To all the hangers in the house .
Hey guys—first post. First, I want to say thanks to Thunder and all the others who made this site happen. I, for one, really appreciate it.
I read through many of the posts and have started a hanging routine. I’ve been at it since April and have made some gains. I do have two questions, though, and would appreciate any feed back.
1) Is it safe—not to mention effective—to hang every day? I’ve read many conflicting posts on this. Some guys go two days on, one day off; others one day on, three days off; one guy only takes a couple days off per month. As with many aspects of PE I’m sure part of the answer rests with the individual hanger and how his body responds. But still, there has to be a general area in which some basic guidelines apply to all. For instance, in weight lifting it is not a good idea to work the same muscle group on consecutive days because the muscles need time to repair and rebuild; this applies to all weight lifters. Can a similar statement be made about hanging? I’m interested in both A) the safety aspect—I don’t want to cause any damage—and also B) the effectiveness aspect—that is, what for some of you have been the days on/days off ratio that have yielded the best gains?
2) What’s up with “turtling”?? Funny name, accurate description. Recently, I went from hanging 10lbs to 15lbs, and while the first couple of days after that I was hanging loose at about 5/6 inches, just the past couple days my loose dick has been retracting—turtling—to about 3 inches loose. Not only does it feel uncomfortable but it’s not exactly the look I’m going for … Seriously, what’s going on??
I’d really appreciate any responses, especially from some of the veterans who’ve dealt with these issues. Thanks!