Myth 1: Lifting weights will stunt my childs growth.
The belief that strength training will stunt a child’s growth is a common misconception. However, it is not supported by scientific evidence. When done properly and under appropriate supervision, strength training can be safe and beneficial for children and adolescents.
A 2020 clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that properly designed resistance training programs have no apparent negative effect on linear growth, growth plate health, or the cardiovascular system of children and adolescents.