Exactly. There are several missing “C’s” to explain how these high-volume, high-load hangers gain. ….
Well, first point, volume of work should be load x time. So maybe you mean ‘high time, hig load hangers’.
I have to say that there aren’t som many of this kind of hangers; those who use high weigths do hang very short time and take days off. And some are gaining (look that I’m not saying that this is optimal).
Those ‘high volume hangers’ use light weights. We above agreed that the idea of viscoelastic deformation can explain their gains. Now you are saying the adverse?
By what I’ve read around, gains of hangers aren’t that different than gains of extenders’ users.
If those gains can be explained only by viscoelastic deformation or there is another mechanism going on (cellular proliferation, for example, read the LLH thread if you want to read something about), this is hard to understand.