How many hours for 1"?
The following data isn’t to be taken too seriously as it was just the result of me playing with some numbers, but since so many people want to know how long it takes to get results I thought I’d try to reduce the data to the most simple common denominator. There’s obviously going to be lots of variability between individuals but it’s a start.
I’ve been wasting plenty of hours crunching the data from various site and referenced studies from jes, andromedical, penimaster and about half a dozen others regarding how many hours at how many grams traction it took for gains.
Although the amount of traction and the amount of time are both variables that affect the rate of gain, within the traction device range (around 600g - 1500g usually) it seems that as a rule of thumb, you can trade off one against the other. I played around the number quite a bit, and came to the following conclusion:
It takes about 2600 “pound hours” traction for 1 inch of growth on average.
Similarly, if you double the traction to 2lb then you can half the time to 1300 hours. It’s a bit of a fluff calculation since they ramp up the traction rates differently in each study referenced, but the growth did seem to be fairly linear overall.
It might be interesting to read the humongous Bib thread once more to try to determine how many “pound hours” he hung per day to see if it is comparable, since he was using very high weight and also a relatively high number of hours per day (in hanging terms at least).