wadzilla's hanging resumé
I plan to begin hanging in earnest on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003. In the meantime, I’ve been experimenting with my hanger, trying to get it right. Applying the wrap & properly adjusting the wingnuts are a little tougher than one might imagine.
In my first test run, I hung 5 lbs x 2 sets of 6 minutes
In my 2nd test run, I hung 5 lbs x 2 sets of 8 minutes
Tonight, I hung 6.25 lbs (5 lb plate + 1.25 plate) for 10 minutes….fidgeted with the hanger for awhile, then hung for another 2 sets of 11 minutes (32 total minutes with 6.25 lbs).
I finally got the feel just right (wraps & bolt settings). My earliest attempts hurt like hell, but I figured out what I was doing wrong.
One more test run will be 6 lbs (2 3-lb plates), trying to hit at least 1 20-minute set. 5 lbs just didn’t feel heavy enough, but I thought that 6.25 might have been a hair much….so I’m going to stick with an even 6 lbs - and stay with it until I can do at least 2 sets of 20 minutes, then I’ll attempt a 3rd set with 6.25 lbs. When I can do at least 50 minutes there, I’ll move up to 7.5 lbs.
Eventually, I would like to get to at least 15 hours per week.
I’m going to post my measurements on Monday.