Anyone else hanging well over 10 pounds?
I have always taken weight increases slowly. I started with 2.5 pounds, and added 2.5 lbs every 120 sets. I’ve been hanging about 2 years, and gained just over a half inch. About a month ago I moved up to 15 lbs, and I noticed that I got accustomed to this weight much more quickly than usual. This makes sense to me logically, because each 2.5 lb increase is a smaller percentage increase (e.g. 2.5 to 5 is 100% increase, yet 10 to 12.5 was only a 25% increase). So after 20 sets I felt ready to move up to 17.5 from 15, and I did, the first time I’ve done so without waiting the full 120 sets.
I’m listening to my body, and it feels like it was the right thing to do. That said, a lot of men on here seem to prefer to keep weights very low. I never hang more than one twenty minute set per day, so the weight isn’t very intense. My eq is as strong as ever, and I now have that familiar “good feeling” soreness back. I plan to start going by feel from now on, though I don’t regret taking things so slowly until now, because my penis has gotten conditioned very well by my old way of increasing. I know objectively that nearing 20 pounds seems like a lot to hang off a penis, yet I also know objectively that to a layman on the street, hanging just about any amount of weight from the penis probably sounds like a ton.
I’m just curious if any of you fellas are also getting into weights near 20 lbs or more, and how you’ve been gaining.