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    Do squats stunt your growth?

    I heard about this is it true or bull****.
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    Yes its true. The best leg exercise stops growth. Thats why lebron did it to get his vertical up, but it cost him about 7 inches. Be careful!
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    From what people on this forum say it doesn't affect growth.
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    Undoubtedly true.. if I never squatted I would have grown to be 6'5 like my dr predicted.
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    how does doing squats affect your growth? someone please explain
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    If started early enough yes weightlifting can stunt your growth. I started in 7th grade and im 6'2-6'3". I was apparently supposed to be 6'4"-6'6" based on the growth charts. Could squatting stunted my growth? Sure (but probably not). But a prime example of stunted growth would be wrestlers. Weightlifting+Cutting ridiculous amounts of weight=stunted growth
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    My previous post was pure sarcasm.
    Originally Posted by DevonRhoadsy View Post
    If started early enough yes weightlifting can stunt your growth. I started in 7th grade and im 6'2-6'3". I was apparently supposed to be 6'4"-6'6" based on the growth charts. Could squatting stunted my growth? Sure (but probably not). But a prime example of stunted growth would be wrestlers. Weightlifting+Cutting ridiculous amounts of weight=stunted growth
    It has absolutely nothing to do with weightlifting, unless you experienced an injury to the bone at an early age. Nutrition is a great factor in height as well as hormone levels.. higher levels of estrogen can cause growth plates to fuse early.
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    No, only way to stunt growth is cracking a growth plate
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    Yes, squats stunt growth and deadlifts make your arms longer. No problem, I'll just do pull ups or hang on the bar, that will make me taller.
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    Originally Posted by strangeclouds View Post
    My previous post was pure sarcasm.
    It has absolutely nothing to do with weightlifting, unless you experienced an injury to the bone at an early age. Nutrition is a great factor in height as well as hormone levels.. higher levels of estrogen can cause growth plates to fuse early.
    I wasnt responding to you, never even saw you posted i was just pointing out that its a possibility.
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    Originally Posted by DevonRhoadsy View Post
    I wasnt responding to you, never even saw you posted i was just pointing out that its a possibility.
    Okay.. I was responding to you.

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    Squats made me grow, not taller but bigger. For me squats have always been the most anabolic exercise. For others deads, but my back stopped me doing stiff legged deads past 335 x 3.

    Squats I hit 395 before I wrecked my back. I could have gone heavier but once that disc is gone forget about it.
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    Yeah man, Lunatic used to be 5'9 but after years of heavy squatting he shrunk down to four foot nothing.
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    Originally Posted by S3RB0N View Post
    Yes, squats stunt growth and deadlifts make your arms longer. No problem, I'll just do pull ups or hang on the bar, that will make me taller.
    This. OP don't squat you will be small as phuck.
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    Okay.. I was responding to you.

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    Originally Posted by AlphaSaiyan View Post
    Yeah man, Lunatic used to be 5'9 but after years of heavy squatting he shrunk down to four foot nothing.
    Mother of god I laughed and laughed and laughed.

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    u and your fukin dolan jokes so loool
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    Yes they do, thats why usain bolt is only 6'5. If he didn't squat he could've been like 15'7
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    Originally Posted by Elite2693 View Post
    From what people on this forum say it doesn't affect growth.
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