Why start with the newbie routine
Over on Bibs site I happened to mention starting with the newbie routine.
Bib made some points to me as regards why start with the newbie routine? When he started no such thing was used and equally he’d seen many injuries due to manual methods, perhaps more than caused by hanging.
It did get me thinking, why is the perceived wisdom to start using the newbie routine? And why do people believe manual stretching is safer or should come before hanging?
Consider, when manual stretching, how much force are you applying with the pull? How do you maintain consistency in the force during “sets”? In addition, if the logic is to add length before girth, why Jelq and add girth before you have stretched the ligaments to gain length?
If the issue is conditioning, then as long as hanging is done correctly, that can achieve that goal and perhaps in a more accurate manner.
However, it is fair to say hanging needs a greater investment of time and knowledge than manual methods.
I’m still going to stick to the newbie routine for two-three months. However, I do think I may turn to hanging sooner than I thought. I don;t now think manual methods should be maximised before looking to hang or clamp, the issue is to do any and all methods in a sensible way.
Has anyone any thoughts on these issues?