Am I No Longer a Newbie
I am a recent lurker turned poster. I just wanted to get some advice on my situation, because I have stuck with essentially one of three lightweight routines (not exactly newbie routine but close) up until now and it looks like I have come to a halt with my gains. Some brief background for those who don’t know:
I began PEing October ‘06, primary due to ED, and went from about 5.5 BPEL 4.25 EG to 6.75 BPEL 4.75 EG. I then quit in January ‘07, only to return in December. I recovered some minor losses quickly. My first post to Thunder’s was a “why do we do this” thing, because I needed some motivation after what I thought was a slight injury. It turns out that was a positive PI as I gained another 1/8” in length after resting.
Well in retrospect, that might have been a discrepancy with the measurement and I suspect it wasn’t anything long term, because I continue to sit at about 6.75 rock hard BPEL (slightly higher since I do the straight measurement over the upward curve), and 4.6 EG. Sometimes I swing a 6.8 but I’d like to dismiss it as cheating. My long term goal is 7.5-8 x 5.5-6, but right now what I really want is to get over that hump into the big boys’ club of 7” plus: no bullshit, no cheating. Just a solid 7.
I’ve purposely avoided even bothering to read up on more advanced techniques in fear that I will rip my dick off, but after nearly two months of no gains, I’m wondering if I’ve finally earned my “main members” badge and should start looking into new and different things. Total, I’ve done about 5 months PE, with a 10 month break in between. I’d like to stick to manual techniques but I might be open to ADS or clamping and maaaaybe hanging. I’m one of those few whose BPFSL is less than his BPEL so I’m hesitant to step up the stretching by adding weight.
Basically the options would be to either a) increase duration of routine or PE more often, or b) intensify routine with harder workouts. I feel like I’d rather go for b) because I’m a “rester.” I go to the gym fairly often and find that I am stronger with a longer than average resting period. My friends might wait a week or so before working a muscle group again, but I find even longer works better for me. I suspect I should apply this to PE too.
I might wait another week or three before changing it up, because I may still be gaining some erect base girth, as I just measured it for the first time today at 5.25” which surprised me quite a bit, and also because last night was the first time I really felt like I had some serious jelq action.. Perhaps I’ve been doing it wrong all this time. I don’t know. It’s a bit of a wild goose chase at this point for me. Any thoughts?