Going up in weight a little at a time. The Materials!
Especially for guys just starting hanging or getting back into hanging, there are some small but valuable weights in small increments that you can custom tailor for the skin stretch and just getting used to your hanger. Sometimes a fraction of a pound might be what you’re looking for when a full additional pound is beyond your needs at the moment.
What I have found is using ankle weights to add to a few plates from a weight set I got 15 years back but never ever used. I of course kept the weights. The solution for you may be ankle weights. I have seen these in 5 or 10 lbs per legs that use a holding wrap that you place around your ankles for physical fitness needs like basketball training.
The cool thing is that they are very low weight being around 5 to 10lbs and excellent for stealth routines. All the ones I have seen come in maybe a half-pound or one full pound slugs that fit into this canvas like wrap like bullets on a belt from some bad Rambo movie on cable late at night. They either slide in or are secured by a Velcro lined flap. You can remove the weight and put whatever amount you desire into them, for instance using only 6 lbs out of the 10 lbs capacity.
Since they are so small they should be able to easily bee hidden and not look too suspicious for friends, family, and loved ones to find out what you are doing particularly in the beginning. A little bit of innovation may allow you to hook the whole contraption right to the “S” hook at the end of the hanger. I am sure with a few minutes you could find a way to attach them if they are slightly different to completely alien then the design I am talking about.
I have included some illustrations of what these things look like for those who live abroad and may care to try this out.
“You see, I don’t want to do good things, I want to do great things.” ~Alexander Joseph Luthor
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