Can weight lifting stunt growth?

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Can weight lifting stunt growth?
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My friend' younger brother is a lot shorter than he is, and short than their father as well. He is the same height as their mom actually. He started body building when he was 14 so I am curious if this can happen? 

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Re: Can weight lifting stunt growth?
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I never heard of this effecting growth in height. I guess it can but I wouldn't say it would make a difference bigger than an inch.

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I think it can effect hormones at that age but not enough to drastically alter his DNA make-up! He likely got his height from his mother's side. 

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Re: Can weight lifting stunt growth?
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No way! My brother always worked out since he was like 12, and I hardly did until I got older and he is a good 5 inches taller than me.

 

 

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"There is nothing worse than being held back from making gains because someone told you weight lifting can stunt your growth. This is 100% a myth"

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Re: Can weight lifting stunt growth?
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This is an old wives tale like so may other things out there... Don't go outside with wet hair in the cold!! You will get sick!! lol

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