Am I doing it right?
Hi. Newbie here.
Started a bit over a month ago with the newbie routine, been adding a few more jelqs and making stretches longer lately. No gains so far (well, maybe 0.1” in length, but it could just as well be a measurement error).
As the title says, I’d like to know if I’m doing this routine right, if I’m performing all exercises correctly. I’m doing 1 ON, 1 OFF for now, 300 jelqs (1-2 seconds each), 5-10 stretches (1 minute each).
For the jelqs, I usually go for 1-2 seconds per stroke because I feel like I can’t do it any slower (the shaft is just too short, and I didn’t feel like I got a better pump when doing them longer). I usually do them in “sets” of 10-20, depending on how fast I get erect and need to wait for it to subside. Most of the jelqs are done with a standard ok grip, some with an overhand ok grip or between two fingers.
During jelqing, the skin covering the glans gets red, and at the end of the session the veins are more prominent than before. Flaccid size is bigger, usually lasts the whole day, next day a bit too. Only once I got a few red spots on my shaft. EQ hasn’t really been affected, it’s already rock hard and I get erections easily.
Regarding stretching, I’m a bit unsure about what I’m doing. First, I don’t stretch when fully erect, but other than that, I don’t really take into account the erection level when stretching. I try to keep my foreskin pulled back while stretching, though it may happen during a stretch that it rolls back up. I make the grip a bit below the glans and pull, sometimes I use both hands.
I haven’t really seen any effect from stretching, other than sore ligaments/skin sometimes. I think I’m doing it wrong, I think I’m mostly stretching my skin and ligaments rather than my shaft, but I can’t figure out how to fix this. Even when flaccid, I can’t say I really feel a significant stretch in my penis. I tried using some toilet paper to make the grip less slippery, but it doesn’t really help.
If anyone knowing how to do these exercises correctly can give me any tips on what to change and what signs to look for to know I’m doing it right, I’d very much appreciate it.
P.S.: I know about the thread with the PI’s, I’m just wondering if there are any indicators during the workout to tell if the intensity and amount of exercises is appropriate.