I did a beginner’s routine for 3 months, added a little to it for 2 months, then did hanging for 3 months. Gained during every phase. Life got less private, and hanging took too long. Not to mention the lost EQ I experienced from hanging. I went back to a manual routine the last 2 months, and have again seen gains along with a resurgence in my EQ. I did take a week off after my last hanging day to kind of decondition a little, and gains were stagnant for the first couple weeks stretching before they picked back up.