Re: Can heavy lifting stunt your growth?
Lots of things that my teachers taught me in school turned out to be false -- or at least exaggerated. Keep in mind that they are trying to keep a bunch of impulsive kids, with no experience at life or consequences, from going whole-hog into something and injuring themselves. Kids are known for thinking that "if a little is good, a whoooole lot must be better", and "I feel fine doing this, so none of those scary consequences will happen to me if I overdo it". So teachers (parents too!) sometimes go a bit overboard on telling you why you should avoid something. Once you are old enough to learn moderation, you can see that lots of things you were told were exaggerations. The important thing here is moderation.