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Question: Does weight increase leg strength?
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|The Donkey - Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:21 pm||
This is a general question I have about weight. I have noticed that heavier people have more defined calf muscles. Is this true? If so, is it because they carry more weight and their legs receive more strength training?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:08 pm||
Hi The Donkey,
I don't know that this question has ever been studies to find out for sure. It does seem plausible that carrying more weight while walking would lead to stronger leg muscles; however, in general, obesity is associated with less strength and fitness.
The definition you are seeing may be due to increased muscle bulk or more underlying lipid tissue.
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