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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.

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

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Are lifting weights at age 12 harmful?

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If you lift weights when your 13 do you stay small?

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Should my 13 year old be lifting weights?

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Can you lose fat by lifting weights?

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Does lifting weight cause growth problems?

No. It helps it. Weight lifting can cause growth problems. When lifting weight, it causes the muscles to expand and get bigger. When muscles gets too large here's where the problem starts because the needs to grow while to muscles expand so that's why weight lifters try to maintain that. There's something also called Vital capacity which is very important for weight lifters to consider and know what to do. It can if you lift to much and overdo it. There is in fact no evidence that weightlifting can stunt growth. This is a common misconception that stems from the belief that weightlifting increases hormone levels, which it does, but only by a negligible amount. This belief caused people to think that the raised hormone levels would cause the premature closure of the growth plates. This is not a worry as the very small difference in hormone levels caused by weightlifting will in no way affect your growth.

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