supplementing hanging with a traction device
if anyone has experience in this area and can lend advice, it’d be appreciated.
I used a traction device for over 7 months and a strong 3/4 inch gain, I took a six month break and started hanging with light weights. I’ve been hanging 4 1/2 months and worked up to 6lbs. I gained maybe 1/4 inch. Keep in mind, the first 6 weeks I didn’t even hang in excess of 3lbs.
Although i’d like to hang an hour a day, this is not always possible am considering using a traction device on weekdays where I do not have the opportunity to sit still for an hour and lose a couple of days a week.
Here are a few questions.
I started feeling fatigue in the ligs at about the 3lb mark. I still feel fatigue in the ligs, but the fatigue stopped at five lbs—i hung five lbs for the last couple month s and I just recently increased ro 6lbs and fatigue returned. I am hanging straight down. Should I point the traction device straight down?
I never felt fatigue ever with the traction device. Not once. It was always pointed straight out. Never down at all. I believe that the bulk of the straight out stress was on the tunica, but I am not sure. Are ligs stressed at all straight out?
Should I keep stressing ligs all the time? I was considering doing the standard downward hanging for an hour and adding using the traction device at a straight up angle and hit the tunica. making a 50-50 mix of ligs and tunica work. Anyone ever down this.
On a side note, the average amount of time I’d use the traction device was 45 minutes to an hour a day. Maybe ninety minutes somedays. Rarely 2 hours and never more than that. Maybe I would have gained more at four hours a day, but I never had four hours a day to wear the thing and I’d like to add that long sessions may not even necessarily be a good thing.