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Does Powerlifting Stunt Your Growth?


#1

JW, doing heavy squats, deadlifts, and clean & jerks, will that stunt your growth as far as height is concerned, I'm 19 right now.


#2

No. Running and jumping put a lot more stress on the growth plates than powerlifting. You will be fine.


#3

No.

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#4

At you age…NO. Improper weight training can damage and fuse growth plates. You will be fine


#5

If you were 8, yes. 19? No no no.


#6

19! You’re not going to grow anymore most likely. Shit dude, I have been 5’6" since I was 11!


#7

If you are truly happy with your current height, I suggest taking up smoking.


#8

whoever told you that, never listen to another word they say. they make shit up.


#9

[quote]jpuck wrote:
19! You’re not going to grow anymore most likely. Shit dude, I have been 5’6" since I was 11!
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lol. Yeah unless you have some sort of medical condition or are a LATE bloomer you won’t grow anymore anyway.

edit: directed at thread starter


#10

My belief, overtraining plus lack of nutrtion and sleep will stunt your growth.


#11

They’re all lying to you.
Yes, powerlifting (clean and jerks!?) will stunt your growth the very first time you do a double or single… And if you continue you’ll shrink down to 5’2. Don’t do it!

Seriously man, where do people get ideas like this…


#12

Yes, you’ll be 5 feet flat but you’ll be hyoogerz