''I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast.''
“But I’m intercontinental when I eat French toast.”
Though hopefully I’ll have something more than just intercontinentalism to boast about once I start making gains. =B
Yeah, so that was my lame introduction, haha. Let me try a more professional one.
For the moment, I’ll go by my screen name Polcon. I’m new to Thunder’s Place, but not to message boards. Like so many others, I’ve been lurking around, waiting for the chance to register. Now that I’m in, I’m thrilled. It’s like I breached Eden. I hope I’ll be able to fit in here and become part of the community.
Presently, my current stats aren’t spectacular (at least compared to some of the Goliaths around here, but I expect to change that!):
BPEL = 6.0”
EG = 5.0”
Even before reading all the excellent tips from the vets here at Thunder’s, I’ve always been a firm believer in the importance of consistency. It’s probably one of the most essential lessons in life. Therefore, I am completely committed to continuing my PE until I see gains, whether it takes me three months or three years. I forget who it was, but someone here said that it ought to be made a habit, much like brushing one’s teeth. I agree wholeheartedly.
Having said that, I began my routine on April 1, 2005. I pretty much do the standard routine: warm up for about 5 minutes, stretch for about 5 - 10 minutes, jelq for about 30 minutes, followed by a warm-down for another 5 minutes. I do this routine once a day, five days a week (weekends off). I assume it’s a fairly decent routine, though of course I’m open to suggestions.
Annnnnd, as long as I’m spilling my guts, I have a question regarding “irregularities” (for lack of a better term) as a result of PE. Before I began jelqing, I tried using a pump. I never really liked the device, but I wanted to try it out for myself to see what it was like. Turns out it wasn’t for me, and, although I was always extra careful, I did notice the development of two extremely small, but firm bumps under the skin of my shaft. I’m almost positive they were the result of the pump, and I quit shortly thereafter. In any case, I picked up jelqing after dropping the pump. All last month, things went great. But during the first week of this month (May 2005), I noticed what is probably trapped fluid or something under the skin of my shaft around the area of one of those small bumps (the other has all but disappeared). Unless I actually apply pressure or squeeze that area, there is absolutely no pain; however, I’ve been a bit apprehensive about continuing to jelq as it seems that the build up of pressure (from jelqing) causes that small lump to become more swollen, bigger, and harder.
I’m not panicking, because it’s probably nothing incredibly serious. But at the same time, it is there and I don’t know what to do about it. The reason I’m mentioning it here is because I’m sure that some people here have had the same problem or have heard about it. Any ideas? Suggestions? If not, I’ll consult a medical source.
Finally, bearing in mind that I haven’t performed a legitimate jelqing routine for about 8 days, what sort of setback am I looking at? This isn’t enough to crush my spirits, but it is a bit frustrating as I would like to continue with my exercises.
I guess that’s enough rambling for now. Again, this is a great place and I look forward to sharing my success stories and hearing others.
Ciao for now.