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no it does not, unless you happen to injure yourself in a way that it affects a growth plate

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Q: Does weight training stunt height growth?
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Does weight training stunt your growth?

Weight training will not stunt your growth. However, that does not mean that it is advisable before the age of about 16.

I know weight training can stunt your growth but can aerobic exercise?


Does weight vests stunt your growth?

Weight vests will not stunt your growth. A person's growth in all internal and it does not matter what types of items they have on them.

Can push ups stunt your growth?

No, weight training in general does not stunt your growth. This is a myth, as people thought the growing ends of the bone could stop if damaged, but this is undocumented. Pushups are very beneficial to kids and teens.

How does lifting weights stunt your growth?

There is no evidence that weight lifting stunts growth. In fact, bones can become stronger from the exercise. Science has proved that weight training will not stunt your growth even if you start at as young as 10 years old. The real danger is if your not supervised and have bad form injuries may occur.

Does working out stun your growth?

over strength training has proven to stunt growth and some supplements (steroids) also can stunt growth

Lifting how many pounds would stunt a teenager's growth?

Weight Lifting Does Not Stunt Growth.

Does weight training at 13 stunt your growth?

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.

Do weight machines stunt your growth?


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.

How does weight lifting stunt the growth of boys?

It doesn't. It's a commonly held myth. Normal, properly performed resistance exercise will not stunt growth in young people. Younger individuals should be carefully supervised when weight lifting, especially when attempting more complicated lifts with heavier weights. It's possible an injury resulting from improper use of weights could stunt growth, but it shouldn't be an issue if proper supervision and training is given.

Would lifting small weights at the age of 13 stunt your growth?

Weight training will not stunt your growth. That is a myth. However, that does not mean that it is advisable before the age of about 16. Because of the skeletal immaturity of a 13-year old, it is not advisable that you train with weights.

Does pushups affect height growth?

No it doesn't affect ur height. Even if u do too much push-ups it won't still affect ur height. Weight lifting can stunt ur height. The proper age for weight lifting is from 21 years.

Does weight lifting stop your growth?

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.

Does more sleeping stunt height growth?

NO NO NO that's when we GROW

Will working out before you hit puberty stunt your growth?

No it really does not. I've been weight training for about 1.5 years and i've grown 3.5 inches in that time.

Is it true that gymnastics stops the growth in height?

It doesn't stop growth but it can stunt it for a period of time.

Will doing weights at age 12 affect height?

I don't think any minor weight training will affect your height... however i recommend waiting until your 15-16 to start weight training and even then you should go very slowly and ask the advice of a personal trainer. No. It's a common myth that's been perpetuated for some time that weight lifting stunts growth. 12 year olds should certainly be supervised when lifting and instructed on proper form, but weight lifting done in good form should not stunt growth.

Does growing muscles affect your height?

i dont think growing muscle will but weight lifting will if you use to much weight like for example u max out every other week it could stunt your growth

Can working out with a resistance band stunt growth?

No, strength or resistance training will not affect bone growth patterns.

If im 17 5 foot 4 and weight 160 and bench 320lbs will that stunt my growth?

In brief, no it will not. Besides, your height has already been determined through your DNA.

Lifting weights at 8 years old affect your growth?

No, lifting will not stunt your growth as the myth grows. But at such a young age you need supervision, and make sure you do it correctly. There are many benefits of weight training, even at this age.

Does crunches stop increasing height?

human growth stop at about 16 - 18 years old ... working out be for you growth has stop can stunt your growth ...

Do you stop growing if you lift weights at a young age?

No, that is a myth. Weight training will not stunt your growth. However, that does not mean that it is advisable before the age of about 16.

Does gymnastics stunt your growth or is it the diet of gymnast?

Gymnastic does affect your growth because by doing gymnastics your height stops growing.