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Megaman(blueboy)

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Muscle mass in legs
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:08:49 PM »

I heard having muscley legs makes the lengthening hurt more but im thinking it wont be that bad and that the muscle will possibly make the lengthening  'safer' since i have more meat to strech. What do you guys think?
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Re: Muscle mass in legs
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 02:45:09 AM »

if you think about it, the thicker your soft tissues ( muscles) the more that needs to be cut in order to gettothe bone.

you wont  have "more meat" to stretch in the sense that you have more cells as it us just the muscle cells that are hypertrophied (bigger) however its proven that the stretching force of distraction will cause your body to make more muscle cells
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Re: Muscle mass in legs
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 02:47:27 AM »

although it will hurt more,

having stronger muscles will be make recovery much easier. even though you will lose size the muscle will atrophy less than an untrained person.
inaddition it wil make it easier to begin weightbearing and walking 
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Re: Muscle mass in legs
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 04:35:24 AM »

although it will hurt more,

having stronger muscles will be make recovery much easier. even though you will lose size the muscle will atrophy less than an untrained person.
inaddition it wil make it easier to begin weightbearing and walking

This aligns with what I saw in Beijing.  The guys with thick legs did seem to have better mobility, especially towards the end.  One stocky guy was walking very shortly after frame removal / internal nail fixation, and doing it with just crutches; so early the doctors were worried and told him not to do it.  I, with my skinny legs, could barely balance with a walker at that point.
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Re: Muscle mass in legs
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 03:11:52 PM »

Thanks for the reply guys.
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