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#9467 - anon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Weight lifting, does is stun your growth?
User avatar #9470 to #9467 - lolpandas
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(02/21/2013) [-]
No, as long as you don't damage your growth plates it will not stunt your growth. Heavy squats and deadlifts can compress your spine slightly, but it does not affect you peak height.

One can go so far as to say lifting heavy weights releases HGH and IGF which can cause a better growth if the growth plates are still open (in theory), and lifting increases mineral bone density also aiding to bone growth.

Make sure you lift with proper form though because injuries can stunt growth.
User avatar #9468 to #9467 - thesilentghost **User deleted account**
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(02/21/2013) [-]
If you are 15 or younger, lifting more than your body weight can stunt your growth.
#9481 to #9468 - anon
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(02/22/2013) [-]
No, it's a myth.