Does weight training at 15 stunt ur growth?

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Nov 10, 2015 10:31am
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Hey guys. This question comes in my mind pretty often. Is it true that if u start working out with weights before 18 u stunt Ur growth? I am really concerned

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11 Nov
No it shouldn't stunt your growth.
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Nov 12, 2015 7:03am
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From a health perspective weight training can damage your spine. If your spine is damaged early on as you are still growing it can possibly stunt your growth, but if you  lift weights its fine as long as you dont lift over your head. You can use single arm weights and curl them, but as a young body you may not want to lift single weights above your head, or it might put too much strain on yiur spine.

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Aug 2, 2016 2:59am
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No it doesn't stunt your growth. I'm 15 now, and all throughout like 4th grade through 7th grade in my life, I've been EXTREMELY short. But I love basketball, and I play it a LOT, and now I'm like 5,7 and not short at all. In fact I've been called tall in some cases. And I do weight training in school like everyday. So I mean if your afriad of injury or anything like that, there are tons of weight training exercises to do. Benchpress, squats, ect... so don't be too concerned. Trust me, just dont forget to take the first few days to weeks easy, and with stretching.

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