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Can you have a loss of height from heavy weight lifting?

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Dr. Daniel McGee
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In brief: No

Your height is dependent on your bone structure, not muscle mass.
So, you will not lose height by lifting weights. However, since gaining mass will make you look wider, it may give you the illusion that your height has decreased, even though it is not the case.

In brief: No

Your height is dependent on your bone structure, not muscle mass.
So, you will not lose height by lifting weights. However, since gaining mass will make you look wider, it may give you the illusion that your height has decreased, even though it is not the case.
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