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Weight-lifting doesn't really stunt a teen's growth, right?

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In brief: Correct

That is a false belief.
Teenagers do need to be instructed in proper technique, and the equipment should be the correct size.

In brief: Correct

That is a false belief.
Teenagers do need to be instructed in proper technique, and the equipment should be the correct size.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity.
This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group.

In brief: Depends

The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity.
This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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