EQ and Fatigue
So, I understand that EQ is probably the single most important PI and that declining EQ is a very good indicator of overtraining. And, with any exercise other than hanging, I always use EQ as guide. I also understand that hanging is supposed to produce fatigue. The problem I have is that the time and weight I need to hang to fatigue always kills my EQ. I can’t seem to hang to the point of fatigue (or even close to it) without killing my EQ.
I tried hanging for nearly 6 months last year using EQ as my guide and never achieving fatigue and only gained about 1/8” during that time. So, this time I’ve tried starting with low time and weight and building up gradually to only start getting fatigue after months of hanging. I’m now hanging about 7.5 lbs for 10 hours per week (5 days on, 2 days off; 6 20 minute sessions with 10 minute breaks between each and extensive heating). I’m getting good fatigue and my BPSFL has increased by almost 1/4”, but my EQ is such crap that I can’t even get a good EL measurement (my EQ is back to 90%+ after the 2 days off, but I haven’t taken more than that off).
I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on this. Should I trust my EQ and conclude that I’m overworking or should I trust fatigue and BPFSL and assume that I’m now on the right track?
Starting (May 2010): BPEL:6" EG: 4 7/8". Current (April 2011): BPEL: 6 3/4" EG: 5 1/4".
Short Term Goal: BPEL: 7" EG: 5.25" Long Term Goal: When my wife makes me stop or 8"x6" (whichever comes first)