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Doctor insights on: Weight Stunt Growth

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Does weight lifting stunt growth?

Does weight lifting stunt growth?

No: Strength training won't stunt growth and is a great way to improve your health. Whether you're young and growing fast or stopped growing taller a long time ago, focus on good form and control to minimize the risk of injury. ...Read more

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Could weight lifting stunt growth or damage my body?

Could weight lifting stunt growth or damage my body?

Possibly: Weight lifting or any other type of exercise can harm if not done with the proper technique, stunting of growth only occurs during our growing years, and supervised proper lifting has not shown to stunt growth ...Read more

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Sir I'm 16. I go to the gym. Does doing squats stunt growth of height? Similarly I've been told weight lifting stunt growth. Is it true?

No: Lifting weights does not stunt your growth. It is good for your overall health as well as making strong muscles and bones. Continue doing it if you like. ...Read more

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Will lifting weights stunt my growth? I am 17

Will lifting weights stunt my growth? I am 17

No problem: Joining a gym and doing exercises do not stunt growth. Kids will grow to the pre-destined height in America as long as they eat healthily, exercise moderately, grab some sunshine, and get plenty of sleep. To not hurt the body, one should avoid excessive exercise with unusually heavy weights. ...Read more

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My brother is 15 years old 5'5" and 95kg. Can this weight stunt his growth or affect his height in any way?

His weight on itself: Will likely not stunt his growth, unless of course if he is severely malnourished. He needs to eat a balanced diet, and follow instructions of his physician. Weight management, and weight loss will be very helpful in minimizing the many negative health effects of obesity. (i'm assuming you mean 95 kg, and not pounds). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights stunt height growth even if you are doing it in a sitting position?

Can lifting weights stunt height growth even if you are doing it in a sitting position?

Posture: No, but lifting weights incorrectly by technique or posture may injury yourself. Injury is more relevant than growth plate stunting. Find a professional for assistance to get proper training if you intend to lift heavier weights. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is weight lifting stunt the growth for 16 years old person?

Growing Boys: Yes. You should not be doing heavy weight lifting or training until your growth spurt is over. Cardiovascular exercises and light calisthenics are fine. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard lifting weights can stunt a kids growth. If so why?

What to do if I heard lifting weights can stunt a kids growth. If so why?

Weight lifting: Stress on an open bone growth plate can damage the growth plate and cause premature closure (bone stops growing). If your growth plates are still open, your skeleton is not fully matured and you should lift weights in moderation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would lifting 15 pound weights at 10 stunt your growth?

Hi docs, would lifting 15 pound weights at 10 stunt your growth?

Unlikely: Lifting 15 pound weights should not affect growth. There is some concern that extremely heavy weightlifting in children can damage the growth plates, but the weights that are worrisome are much much greater. The concern is around "power lifting" and not for conditioning weights as you describe. ...Read more

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If I'm growing still and lift weights does it stunt my growth?

If I'm growing still and lift weights does it stunt my growth?

Depends? Workout: Lifting is a generic term that can mean a variety of things. Regular technique training to an age appropriate standard is great for everyone. The aap advises that power lifting be limited to those who have reached skeletal maturity ; learned technique from a qualified trainer. Regular resistance training is fine in teens. At 17 you are likely finished growing taller.Pediatrics 121 (4)pp835-840, 2008. ...Read more

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Could weight lifting have stunted my growth?

Could weight lifting have stunted my growth?

Probably not.: Unless you lifted weights so heavy that you broke your growth plates (I'm sure you didn't do this), then the answer is no. Except in extreme cases of malnourishment, most Americans get PLENTY of food. Therefore, if you are "stunted" then the chances are that you were not genetically programmed to be tall. FYI, moderate weight lifting is now recommended to athletic teens as part of their routine. ...Read more

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Is it okay for 15 year olds to take supplements and lift heavy weight? I've heard that overhead lifts can stunt growth is this true?

Is it okay for 15 year olds to take supplements and lift heavy weight? I've heard that overhead lifts can stunt growth is this true?

Depends: In answer to your first question, taking supplements depends entirely on what is in the supplement. If it is a multivitamin, of course that is fine. There are supplements that may do harm, however. Lifting weights at 15 is fine if supervised by experienced trainers and coaches. Overhead lifting in and of itself will not stunt growth. ...Read more

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Do Protein shakes/weight lifting at 16-17 years old stunt growth?

Do Protein shakes/weight lifting at 16-17 years old stunt growth?

Stunting growth: No they shouldn't stunt growth at your age. Definitely one would want to replenish and refuel after a hard workout to prevent further muscle damage and facilitate repair and growth ...Read more

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Does kickboxing stunt growth?

Does kickboxing stunt growth?

No: There is no evidence of this that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Yes: Inadequate calories in the diet, poor nutrition can cause poor growth. You should have your doctor do a nutritional assessment. Good luck to you ...Read more

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I took two puffs from a cigarette. Could this affect or stunt growth in any way?

I took two puffs from a cigarette. Could this affect or stunt growth in any way?

No: That's too little to cause any permanent damage, but it is quite addictive and can easily lead to more tobacco use, which will eventually cause problems. So, one should stay away from smoking anything (tobacco or other stuff), and stay away from anything containing nicotine. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Depends on situation: A short term treatment (4-5 days or less) of therapeutic steroids is thought to have minimal if any effect on growth. Long term (weeks to months) of any steroidal medication may have many long term side effects that includes decreased linear growth. ...Read more

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