I posted a while ago, but things have changed a bit and I could still really use some advice. Basically, at some point I need to have surgery on my ankle and that will require 6 weeks of complete immobilization (major atrophy!!!!) and then probably at least 4-6 months of only light activity. I also am being forced to gain about 15 pounds right now. It is a long story why.
My question then is this: In order to keep my body fat percentage the lowest and to keep my legs as big as possible, should I gain all my weight first, before the surgery while I can still do moderate activity (medium weights with low reps and a bit of elliptical trainer) or should I just do the surgery now and gain 15 pounds while completely immobilized? I really want my legs to be bigger. They are super thin and it is hard for me to gain weight there. I am afraid that by gaining the weight while immobilized I will become unproportioned and be unable to make my legs bigger once I recover since by then I will no longer be gaining much weight.
Any advice or comments would be so appreciated!!