Does starting heavy reduce options?
I have a question here that’s probably for Bib (seems every question is), but could easily answered by anybody else with experience. I got the bib starter about five months ago, have had fairly good results so far. I was so surprised at my comfort that I very QUICKLY moved to 15lbs. hanging (thereafter it would always surprise me when I would read other posts where guys were still hanging half that after a few months). But 15lbs. really was my max, and still is. I now do three 20-min. sessions at 15lbs, which is all I can handle. Though I did have good, quick results in the first two months, I’ve had no growth in the last two and a half months, as far as I can tell.
I thought I was doing the right thing by going to the heaviest I could manage, but now I’ve read some other stuff that makes me wonder if I’ve encouraged the ligaments to respond only to the heaviest weight (perhaps thickening them?) so that the only way I’ll get more gains is to go into a scary amount of weight that I feel is dangerous to skin/outer tissue in terms of bruising (but perhaps my fears are groundless… I don’t know). Should I have started and stayed at lower weight for awhile? And what would happen if I now went down in weight (say, to 10lbs.) but hung LONGER or for more sessions? Would that help?
thanks for the feedback,