>All of this talk reverts me back to my own thinking, how could more weight cause you to gain less?
Too much stimulus for strengthening without getting the best stretch in the process. What we want is a long duration stretch of moderate intensity. The more time spent hanging, the better, in general. But, most can’t sit around hanging all day. Hangers should allocate as much time as possible, and then adjust the weight accordingly.
Consider the factors at hand:
The amount of tissue supporting the load
Hanging heavy weight for short time is a big mistake. So is deliberately trying to increase the weight beyond what is required. Instead, try to get the best stretch from using the least weight necessary.
Manipulate the other variables as best you can before increasing weight. Stay on the ball. Don’t take rest days. If you take time off to allow everything to heal and strengthen, you’ll require more weight to get back to the fatigue level you had previously built up. IMO, days off from hanging are counterproductive. Eventually, you must take a break, but a month or two straight is a good way to keep the stress on.