What kind of gains per session do you get?
I had an interesting email from larry29 not to long ago. He had just purchased a set of rings and queried me about my progress.
Man, you made some impressive and fairly fast gains.
Would you mind running down your LOT, days hanging, number of sets, weight used, and which directions you hung in?
Your rings are the best ADS I’ve ever used. I only take them off when I run my hill sprints and at night to sleep. Very comfortable.
So I pulled my records, which are no more then calendars that I keep a running tabs of the number of sets I do and the angle of stress along with what weight I use on rings ADS. Also on these calendars I would write down my flaccid stretched length. I find flaccid stretched more consistent and accurate rather then erect measurements. My measurements aren’t time based but as I find definable gains, so they might be two weeks apart or perhaps a month apart
I found this an interesting study because I hadn’t done any data basing with my records before. Well this is what I’ve come with.
I looked at my stretched flaccid progress from Nov of last year until the present. I know that my signature hasn’t reflected any gains sense Nov because my schedule has been so compromised in terms of privacy. As I’ve counted the number of 20 min sessions between length measurements it became apparent that I had consistently gained on a per session basis. What is important here is that I did not gain on a time basis but on a session basis.
Let me explain what I mean. I counted the number of sessions between measurements and found that right around the area of 20 to 24 sessions I would gain 1/8 of an inch. Those sessions could be spread out over several weeks or in some weeks they were bunched up into short periods perhaps two weeks. In either case the number of sessions per 1/8 inch gain was the same.
IOW, if I gained 1/4” then I would find the count of sessions in the area of 40. If I gained 1/2” the count came out to 80 or so sessions.
Understand that between what ever time occured between my hanging sessions I consistently have worn my PEweights. Those periods sometimes have been 4 to 8 days in duration without a hanging session, yet my gains have still remained consistent. So guys I guess my message is: Don’t worry about how often your hanging sessions might occure, what is ultimatly important is do them whenever you can because each session should bring you closer to your goal.
This was an interesting surprise for me.
Thank you larry29 for asking me to tally this stuff.
I now ask others what they may have come up with when they run their stats against their progress.
I know this is sketchy so If you have any questions fire away and I’ll fill in the blanks.