(2) Strain magnitude is highly related to the amount of new bone formation at the organ level.
The larger the generated deformation in the bone matrix the larger the overall response of the bone. Larger forces lead to larger strains in bone, and, possibly, large mechanical forces should be created during exercise. However, as stated earlier, the distribution of strain magnitude can be poorly related to the specific sites of bone formation for a given bone section. Thus, bone may not be sensitive to strain magnitude but rather to a parameter that is related to strain magnitude. Furthermore, the attempt to create large forces in bone may contribute to bone, joint, or soft tissue injuries.