Does lifting stunt your growth?

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  1. Tht1GyHuSezStuf

    Tht1GyHuSezStuf New Member

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    I've heard from a few people that lifting stunts your growth. I'm not nearly done growing, I'm 16, and I was wondering if it would be bad to be lifting.
     
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    did those few people who told you that shit experience a stunted growth while lifting?
     
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    Continued pressure can cause the shaft of your bones to calcify more quickly which means your bones won't elongate any further if it were to grow.
     
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    what happened to fabian?
     
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    yeah i used to be 6'7" when i started lifting. i'm only 5'10" now
     
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    16 is the opportune time to start lifting.
     
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    You read this where?
     
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    He's still growing... or still has the potential to grow, he said stunted growth, not reversal of growth.
     
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    my main concern is that I grow pretty slow, my dad was still growing in college
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    yes, lifting stunts your girth
     
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    i wouldnt worry about it, i started lifting at 16 and 5'10, im 19 now and 6ft, id say your fine.
     
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    yeah bro but u cud be lyke 7' if u didnt lift
     
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    Just play basketball though. Its known that playing basketball increases your height just as gymnastics and weightlifting stunts growth.
     
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    i dont know whether to laugh or to go look to see if its true :eek4:

    does timber do fake replies to throw people off?


    btw i never started lifting when i was younger because people told me it would stunt my growth... i wish i could go back and punchisize their faces i only got to be 5'9" anyways
     
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    you're 16 and by that time, most males have gone through puberty and their epiphyseal plates become epiphyseal lines which means that lifting won't stunt your growth
     
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  19. Zika

    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    You can damage your growth plates, but surely that would be only if you lift stupidly large amounts for your size.

    I say just go for it, but if you feel any pains that won't go away go see a doctor ASAP :dunno:
     
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