Shorter Sets and Longer Breaks
Hanging can be a real drag, being tied down to a chair for hours a day. It takes a toll on the body too, pulling on the posture while spending that much time sitting. So currently I’m getting my hang on with shorter sets and more time between them.
As long as it’s at least 1 set per hour, and at least 1/4 the total session time spent in the hanger, the cumulative effect of consecutive sets seems to keep working. I use a lot of IR heat, and this may play a role in maintaining that cumulative effect.
I find this a lot easier to maintain throughout the day. For guys who have a private work from computer situation, a single 20 minute set on the hour every hour over a 8 or 9 hour work day is the equivalent of hanging about 3 hours per day. That’s 15 hours a week right there even without weekends.
Part of the benefit of hanging is the length of the session. So much focus is on the total time spent in the hanger, but the length of the session matters too. Bib did 9 hour sessions, plus a 1-2 hour session in the evenings, 5 days a week, and then a 1-2 hour session on the weekends. His total session time per week was about 56 hours, and he spent 2/3 of that in the hanger, so 37 hours in the hanger per week. That’s about the highest any sane person will ever get. I will never be able to approach his total time in the hanger, but I could fairly easily get my total session time per week up to 45 or 50 hours.
It doesn’t take much to refresh the stretch on the target tissues once they are all stretched out after a few good sets. It may be easier to hang all day than I originally thought.
Before 5.5" x 4.1" volume 7.3 ci ////// After 7.1" x 4.8" volume 13.0 ci