Random thoughts and tips
Just stuff I made notes of to post. Sunday is a good day to do it.
For some reason, during a hanging set, I would generally become uncomfortable at the 12-13 minute mark. I would look at the clock to check my time and this was very consistant. If I simply waited a minute, the discomfort would disappear.
During the first set, my head would generally itch like crazy. Don’t really know why.
Always relax while hanging. If you can’t concentrate on something else while hanging and relax, you either have something wrong with your setup, or you are hanging too much weight.
Hair stubble can be a bitch under the wrap. If you feel skin irritation where the hanger is attached, this could be it. Pause a minute and trim the shaft.
Comfort. Do not discount changing attachment areas, rewrapping, or changing hanger setting when you have discomfort. You will find conditions that are very comfortable suddenly become uncomfortable for a variety of reasons. Do not be afraid to experiment and change up from time to time.
Learn to diferentiate between soreness/fatigue and skin soreness/irritaion or undue pressure in an area. If the later keeps you from achieving the former, you are not doing much good. As time goes on, and you need more stress to achieve fatigue and gains, the other problems can become more evident. You will need to take some time and adjust things to allow more stress.
Never be afraid to go down in weight because of soreness/fatigue. This is natural. Guys sometimes think dropping weight indicates that they are not getting the most out of a set. This is incorrect. When you have to drop weight, you are making progress. As Martha S. says, it is a good thing.
Skin stretch is not a definitive indicator of gains to come, but it is needed before gains will come.
Try to keep the area under the wrap from becoming damp. The dryer, the more comfort. If you apply arnica or Vit E lotion during hanging, only do it on the head and upper shaft away from the wrap area. Apply lotions after you are through hanging for the day to the rest of your penis.
Take time to experiment with different wraps, combinations, and tightness of the various wraps. You will be suprised at the difference in comfort.