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Doctor insights on: Can A Pushup Stunt Your Growth

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My 14 years old son is 5:9 and he does 300 situps and 100 push ups and 6 planks 5 times a week will that stunt his growth?

My 14 years old son is 5:9 and he does 300 situps and 100 push ups and 6 planks 5 times a week will that stunt his growth?

It shouldn't: Growth stunting occurs when the growth plates close prematurely. It's theorized that this can be caused by the effects of weight training on long bone development. Since the regimen you mention doesn't include this, his growth should not be stunted.

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Help! Could sugar stunt your growth?

Help! Could sugar stunt your growth?

Wouldn't think so: Sugar is a nutrition source that can be used by the body to maintain blood glucose or converted to various storage forms in the muscles, liver or fat. Any food can be abused and lead to negative health consequences, the most common of which is obesity.Sugar would seldom be the only component of this excess. Obesity leads to decreased exercise and other health issues poor health does impair growth.

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Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities.

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Could smoking really stunt your growth?

Could smoking really stunt your growth?

Yes: Adolescents who begin smoking early, before they have achieved their full growth, are shorter than their siblings who do not smoke. Smoking reduces blood flow to many organs, including to bone, and impairs their growth. Smoking also impairs healing, and people who smoke who have bone fractures or bone surgery are very slow to heal, and sometimes do not completely heal at all.

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Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin. Careful attention should be paid to correct weightlifting form, and not using too much weight or too much stress placed on the joints. The key is to provide proper nutrition during training to give the body what it needs, esp. During growth.

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Can a hard hit on the head stunt your growth?

Can a hard hit on the head stunt your growth?

No: While a severe brain injury in youth can affect the hormones responsible for a variety of functions, including growth, this would be less common with a hard blow to the head, in the abscence of a more severe trauma.

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Will lifting weights at 14 stunt your growth?

Will lifting weights at 14 stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities.

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Is it true that lifting weights can stunt your growth?

Is it true that lifting weights can stunt your growth?

Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine.

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How long do you need to smoke for it to stunt your growth?

How long do you need to smoke for it to stunt your growth?

Just stop smoking: You are 41 years old. You are not going to grow any more. Smoking doesn't 'stunt' growth anyway. But it is the singular most unhealthy habit you can have. You know that. Get help, but stop smoking.

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Hi docs, would weightlifting stunt your growth?

Hi docs, would weightlifting stunt your growth?

Weight lifting: Weight lifting will not stunt your growth unless you damage your growth plates. Therefore, it is important that you do your lifting with the help of a weightlifting coach who has experience with teenagers.

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Does gym stunt your growth?

Does gym stunt your growth?

Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine.

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Does bench pressing stunt your growth?

Does bench pressing stunt your growth?

No: It just doesn't. This type of exercise has no correlation to your endocrine system which controls growth and development. Do it right and with the right training for your age, weight and general conditioning.