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Muscularity before LL
« on: January 10, 2021, 03:01:35 PM »

Is it actually beneficial to be muscular (esp. in the legs) when one is undergoing the surgery (Stryde femurs)?
Will one be faster on their feet or is it counterproductive bc of the surgeon has to damage more muscle and more muscle mass has to be stretched during the distraction phase?
I haven't found any clear response to this question.

Kind regards and thank you.
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Re: Muscularity before LL
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 03:06:36 PM »

It's bad.  The more tissue you have to stretch, the more difficult and painful it will be.
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Re: Muscularity before LL
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 12:36:43 PM »

It's bad.  The more tissue you have to stretch, the more difficult and painful it will be.
I heard that being active before surgery means you're more likely to regain full mobility afterwards though, and generally more activity = stronger leg muscles.
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Re: Muscularity before LL
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 01:32:52 PM »

I heard that being active before surgery means you're more likely to regain full mobility afterwards though, and generally more activity = stronger leg muscles.
Sorry but that is simply not true.

If you have normal legs before LL and everything goes well, you'll be as good as you can get after LL.
Much muscles will make anything harder while lengthening and your rom worse.

Before LL you simy need to be relatively healthy and nornal.
Nothing else is needed.
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Re: Muscularity before LL
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 09:51:31 PM »

I'm now preparing to be in the best shape possible once I do my LL coming fall.

Ofcourse this involved lots of stretching, but I'm wondering about muscularity.
As I do a fair amount of fitness I have quite muscular legs. Would it be advisable to stop squatting/training legs altogether for the coming year? Or perhaps do some fullsquats at a medium load once a week, to keep the legs from becoming too weak.

I figure it may be best to keep a bunch of muscle on until months before the procedure, so that I will be able to bounce back quicker during the recovery phase, due to muscle memory.
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Re: Muscularity before LL
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 10:44:32 PM »

I'm now preparing to be in the best shape possible once I do my LL coming fall.

Ofcourse this involved lots of stretching, but I'm wondering about muscularity.
As I do a fair amount of fitness I have quite muscular legs. Would it be advisable to stop squatting/training legs altogether for the coming year? Or perhaps do some fullsquats at a medium load once a week, to keep the legs from becoming too weak.

I figure it may be best to keep a bunch of muscle on until months before the procedure, so that I will be able to bounce back quicker during the recovery phase, due to muscle memory.
If you already have muscular legs then muscle memory is there and you'll never lose it.
Stop heavy squats and focus on stretching amd flexibility. Big muscles won't help and you already have muscle memory so after LL you'll get back muscles relatively easy if things go well.
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