What Does Fatigue Feel Like to You?
The title says it all. I have been searching around for a good definition of fatigue for a while as the term is used constantly when talking about hanging, but it usually amounts to something like “when you feel like you need to go down in weight.” This definition is so subjective and vacuous that I thought maybe we could contribute our own experiences with fatigue to see if we could generate a more descriptive definition, or at least see how members here are interpreting the term.
So to me fatigue is something I would relate to tissue being damaged or being put into a state of lower integrity by external forces. Like when metal supports on a bridge become “fatigued” and must be replaced before they fail. With my hanging I more closely associate this with feeling sore the next day. My ligs are always sore, constantly - I consider this fatigue.
I think maybe when people generally refer to fatigue in relationship to hanging, they are actually talking about accumulating discomfort through a stretch, “feeling” the stretch. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is what it feels like to me. So when this feeling starts to get intense with me it feels like my ligs have expanded to their maximum length, like stretching a rubber band to the point where it is completely taut and feels more like a rope than a rubber band. This feeling is uncomfortable, producing a dull ache. But I never reduce weight, I just get to my break, take a rest, and do it again. It happens sooner the next time, but I just deal with it.
What do you think, and what is fatigue to you?