Thal's theory on hanging gains
Ok first this is the only way that I am seeing my gains. So what works for one man might not work for another.
The only time I gain is when I take about a 3-4 day break. Which I know I’m not suppose to do. But here is how I have been gaining. I hang everyday for about a month straight. 4-6 sets a day. Remember no rest days. So my ligs are sore as hell by then. Then something would always come up and I couldn’t get to my hanging for a few days.( I do side work for my old boss a few days a month and work all day long come home and pass out). During these days when I couldn’t hang I would at least do 10 min stretches in the morning and night. Like some hard pull downs and BTC stretches. The lig soreness is still there every morning and night when I stretch all the way though the off days. During these rest days is when I see the gains. About .25 every time. Almost like someone waved a magic wand and my dick grew.
Theory on why I have only gained during these periods. First off the simplest and most likely answer is that I am going up in weight and that’s why I’m gaining. 12.5 Lbs which most people say is when they see real gains. If so my off days might be screwing me up, but there is no way around it when you work 16 hours a day for a week. But I have hung on a “regular” hanging routine with no gains.
But my theory is a little different, now stay with me on this one. I hang for a month straight, now the ligs are pulled stretched and DAMAGED. During the rest period my ligs begin to repair them selves. Now there is a thin layer of new repaired tissue around my ligs. When I stretch these ligs during the morning and night I am taking that repaired tissue and stretching it. Maybe causing cracks in the thin layer of repaired “skin” on the lig. Thus causing the ligs to repair in a stretch position. Like taking the “skin” and breaking it apart, over and over again though out the day.
I would suppose this is why the ADS weights might work so well for some people. Big Girtha swears by them. But the manual stretches might be the key to the whole thing.
Maybe this is a crack head idea but I have been trying to come up with answer to why I only gain during my breaks which I know I am not suppose to do. But I have gained a 1/4 each time including my last which I am just coming off of so that puts me a 8 inches long and a gain of an inch in about 5-6 months of hanging. And my gains come all at once during these off days. I measure a lot.
So tell me what you think my Thunder brothers. Maybe some who are hard gainers with hanging might want to give this a try.