Connective Tissue Paradox
I’ve been thinking lately on the mechanisms of PE, and I am a bit confused. Feel like I need to wrap my head around some basic physiology.
Let’s say someone hangs at 5 lbs and over the course of a 20-minute set, this pulls his penis to his current maximum FSL. Over time his body adapts, and he requires 7.5 lbs in his sets to get an adequate stretch for gains.
Pause right there. What happened?
When I work on splits, if I stretch my legs 135 degrees without training it feels like my groin muscles will snap. After getting some practice, maybe I can do 180 degrees effortlessly. It seems here that the more I stretch the muscles and CTs, the less force I need to stretch further. At the very least, it doesn’t seem like I’m applying less pressure when untrained and stretching 135 degrees.
This would seem to mean that for PE, the level of resistance should never go up (or need to), but I know that’s not true.
When the hanger progresses from 5 to 7.5 lbs, what exactly is going on? Have the tissues toughened to the point at which 5 lbs will no longer bring him to maximum FSL, and if so, isn’t this bad for erection purposes? That is, if it starts requiring more force to fully expand the penis, won’t that make it harder for the blood flow to do its job?
I feel like I have to be totally missing something here, but I don’t know what. Insight appreciated!
start 6x4.5 -> 7.5x6 goal