Pain, gain, and duration.
Just curious how long in one session anyone hangs before they actually feel soreness, the necessity to drop weight, or the “electric” feeling discussed elsewhere, but never actually experienced by yours truly. I just finished my fifth 20 min session of the day, all of which were spaced a few hours apart. Hung with fifteen pounds various ways earlier, but tried to test out the one angle/concentration to exhaustion approach last two sets. Can’t seem to reach that point. 20 min not enough? Not really feeling any soreness and don’t believe I actually will tomorrow. One thing I have noticed is my abilty to hang heavy with a feeling of increased lig “give”. It feels like my ligs have stretched in terms of comfort while under load and I can stand erect with pelvis thrust forward and really hit that area of ligs, whereas before I would almost have to do a “Good morning” type move to gradually get to that point. No soreness in the process this time though and never felt fatigued. Considering doing more back-to-back sets just to find my failure point. Is this normal at these weights and times? Can some folks have THAT tough of ligs? I’m definately hitting shaft and ligs regardless of which angle, for I can do a shaft “pinch test” on the skin to see if the tension is actually where it should be, and not having the skin take the load. Perhaps I may be a “time” case rather than a heavy case to achieve any results? Honestly, save for another nickle plate or two, which I have done in the past just for experiment, I really can’t see increasing the load to much more than current. Gettin’ up there and I do at some point worry about the potential of some injury or non-intentional trauma. I realize everyone is diffrent and one has to use basic priciples to find there own groove on this activity, but would really appreciate some input/example of hanging experiences with relation to times and weights used to hit failure/fatigue/electric feeling so often described. Not that I would necessarily expect the same or even try to emulate what doesn’t apply to my situation specifically, but more or less an “Is this really normal or typical on the specifics, have you experienced, and how to proceed from here?” IOW, I realize if one had achieved this with 10 lbs relatively easy in a short session it’s unlikely that it would apply to me, but someone with similar experience that found failure going heavy (or light??….) at 1-2 hours, it may. Or maybe not….F, I don’t know! Compared to what I have read on the subject in terms of descriptions and personal experiences, it strikes me that this is panning out the way it is so early in the game. Either way, Today was high frequency on 5/20’s, tommorow, if all pans out well I will try to do a 2 hr session or two in pursuit of failure just to see. Any comments or speculation welcome, and I’ll report on results. Thanx, groa.