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    Does doing push ups and sit ups make you shorter? I heard from somewhere it does..is it true or not?


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    Not true.

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    Absolutely not! That's the biggest BS I've heard in a while.
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    wth .. no absolutley not. i no ur thinking,, ur a girl how wouuld u know.? i actually am quite good at sports and im into being athletic... i do this and i amm GROWING . i havent gotten shorter in a year ,taller actually
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    Novel attempt to get out of gym class, whoever came up with that one - kudos!

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    No, but I used to tell my 14 year old friend that they make him taller.

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    Default Re: Do pushups and sit ups make you shorter?

    hi guys,,,
    No,not at all.This is just a rumor and there is no reason behind this.
    Push ups and chins are among one the effective exercises that keeps a person fits and healthy.

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    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBoy View Post
    Does doing push ups and sit ups make you shorter? I heard from somewhere it does..is it true or not?
    Jesus Christ, what kind of shit will people not propagate? Is there like some myth-mill buried deep underground where people work tirelessly day and night to come up with increasingly batshitter myths when it comes to weightlifting? Are people paid to spread this stuff, or are people just gullible?

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    I think the myth started because steroids have been shown to possibly stunt growth.

    But regular strength training? Nope.

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    Default Re: Do pushups and sit ups make you shorter?

    But anyway, what are you doing performing situps and pushups? Starting Strength, or you're not doing it right.

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    Only thing that "stunts" your growth, or would have any adverse affect on your height, would be lifting very heavy weights while your body was still growing. Like if you were just going through puberty. Which is precisely why you should stick to exercises like sit-ups and push-ups. (Pull ups work wonders too. Get that back all ripped.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircaSurvive View Post
    Only thing that "stunts" your growth, or would have any adverse affect on your height, would be lifting very heavy weights while your body was still growing. Like if you were just going through puberty. Which is precisely why you should stick to exercises like sit-ups and push-ups. (Pull ups work wonders too. Get that back all ripped.)
    Wrong. With all due respect, go away. I mean, if you don't know what you're talking about at least keep your ignorance to yourself and not do us all a disservice by spreading it around like a fucking virus. Seriously, just... even Google. Just Google "weightlifting stunt growth" and read for a couple minutes. Maybe 3 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelius View Post
    But anyway, what are you doing performing situps and pushups? Starting Strength, or you're not doing it right.
    Average person is afraid of barbells except a curl and maybe a bench press.

    Only thing that "stunts" your growth, or would have any adverse affect on your height, would be lifting very heavy weights while your body was still growing. Like if you were just going through puberty. Which is precisely why you should stick to exercises like sit-ups and push-ups. (Pull ups work wonders too. Get that back all ripped.)
    Go away.

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