What is scientific basis for gymnastics stunt growth in children?



There is no scientific basis for it. There have been several studies which have shown gymnastics does not stunt growth. It is a myth.

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None People mistakenly think because gymnasts are generally shorter that it somehow stunts your growth instead of realizing that bro g short is an advantage in gymnastics. This is the same flawed logic that playing basketball makes you tall.


Indeed, what is the scientific basis? Where's the evidence?