This is a very interesting thread.
My routine centered around the use of PEweights on a relatively consistent use throughout the day. I was able to wear my rings for up to 15hrs on many occasions but mostly 8 to 12hrs. I was limited to 1.5hrs of heavy hanging time each day which consisted of 10 to 15lbs of SO and SU work. Incorporated with the heavy hanging sessions, of which I could get in 3X20 minute sets usually, I would apply fulcrums from 3 angles. These fulcrums applied in addition to 10 to 15lbs of static stress I think contributed to my gains.
So now we have to look at the principle here. Is the ADS responsible for the gains after the bust up of the tissues from hanging or is the heavy hanging responsible for gain and ADS just helps in keeping them.
I don’t think we can really separate the two. It really is a package deal that seems to work, at least for me.
I would be interested in Buby running the numbers for my routine, pound per minute wise.
IMO: The ADS all by itself would do very little. I like the comparison to ear rings that eventually pull the lobes down but there is no structure to an ear lobe. When I think back on wearing 2lbs of rings constantly I really don’t believe that anything in and of itself was accomplished. Without the addition of heavier weights I don’t think much would have happened. It would be interesting to see if anyone would be willing to utilize 2lbs or thereabouts for a significant length of time to see if they would achieve gains but knowing human nature I think they would be drawn to upgrade to something heavier at some point.
I think most of us would like to just reach our length goals and be done with it. Long duration routines are not very appealing especially when gains are very imperceptible.
it is easy, just multiply the number of pounds you hang for the number of minutes you kept them on and you will come up with your daily PPM.
I.E. 2 pounds for 8 hours (480 minutes) equals 2 x 480 = 960 PPM