I’m sure the rumor also got started because shorter guys tend to have an advantage in powerlifing and Olympic lifting given the shorter levers. So it spawned the post hoc ergo propter fallacious reasoningg of "Guys who lift weights are short. Therefore, lifting weights stunts growth.
" Based on that logic, if I had played more basketball as a kid, I would have grown to 6’6". Oh wait, I did play lots of basketball with the neighborhood kids because I was taller than they were. I didn’t quite make it to 6’6".[/quote]
Bingo, that’s exactly what I was going to say.