Current thoughts on cementing gains?
I’m curious if there’s any thoughts on how to proceed with cementing gains?
I’m closing in on 70 hours of actual hang time since I resumed hanging, but it seems like I can’t continue like this for much longer due to time constraints and conflicting goals. I simply have to resume PE at some other point in time if I can find the time then. Being beyond the newbie stage, I simply need to put in more hours than I can right now.
Currently, I’m doing 1-3 sets every day at 8 kg which was my max weight. Mostly 1-2 sets, but usually I can hang a 30 minute set. I also do piss pulls basically all the time I’m in the toilet (which is quite a lot). And an ADS as often as I can (which is not very often, sadly).
Monty of PEWeights argued that he would recommend quitting cold turkey and simply wear an ADS since you’d want your tissues to heal in the elongated state, but not continue causing new trauma. The way he explained it made sense, so I took a leap of faith and tried it the last time, but I did lose most of my gains. I’ve never been super accurate with measuring, so it might be that I ‘shrinked’ back to a length that was slightly longer than pre-hanging anyway. But I did lose length.
Other more traditional approaches seem to be:
1. Gain beyond your goal size and expect tissues to retract and settle around your intended goal.
2. Continue doing minimum work for a while. Reduced sets, but maybe also reduced weights…?
As of now, I’m doing number 2 and maybe even hoping that I can still gain with the work I’m putting in. Just not sure how long I’d need to sustain it. I was thinking end of April from a practical viewpoint. If I am to register any gains at that point, maybe I’d find the motivation to continue a little longer.
Any thoughts on the matter? :)
PS: If anyone is curious, I have a measurable BPFSL gain of roughly 0,55 inches. BPEL has increased for sure as well, but not beyond old records, so nothing I’m super excited about. Some of it were lost gains regained.