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Old 01-08-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
Veronica Carpenter
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Re: Overhead lifts cause stunted growth?

it's an urban legend.

The only thing anyone can do physically to stunt their growth is to damage their growth plates while they are still developing. Lifting something over your head won't damage the growth plates. A traumatic injury could - ie breaking a bone at the growth plate.

Some people and those people's parents are still living in the dark ages.
If it's sore - ice it. If it's torn - tape it. If it's heavy - lift it!
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