Weightlifting expert allays stunted growth fears

Dr Kyle Pierce  Dr Mustapha Ahmed The Performance Director of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Dr Kyle Calhoum Pierce, has assured Ghanaian parents that children who wish to take to weightlifting would not suffer from stunted growth. According to Dr Pierce, who serves as the director of the Weightlifting Development Centre at the Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA, he was personally involved in a research published last year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which proved that the sport does not damage growth plates in children. "For the sport to spread throughout the country we need to get rid of many misconceptions, especially that which says » Read More

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