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The claim that weightlifting makes you shorter is a myth. The myth is that starting weightlifting too early makes children stunt their growth. In fact, weightlifting can increase bone strength index and decrease risk of injury, even at a young age. Weightlifting with poor form can increase the risk of injury and stunt growth plates, however, if the child or adult is weightlifting with proper form, there are no risk negatives to lifting too early.

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