PIs and hanging
It has recently come to my attention that there is some controversy of PIs and hanging. This is something I should have already addressed, but I didn’t realize it was causing a problem.
This is a recent post of mine that addresses the issue; Back in condition: The high weight/fatigue struggle
I’m coming in late here, but I’d like to comment. As the author of the PI approach, I must say that I often state that in hanging, I like Monty’s approach. I really don’t know how much PI approach directly applies to hanging.
I’m not a hanging expert, but it seems to me that the PI approach may not really translate over to hanging all that well. It seems to me that hanging is directly addressing connective tissue, all by itself. If thats the case, the PI approach may not apply. I think the PI approach really is addressing smooth muscle reaction during PE and its effect on gains.
It strike me that if you hang, to stretch or effect the connective tissue, then use ADS to control contraction due to smooth muscle insult, you will be using a completely different set of guidelines.
If that is correct, it probably IS counter productive to take any time off, that constant ADS between heavier stress is probably more effective than time off where smooth muscle could contract and hold the micro tears in a contracted state, allowing gains to be lost and even become shorter than before.
The only way I see time off being productive is if you hold it in an extended state with ADS until healing is done, then time off as a decon to reset on a cellular level.
I hope this is helpful and I am happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability.