I know that heavy weight lifting in the early stage of puberty can cause problems to bones, junctions and eventually decrease height gain you were suppose to have as a teenager, but not normal weight lifting.
Link to study please.
Not really a study man it’s common knowledge. Look up “heavy weight lifting in puberty” or something like that on google.
I did. I came up with a pretty interesting article, “Strength Training by Children and Adolescents” by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness, which can be found at http://pediatrics.aappublications.o…full/107/6/1470. From that article: “Strength training programs do not seem to adversely affect linear growth”.
They do mention the possibility of back or wrist injuries, and they recommend proper resistance training techniques and safety precautions, which are good ideas for strength trainers of any age.
They do also recommend that “Preadolescents and adolescents should avoid competitive weight lifting, power lifting, body building, and maximal lifts until they reach physical and skeletal maturity.”
So, it looks like there are points on both sides on this. Strength training programs don’t seem to stunt growth, but more extreme weightlifting should be avoided until maturity.