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Does Lifting Stunt Your Growth?


#1

Isn't it a myth that if you lift as a teenager (your growing years), you do not grow to your full potential?

If I am correct, please direct me towards any articles or evidence proving this. I am trying to get my cousin to start lifting but he is very hesitant because he does not want to mess up his height.

Thanks


#2

BS

just try to get a routine,nutrition and rest proper for your age,size,weight. You shoudl be fine.


#3

exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/YouthMisconceptions.html


#4

No
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#5

brownab please stay off my thread. thanks


#6

A similiar thread esisted not so long ago. Gmoore's post clears the issue up.