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Whats the Max Amount of Weights Can I Lift That Wont Effect My Growth Plates?

Question by ?: Whats the max amount of weights can i lift that wont effect my growth plates?
im a 14 year old kid whos height is 5’3. i started lifting 15 pounds in 1 hand my friend told me it be smart to lift weights. and it will help me look not so stuby. so i wanted to kno how much should i lift as max that wont effect my growth plates or growth?

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Answer by Scott S
I think I answered this in another question of yours. Here it is again.

Lifting weights will not hinder your growth. This is just an unfortunate myth that keeps being repeated.

Doctors recommend strength training for youth. It improves athletic performance and helps prevent injury.

Various medical websites have articles on this. For example, see the following statement linked from the Cleveland Clinic:

“Despite the previously held belief that strength training was unsafe and ineffective for children, health organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) now “support children’s participation in appropriately designed and competently supervised strength training programs.”

NSCA position on resistance training for youth.

While you won’t stunt your growth lifting weights, you can be injured. It is very important to get instruction in proper lifting technique. If you don’t have an adult to instruct you, get this book

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