squats and deadlifts make you shorter

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Light Speed, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. Light Speed

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    laugh all you want, its true, prolonged squatting will, you cant say it doesnt compress your spine
     
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    great... light speed has decided to troll sub forums too
     
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    sweet
     
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    Ban him from the subforum
     
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    i'm sure it's coming very shortly
     
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    i wish i could still squat
     
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    Good. Im way too tall.
     
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    weird, started lifting at 6'1 @ 18 years old. Now I'm 6'3 at 22, been squatting all 4 years
     
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    shut up faggot
     
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    So that's why I am short. It has nothing to do with the fact that my dad, mom, and both grandparents are short.... Thank you for enlightening me :wtc::wtc:
     
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    I'm 6'6" anyways :dunno:
     
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    prolonged deadlifting lengthens your arms to, amirites?
     
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    i would like to see pictures of light speed.
     
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    its true, I cant reach the top of the squat rack to get the bar anymore.
     
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    I better squat & dl more. I'm too tall as it is for an Asian.
     
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    Myth #4:
    Lifting weights will stunt a child’s growth.
    The Truth:
    This myth just won't die. The truth is that height is predetermined by your genetics, not by lifting weights. As Dr. Siff says “Don't believe any tales about resistance training making you shorter or prematurely closing the growth centres of the bones. There are even some Russian studies and one Russian book ("School of Height"), which suggests that resistance training from youth, may stimulate increase in height. Use any weight training methods that you like - none of them will ever make you shorter. Other British studies show that people who avoid imposing ballistic or shock loading on the body tend to exhibit a higher incidence of arthritis and bone deterioration (see the Supertraining archives or my "Facts & Fallacies of Fitness" book for more details).

    Another study has shown that lifters have the highest bone density of all athletes (like the study cited a few months ago on the superheavy powerlifters whose bones were scanned in a scientific study), so any decision to do weight training will be of great personal benefit in many ways if one simply follows the basic method of gradual progressive overload.

    In other letters, I have also pointed out that many daily and sporting activities involving running, jumping, hitting and kicking impose far greater loads on the growing bones of children than even squats or jerks with double bodymass. Thus, if one militates against weightlifting for juveniles, then all sports involving those types of activity (including football, basketball, track & field, soccer and baseball) should also be banned from schools. Some people seem to have forgotten that the body of the human adapts at any age to sensibly imposed stresses and strains. Damage is the consequence of bad training, not because weight training is intrinsically "bad" for the body.”

    So, lifting weights may actually be beneficial and not harmful to children.
     
  18. MaineSucks

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    I'm not too savy on main forum shit, but the thread starter is partially right. I know multiple people that have lost ~2 inches coming off a heavy circa max squat cycle. Decompression is a must for squatting big weights.
     
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    I'm 6'3...so thats fine
     
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