Go do that.
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The real experts, the guys in these forums, are telling you that is BS. If you go to some hack PE guru they will cheerfully tell you what ever you want to hear, as long as you keep paying them. Wrong. It is certainly possible to gain an inch by Christmas. Guys gain that much and even more in the time frame mentioned. But plenty of guys do everything right and don’t gain that much in a year. Yes. Given that you had gained and then lost an inch you probably will gain it back and quite likely a bit more as well. But it isn’t guaranteed. Anyone that claims to be able to guarantee you 2”s by Christmas is selling you something.
If you are going to pump, do so at low pressure.Vacuum Pumping 101
The Wench is a good hanger. Homemade Hanger Models and Instructions It is comfortable and doubles as an extender. It slips a bit at heavy weights but plenty of guys go their entire hanging career without ever going that heavy.
Thanks for the excellent advice !