>I would be interested to know how they do so, without numbness?<
For me it was probably just having a well conditioned dick from hanging over 30 pounds previously at BTC.
>Maybe I was over-ambitious with the weight used (10lbs to start, until fatigue began. At which point I would lower the weight accordingly)? <
Probably. Well, since conditioning and experience clearly plays a role in how much or if any numbness is experienced when using a fulcrum, the answer *drumroll* will vary from person to person. You can assume that numbness is more likely to occur when using a fulcrum than when using the same weight without one, but this might not be the case, for instance you might have blood circulation ‘in reserve’ but you didn’t know because fatigue prevented you from using higher weight. The safest way would be to use say, half the weight and build up gradually again, but I feel that this will not be necessary in all cases. So experimenting while keeping a close check on the head is best, maybe starting a few pounds less that you could use with the fulcrum. If there is a problem, stop the set immediately and take a pound or two off, if it is fine add a pound and keep a close check again.
But then I only have the experience of 1 dick to go by and that one could handle the fulcrum work with no numbness problems.
>I think the fulcrums had a role. Because, pretty much, everything I do now, I did then. The only exception is the fulcrums. Bib said fulcrums were problematic because there ‘simply was no good area to place the stress’, to paraphrase him. Which leads me to wonder how some are able to include them into their routines without problems? <
I guess because people are different in terms of conditioning and experience.
>hmmmm… To be honest, rarely am I completely ‘square’ in the Hanger. But I can feel the CC’s that are above the Hanger, so I manually twist myself to completely straight. So, right after I applied the Hanger, the twisting was no different than usual. But I will say that after A-fulcrums, I was rotated to the right. After a set of V’s, I ended the set in the same position that I started. <
Does this mean you experienced twisting within the hanger when using a fulcrum under the shaft but not when using a fulcrum over the shaft or no fulcrum?
>What are the safest points to add a fulcrum? <
Depending on the FSL and comfort problems of using a thin bar there might not be a lot of choice. I always put mine close to the base so that the hanging angle would be higher. I would assume that the closer to the base the more circulation problems are likely to be experienced, because the shaft and therefore the blood vessels will be ‘bent’ more, but I don’t really know for sure.
>Would a starter be best for fulcrum hanging?<
Yeah I think so, because you have more freedom of where to put the bar.