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Will working out stunt my growth ?

Hello , I'm 14, 5'2 and I'm looking to workout . I would like to gain some muscle and flatten my stomach out by the summer ( 7 months from now ). I am willing to eat healthy and go to the gym whenever I can but however I heard rumors that I can stunt my growth . I am so far working out a part of the body each day . Yesterday I lifted light weights , did the machine for biceps and triceps and ran on the treadmill .. Today I did back and chest and did the treadmill again . Also I have been eating healthy . Can this stunt my growth ? What should I eat ? Should I cut off snacks and stuff a lot ? Please help me ! Thanks

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IT does if you are lifting heavy weights but if you are just doing push up like stuff I think you will be fine.

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I am doing machines . Is that the same thing as weights ?
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No. but if the machines come with little 2 pound weights use those.
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I would hold off until ur 15

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Honestly i don't believe it stunts your growth when your 14. Unless you do hard core stuff, no worries! Keep lifting light weights, and using the treadmill. I do that, and i'm 14. lol it hasn't harmed me.

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being healthy actually supports faster growth!

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very true
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Some exercises release human growth hormones like push ups, bench pressing, or pull ups..so working out will actually help you grow.

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No. The only worry at that age is that your bones haven't fully hardened and matured, but their length and girth is genetically determined. I would recommend you not train with heavy weights until 17 or 18. Get a Dr opinion on this. But working out regularly will build stronger heart and musculature, which will support and enhance whatever bone structure you do have.

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