 lbs and 12 and i am not short at all. Science also backs up the theory that weight training wont stunt your growth whereas the theory that it will is just a myth.

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