Touching toes/changing angles while hanging. Shorter time same workout?
I got my wraps and hanger right (thanks base and Bib) and was able to handle 11lb on my 3rd set without failure even though I am only starting out. I was hanging straight down and bent down to pick something up and could feel many different stretching sensations on the way down due to the differing angles. I then started to touch my toes and rise up slowly and felt it was really working everything well. I then rested face down on the bed with my stomach at the edge and weight hanging down. My body was at about 30degrees with my feet on the ground, I could get the same angle of hang doing this as I could simply bending over but it felt totally different on the bed than bending down. Any idea why?
What I wonder is if you are touching toes you are getting more of a workout and could you handle more weight due to the fact that the different parts being stretched are not getting fully worked at once. i.e. if you can only handle 15lb for 15minutes before failure hanging straight down then you should be able to go longer (maybe 20mins) if you are touching toes since it is not 20mins total on just those particular ligs. If this is the case you could be more time efficient and still get the same workout as if you used lower weights for the same 20min sets. i.e. 2x20mins sets of 15lb may give the same strains/effect as 3x20mins sets of 10lb.