Hanger questions... Please Help!
Recently give up on the Grip. Used it for years with many problems so it’s now history. Made my own homebrew Bib hanger a few months back but never really gave it the time or test this type of hanging device deserves.
So, with a new additude and this hanger I want to start hanging for results.
I’m kinda ashamed to say it but I’ve been a member of Thunder’s for about a year or so and read many many threads on the Bib hanger and the great gains you guys are seeing from it’s reliable use. Now I’m wanting to get serious about getting gains.
1st things 1st, when I used the grip @ 7.5 lbs for 20 min sets, I would feel a burn at the base. I figured that was always telling me I was getting a good stretch from that set. Now, when I hang with the Homebrew Bib here’s what I feel.
Head pressure… which I’m currently working on to avoid. Just read some more threads on that topic so I’ve got a little better understanding of how to control it.
Stretch in the shaft… I feel the stretch with no slippage to mention so that’s a good thing. When applying the weight (5 lbs for now) the good part is my whole member moves outward with the hanger. I thinks that’s good… correct?
Lig pull… I don’t really feel what you would call a lig stretch while hanging, and would appreciate someone explaining where I should feel it… at the base? although it’s still very early and not sure what to feel. While hanging SO, I feel more tunica stretch, while hanging lying down, feel a stretch at the top of the base which may be skin stretching or perhaps the fundiform lig stretching, but not sure.
Fatigue… I’m only hanging 5 lbs at current and I think that’s the max for now but should I try to increase the weight later or stay with what’s comfortable for now? I’ve read threads where guys hang 3, 4, 5 sets starting with their max weight and working down as fatigue sets in…correct?
When I used the Grip, I’d just use the same max weight (actually whatever the Grip would allow me to hang) day after day after day which I know is the wrong way to gains. I also use an ADS as much as possible throughout the day to heal the the extended state. Hey, at least I know I got that part right anyway.
Thanks for any help on the questions.