Got my first lig pop- hanging 2.5 lbs!
Hanging all day as a PE newbie has turned out to be great. As always, I started hanging at around 9 AM with 10 lbs. straight out for only 2 sets- I could not handle more. Went to 7.5 for 1 set straight out- I could not handle more. Hung the rest of the day with 5 lbs BTC until around 4 PM when I was too fatigued to do more. I just went down to 2.5 for my first set and 15 minutes into the set I got my first lig pop!
Let my experiences be a lesson for everyone hanging (especially newbies)- you DO NOT need high weights to make progress. Get fatigued and drop down right away to see if you still feel it at the lower weight. If you do, stay at that weight until fatigued and drop down again, etc. My theory is that less weight for a long time is better. Granted, most of you cannot hang all day like I do- but the point is not to go up until you absolutely have to. I personally do not want a lot of weight hanging off my dick until it is necessary for further growth. I think 3 sets of 20 min BTC at a given weight is a good indicator.
Tomorrow I will start with 7.5 lbs. and ditch the 10 for a while, as it is too much for right now- but being new I wanted to push it and get up there with the vets. Now I know that was a ‘classic’ newbie mistake and I have to check my ego at the door. From now on I will ‘listen’ to my dick instead of trying to reach higher weights quickly. IMHO there is absolutely no reason to go up if you are still feeling the ligs pull.
Does this make sense to you guys or am I off base. Thanks for any input :)
"...its' natural environment is in the hole, so why don't you send him home. His bags are packed, he's got his airplane tickets- bring him to the airport...send him home."
From: 'Happy Gilmore'