Friday, December 10, 2010

How to increase the size of your feet and hands with LSJL

If you have trouble understanding the video here are some pictures of finger and toe loading.  Although I don't recommend using clothes hangers as they don't generate a whole lot of pressure. Use your hands and pinch as HARD as possible(you can't pinch hard enough to cause damage).  Also in the pictures here I'm pinching the joints between left and right.  Now I recommend pinching between top and bottom.

If you have doubts in LSJL and don't understand the science then just focusing on increasing the finger length of one finger.  Pinch each synovial joint for one minute as hard as possible.  Measure the finger after two weeks and see if it's longer.  Take before and after pics.

Here's some information about how the other bones of the hands and feet undergo(the ones that are not toes and fingers) endochondral ossification and may provide insight into how to induce height growth in other bones:

Mechanobiology and joint conformity regulate endochondral ossification of sesamoids.

"Sesamoid bones form by the endochondral ossification of sesamoid cartilages. This ossification process is thought to be similar to that responsible for the formation of secondary ossific nuclei in long-bone epiphyses. Sesamoids ossify much later in development than do epiphyses, however, and bone formation within sesamoids often begins by way of multiple ossific nuclei. Endochondral growth and ossification in the formation of secondary ossific nuclei have previously been correlated with distributions of the octahedral shear and hydrostatic stresses generated in vivo within cartilage anlagen[Thus why inducing hydrostatic stresses by means such as LSJL may be able to induce the formation ossific nuclei). In this study, we used two-dimensional finite element analysis to predict the distributions of octahedral shear and hydrostatic stresses in an idealized model of a sesamoid cartilage subjected to in vivo loading. We examined the influence of sesamoid joint conformity. The distribution of an osteogenic stimulus was calculated with an approach similar to that used to predict epiphyseal ossification. The results suggest that, compared with conforming joints, nonconformity between the sesamoid cartilage and its articulating surface, which arises during early development, produces higher contact pressures within the sesamoid and leads to a thicker articular cartilage layer. For a nonconforming joint surface, the results suggest that ossification is favored anywhere within a broad internal region of the sesamoid, whereas a layer at the articular surface will remain cartilaginous. These findings highlight the subtle differences between ossification processes in epiphyses and sesamoids, indicating that the mechanical stress environment in sesamoids produces a diffuse stimulus leading to the onset of ossification[the mechanical stress environment affects the size and shape of bones] and that the degree of joint nonconformity may influence the thickness of the articular cartilage layer."

"Sesamoid bones, such as the patella, are commonly found within tendons in regions that wrap around bone prominences. Most sesamoid bones form by the endochondral ossification of sesamoid cartilage derived from fetal or embryonic condensations of precartilage[this may make it harder for these bones to grow as they good access to bone marrow, could still grow by type I collagen stretching]. Most sesamoids in humans undergo endochondral ossification between the ages of 3 and 12 years. In contrast to the onset of ossification in the chondroepiphysis, where one or two distinct secondary ossific nuclei appear, the commencement of ossification in sesamoids is often characterized by multiple ossific nuclei that rapidly coalesce[so growth plates have the ability to team up with each other]"

"Before the onset of ossification, the sesamoid exists as a nodule of hyaline cartilage. As development progresses, the sesamoid cartilage begins to ossify by way of one or more nuclei. The initial ossific nuclei are generally located in the interior of the sesamoid cartilage at some distance from the articular surface. However, the precise location of these nuclei in the sesamoid interior seems to be arbitrary[thus they may be based on mechanical stresses]. The ossific nuclei rapidly coalesce into a single ossification center that then spreads outward while preserving a layer of hyaline cartilage at the articular surface. As ossification proceeds, the fibers of the tendon that are adjacent to the bone prominence appear to atrophy, particularly near the regions where the tendon attaches to the sesamoid."<-The original LSJL studies involved loading the joint and didn't directly target the epiphysis.  Maybe the joints serve as a communication center that affects all height growth.  After all the ossification does have to preserve the hyaline cartilage(although that preservation could be due to hydrostatic pressure).


  1. Would this work on the knuckles?

    A protruding knuckle makes a great weapon in a barefist fight, putting all the force in that small area

  2. Please show how to broaden shoulders with lsjl.

    I will make great donation

  3. The knuckle is just the end of the long bone in the palm(the metacarals) so yes it would work on knuckles.

  4. Increasing height has its obvious advantages I don't see the benefit of having longer toes.

    Is this just to prove that it can be done or is there some athletic advantage to having longer toes?

  5. thanks, what location would be pressed when performing lsjl on the clavicle, im not sure myself