Intensity makes a difference in measurements
Here’s a new idea. I’ve noticed that the intensity of the hardness makes a big difference. By categorizing that hardness I can already see different rates of improvement, all of which are really encouraging. Here’s what I mean: If I classify my state of wood (avoiding keywords that alert employer’s server operators, lol) as three different macro measurements with two gray-area measurements I can get a pretty accurate 5-degree scale that helps make my measuring much more accurate and helpful. Really the three-degree scale is what I’m using to help simplify.
I suggest classifying the intensity as low, medium, and high. Low is one that is definitely not flaccid, mostly up, and you just need to straighten it a bit for the ruler.
Medium is fully out there, good and hard, but lacking the pulsing tight intensity. This is your average everyday e.
High intensity is when it’s raging with the rigidity of a pipe, shiny end, and it’s very difficult to push it in a downward direction, like right when you’ve reached the point of no return. There is always an intensity between low to medium and medium to high.
Here is how my gains have differed. It’s quite striking, really.
Flaccid—have easily gained an entire inch. probably just needed stretching out to begin with.
Low Intensity—haven’t really started comparing that one, but my low intensity measurement today is where my medium intensity measurement was one week ago.
Medium Intensity—have gained full 0.5 inches in one week. My very avg. intensity stick is at 7.5 now (started at 7).
Full intensity—my rager now measures a full 1/4 inch longer in one week and is on the verge of another eighth-inch gain. Since I strained to measure my at 7.5 last week when I started PE, this means I’m now at 7.75!
The point of all this is not to point out my progress or boast, but to show that the manual exercises work well, and that your gains appear different at different intensity levels. Personally, I think they all count. After all, in the locker room I’m already loving the new flaccid length and I’ve already noticed a couple of envious glances. :-) As far as the medium intensity goes, let’s face it—that’s the usual level of operation so in many ways it’s probably the best measurement. Finally, it’s certainly my wife who’s the real beneficiary of the high intensity (though I’m really enjoying admiring it), since nobody else will actually see or feel that except me or her.
At any rate, that’s my contribution as a newbie! Hope someone finds this post useful.
Last edited by tru2wife : 10-26-2004 at .