I've recently just started some hangboard training and had some rookie questions. I started with the beginner guidelines on the rockprodigy article, seven grips 10 secs x 5 hangs per set. That was pretty easy the first week, three routines. I didn't think that it was a good idea to start adding weight/sets yet though so what I did for the second week was move down to a smaller grip for one of the reps per set for each of the grips. Now on the third week I've moved down to smaller grips for two out of the five reps.
So, is this a good strategy for someone just getting into the hangboard, or should I just start thinking about adding weight and doing all five reps on the larger grips that I started on?
Doing two reps on small grips and then back up to three reps on larger grips to complete a grip set causes me to fail on reps 2 and 5 on some grips. Is it better to keep plugging away at that or is it more important as a beginner to make sure I successfully complete the 10x5?
Last, and along the same lines, when it does come time to start adding weight/sets is it possible to achieve the same effect as adding weight onto a (relatively) large grip by just dropping down onto a smaller grip of the same type without adding the weight, assuming that you are having to give near 100% in either circumstance to complete the target reps/sets or is the adding of weight necessary?