Mass Vs Weight (Mass:Weight Ratio) Does Mass & it's Density Affect Hanging Gains?
This thread started as a post in the following thread: Hang time vs Weight thread
(This occurred to me in a kind of epiphanic ‘eureka’ moment (if it’s already been discussed my apologies and please post the link))
Something else to consider might be the Mass to Weight ratio (Mass:Weight)…
…you have to remember that Bib hung for a long time before he got to 20 pounds.
It may also may mean that if we hang heavy too quickly we may increase the density of the tissue, thereby slowing the gains achievable through hanging (or at least making further gains more difficult in terms of having to hang heavier and heavier weights to obtain the desired effect (i.e. length gains))…although this is pure speculation.
We already know from experience that adding length should be attempted before adding girth because the added mass achieved through girth exercises can inhibit length gains.
There has to be a maximum to what is possible to gain in length vs time, From what I have read this seems to be 1-2 mm a week…if we assume that the average maximum gains pr week is around 1-2 mm, Then IMO you should use the lowest weight possible to achieve this gain.
If you can achieve the maximum possible gains with 1 kilo then why use 10 kilos?
From June 25 2004 to July 25 2004, I hung a total of 64 sets for a total time 1248 minutes with 6.75 pounds. I was hanging a combination of SO and SO with a fulcrum.
In those 30 days, I gained 0.18”
My experience with low weight of around 1.5kg (3-4lb) is that it takes about 70 to 100 hrs to produce a 0.1” BPEL gain. Most of the time I have been using a stretcher and am assuming that the weight/force produces a similar result whether applied by a hanger or a stretcher.
Previously known as Mr. Fantastic
Last edited by Mr. Fantastic : 12-29-2005 at .