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Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

The idea of stunting a kids growth by working out early has never been proven to my knowledge in any peer reviewed published studies.

In brief: No

The idea of stunting a kids growth by working out early has never been proven to my knowledge in any peer reviewed published studies.
Dr. Brian Badman
Dr. Brian Badman
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