Bone smash theory is the theory that damaging bones increases bone mass over time.
For example, one can moderately strike parts of their bones with blunt objects/weapons like a hammer or etc. to microfracture the bone tissue and stimulate it in a way that it's expected it will heal itself and actually grow or expand with calcification. My question is, is this how the process really works?
Like, will damaging a bone/bones -- letting them heal -- and then continuing the process over and over again make bone mass increase at the target point of impact/fracturing? Some people apparently do this to increase bone mass at certain points of the body (or hope to at least from doing such).
Think like a purposeful micro-injury done over time. Would we expect bones to adapt by becoming bigger and/or stronger? "Bigger" meaning more bone mass -- "stronger" meaning less damage from doing this over and over again since it is trying to repair itself from further damage next time.
EDIT: Also, what if we assume one is intaking HGH or other drugs/supplements that can aid the body in its osteogenesis/bone growth process? We can "tell" the body to deposit more calicum and/or implement heightened supraphysiological doses on certain minerals, etc. to aid this repair process. Not to mention there are devices like these to add to the table of theoretical assistance methods.