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That depends- if you are eating protein and keeping healthy then your muscles will grow. But muscles being heavier than fat, its actually possible for an overweight person to get smaller yet gain weight. Of course it all depends on how much you work out too. And if a child gets too much exercise or does too much weight-bearing, it can actually stunt growth - growth plates in the bones are not made for constant heavy exertion and will be damaged, causing pain and also taking some amount off the height the child would have been as an adult. But in an average situation with a healthy adult who is trying to get muscular instead of lose weight, weight lifting will add bulk to your body's frame.

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No lifting weights will not affect your height growth

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Weight training can help your muscles grow bigger and stronger, but it won't necessarily help you grow taller.

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Q: Will you stop growing if you lift weights?
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Does height stops if you do push ups?

no push ups and any other workout will not stop ur height. only if you wre 2 lift heavy weights thn u would stop growing.

I'm Eleven and I'm quite tall and strong. I want to do weights but Im afraid I'll stop growing. Is it ok to lift weights when your eleven?

I'm 13 and I've been lifting heavy weights for a year and it hasn't stunted my growth so you will be fine

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.

Is it true that if you start lifting weights at the ag of 13 - 15 that you can stop growing?

No way!

What happens when kids lift weights?

It could injured the body, but does not stunt or stop the growth of the person

How do i gain muscle without using any products?

Lift weights :-) Lift weights :-)

Will your height stop if you lift weight over your head?

There is no scientific evidence that lifting weights can reduce your growth rate.

Will you stop growing if you lift wheights at 12?

no because you are building muscle and naturally growing so u will actually be healthier

How many times are you supposed to lift weights?

You smell your butt 1,000 times to lift weights

You are strong eleven year old gymnast should you lift wheights and if so how much?

if you do lift weights,be sure not to lift to heavy 11 and i lift weights ,and do push ups,and chin ups.

Is it ok to lift weights at 13 years olds i am a 13yr old boy i am 5 foot 4 and i weigh 115 and i was wondering if it would stunt my growth if i starting to lift weights?

It actually is okay to lift weights at your age. I am a 14 year old girl and i bench press a bunch of weights and i have not stunted my growth. Guys are mad to lift weights I'm not suppose to lift weights but i am strong enough to do it. The answer to you is yes.

Should a 7 year old boy lift weights?

Some is fine, but a lot, or heavy weights isn't a good idea. A growing body isn't as stable as an adult body and may take damage.