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Old 3 April 2014, 20:00
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Originally Posted by CAP MARINE View Post
At 13 isn't there something called growth plates you need to be aware of?
Absolutely. We have spoken to his physician and researched quite a bit online. There seems to be several schools of thought but what I am reading indicates that this may not be the case. There are several medical journals that are saying lifting weights in early teen age years (even heavy) is really beneficial with no risk to stunting growth. Others do disagree.

He is a really big kid and his doc is confident that he will be fine. Doctor is predicting 6'5" - 6'7" at full growth and somewhere between 260-280 lbs. My larger concern for his growth is the accutane we have him on for his severe acne.
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