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Patient: Does lifting 5 kg dumbbells when 13 really effect height?

Doctor: Thank you for your question. Height is primarily predetermined by the genes you inherited from both biological parents. Weight training has not been shown affect one’s growth however, at 13 you may are going through puberty, and a rapid rate of growth and bodily changes. You may encounter increased muscle soreness as a result, and we recommend that you exercise moderately, no more than 3 times a during this time.Thank you for choosing Askthedoctor.com


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