Am I overtraining?
Let me first start out by saying that I have been PEing on and off now for about four years, and some of the routines/exercises that I incorporate into my routine should not be attempted by anyone without a good year of consistent PE experience.
To get to my main question, I measure my girth almost daily, and what I notice is that before my workout my girth is right at 5.5”. After my workout it is typically 5.75”. But here’s where I’m running into difficulties, the next day after my routine my girth is almost always 1/16 to 1/8” smaller than my benchmark of 5.5, it takes 1-2 days off to get back to 5.5”. Does this mean I am overtraining? My progress has been slow, I’ve gained about .25” in the last 8 months or so of dedicated girth work.
As for my routine: I usually warm up for about 10 minutes with a hot shower or a rice sock
- 5 to 10 minutes of firm dry jelqs between 50-80%
- 10 repetitions of Uli’s holding between 35-60 seconds
- Once or twice a week I will throw in an 8 minute clamping set
- 30 minutes of water pumping at 4-5hg after every workout
I do this routine usually one day on one off, but try to pump almost every day if I can. I also do 15 minutes of fulcrum v-stretches almost daily (don’t know if this has any impact).
So to those well versed in PE, I’d like to know if the smaller ‘next day’ girth is a sign that I’m overdoing it, or if that is a normal phenomenon that most don’t notice because they don’t measure daily as I do.
Starting stats 11/2009: NBPEL=6.25" BPEL=6.75" MSEG=5.0" Current: NBPEL=7.125" BPEL=7.75 MSEG 5.5" BEG 6.0"