A 14-year-old male asked:
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can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
This is my theory: Theoretically it's possible that excessive weight lifting (perhaps twice your body weight) may cause pressure & compression on the discs between the spinal vertebrae. This may be worse with dead lifts, squats & shoulder press & not much with bench press.
Answered on Apr 11, 2013

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