They won’t stunt your growth. It’s complete BS - you aren’t capable of picking up anywhere near enough weight to create forces high enough to fuse growth plates. No one is.
That said, if you don’t keep good form, it’s possible to get injured pretty easily if you haven’t done some good work already on your lower back, hamstrings, etc, so take it slow while you learn the movement. I’d do 5-6 sets of 4-5 reps with a weight that isn’t real challenging to get the groove at first - once you feel confident, start adding significant weight.
I am not saying i am picking up enough to fuse my growth plates, just how much would i have to lift to fuse them?
I am not a complete begginer to DL. i have done them a least 10 times in my life. I think they are my fav. exercise.
One more question about DL.
Is it better to add more weight, or stand on a plate and add more ROM?
We have to HUGE bumper plates at school, so that is why im asking.
Thanks for all your help.