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If you start doing weights at 11 or 12 years old can it stop your growth?

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2015-07-15 19:29:07
2015-07-15 19:29:07

It may not stunt your growth, however, you have to really careful that you don't tear ligaments or tendons. You may want to ask your coach or trainer the correct way of lifting weights.

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It actually is okay to lift weights at your age. I am a 14 year old girl and i bench press a bunch of weights and i have not stunted my growth. Guys are mad to lift weights I'm not suppose to lift weights but i am strong enough to do it. The answer to you is yes.

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There is no evidence that weight lifting stunts growth. In fact, bones can become stronger from the exercise. Science has proved that weight training will not stunt your growth even if you start at as young as 10 years old. The real danger is if your not supervised and have bad form injuries may occur.

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This question if asked quite frequently by young guys trying to get in shape, weightlifting does not stunt your growth if it is done sensibly, it can only stunt your growth if you use very heavyweights, which can damage your bones and ligaments, the best advice is to do weights which you could over 6 reps with.


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