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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.

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