Does Following 'Normal Routine' Hinder Hanging Gains?
Hey all, with my hanger on the way here, I’ve been wondering this question, since it’ll decide what I do up until I start hanging (likely at least another month from now).
I’ve been following the Newbie Routine for roughly the last year (quoted from another thread of mine in the hangers forum):
January  - Full month of PE (Newbie Routine)
February  - Full month of PE (Newbie Routine)
March  - Full month of PE (Newbie Routine)
April  - Half month of PE (Newbie Routine)
May  - 2/3 month of PE (Newbie Routine)
June  - 2x 30 second ‘upward’ stretches most every time ‘I took a leak’
July  - 2x 30 second ‘upward’ stretches most every time I ‘took a leak’
August  - no PE
September  - Full month of PE (Newbie Routine)
October  - 1/3 month of PE (Newbie Routine)
November  - Full month of PE (Modified Newbie Routine)
December  - 1/2 month of PE (Modified Newbie Routine)
January  - 4x 60 second stretches most every time ‘I took a leak’ (2x ‘upward’, 2x ‘downward’)
- After the first 6 weeks, ~1:30-2:00 hours jelqing
- After the first 6 weeks, ~30-45 minutes stretching (rotating clockwise, 2x ‘upward’ and 2x ‘downward’)
Modified Newbie Routine:
- DLD Blasters Routine
- 15 minutes stretching (rotating clockwise, 2x ‘upward’ and 2x ‘downward’)
- 40 minutes jelqing
As you can see it seems kind of sporadic almost, though I really would’ve rather not had it this way. Scheduling conflicts, etc. led to the unfortunate sporadicalness.
My question is basically, should I start doing my Modified Newbie Routine again until I start hanging? The reason why I haven’t as of late is because I keep thinking that by not being on a PE routine, when I get into hanging it’ll be like I just started PE all over again, as the unit will be shocked (especially because hanging is naturally already more ‘intense’ than the more-normal stretches it may remember me doing); hence, producing newbie-like gains (as if I just started PE).
I was just reading an old thread by Bib that got me thinking this question - whether or not it really matters what kind of routine we were on before starting hanging? The thread I was reading I believe was called “Bib Hanger Feedback” (or something along those lines). I think the thing in the thread that got me thinking about my question was that a lot of people that had only been hanging for a month, had already gained 1/4”. Now, to me, that’s like a “newbie gain”. Now these people I’m sure were on routines before they started hanging (and I believe at least a few of them even stated so in the thread), so it’d almost be as if hanging forced newbie-like gains despite the fact that their unit may have been a little accustomed to being “hit”.
So, will going back on the Modified Newbie Routine [that I mentioned above] until I start hanging hinder “explosive” gains? Or does it not matter as hanging will always produce newbie-like gains no matter how ‘accustomed’ your unit is to PE’ing?
Any help on this subject would be GREATLY appreciated (really).
So what do you think?
No dedication + No self-discipline = No Gains. This goes for working out as well. It's elementary math kids.
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