Getting Started: overcoming hurdles
I’ve been trying to start a routine now since July of this year. Unfortunately, I’ve come across some pretty epic hurdles along the way, and as such I have not been able to be consistent enough to get an effective routine going.
Of course for every newbie there’s the annoying period of ‘conditioning’, where you learn the moves and get better over time, and learn what is and is not right for your little guy. Also, getting it used to the exercises, etc.
I started with Jelques and Stretching, a-la the newbie routine, but found after a couple weeks that stretching was causing my length to go down about a quarter of an inch (this did not occur with jelqing only), and my flacid hang was worse than before (which is DIRECTLY opposite what many people on here seem to experience).
Came to the conclusion that either stretching just isn’t for me right now, OR maybe the fact that I wasn’t ‘shaking it out’ after each directional stretch (to get the bloodflow back to the penis, as stretching is a blood-constricting activity). So either stretching isnt for me, or I’ve been doing stretches improperly. Either way, this brings me to my next ‘hurdle’ with getting started—Newbie Injuries. Overdoing it. Not warming up properly, etc. Things like this probably postponed my PE progress for another month, till I got my act together and learned to do the research and do this stuff RIGHT. So I got over that ‘injury’ (an inability to maintain erections, pain in left lig, etc). For a week and a half I was jelqing properly and seeing great results—after healing my injury, I found that proper jelqing (jelqing only) gave me AWESOME erections. I was so happy. Soon, I was ready to try and re-incorperate PROPER stretching (with ‘shaking out’ in between). I got through one session, but then came my newest and most SCARY, seemingly unsolvable hurdle in my quest for PE.
I’ve had an onset of sudden, HORRIFIC insomnia ever since early August and as such, my penis hasn’t been able to recover each night after jelqing. Thus it sometimes takes up to 4-5 days before I can do another session, simply because I know my dick is still destroyed from the night before. I’m an avid exerciser and know the importance of rest and tissue regeneration, and definitely don’t want to damage myself.
Like any guy on here, I’d LOVE for my first priority in life to be jelqing—after all, a bigger penis for many means a BETTER life. You can say all you want, but it’s shitty being slightly below average. However, given my current onset of insomnia, my first priority now has to be SLEEP—I’m on an endless quest to find it, so that I can resume a normal, healthy PE schedule and experiment with different methods.
So, I find myself at an agonizing standstill (for almost 2 months now). I’ll jelq, get either zero sleep or only 4 hours of sleep, and not be recovered by the next day (even with good sleep I’m an every other day kind of guy—my member gets pretty sore after sessions and I don’t like to push it for fear of losing EQ).
Anyways, the purpose of this post wasn’t to have people try and help me with insomnia or anything (although I know you guys like to help.). I’ve found that melatonin and some other strategies are slowly getting me back to normal (I hope).the point is, I would like to hear if anyone else has had struggles getting started and if/how you overcame these hurdles. I guess I want to feel inspired, and feel a sense of hope that one day soon maybe I will overcome mine. Because each day I can’t PE, I’m miserable! I’m frustrated because I know many people see results after 3 months, but I’ve spent three months struggling to even get started. I’ve got the dedication, but my body’s working against me!
Let’s hear your stories! (If you have them)
Last edited by Smallja : 09-08-2012 at .