Maximum gains theory.
Hey, I’ve been giving this a bit of thought: It’s nothing radical, just a reflection of my methodical thinking.
I’m naming it the “Maximum gains theory”
When people begin PE, they are often introduced to the newbie or linear routine, or a similar online routines. At their core, these routines lack scientific precision. We are told to stretch, but the force used is undefined, is it as hard as we can? How many lb of force would be that be? How many lb of force are required to create scar tissue/toughening?
We are told to heat, but via what method? How many of the purported methods do anything more than heat surface tissue? With this in mind, using an ineffective heating method is as good as stretching/jelqing cold.
I’ve used manual PE coupled with a hot wash cloth, did I gain? Hell yeah I did. Does that mean it’s the best method to begin PE? I don’t believe so.
“The data showed that the low force, long duration procedure was very effective at producing residual elongation. Elevating tissue temperature and maintaining it prior to applying force was found to cause significantly less damage”
If you are prepared to spend money on equipment, if you have the hours to put into PE, if you are prepared to heat with an IR light - I believe that by starting a PE routine using devices (particularly hanging/clamping/pumping) where forces are quantifiable and moderation and control are possible, it is possible to limit the scarring/toughening of our units and maximize our gains long-term.
I know a lot of people will be reading this thinking: “CLAMPING WTF!” I edge using a clamp, 5 notches from closed and get decent expansion, they aren’t an “on/off” affair. I think it’s possible to use them as part of a safe PE routine.
I’m not great with designing routines, but something like this is what I had in mind:
10 minutes heating with an IR light,
5 minutes hanging with 1lb of force (Using IR heat during all exercises if possible)
5 minutes pumping at 3hg
5 minutes “edge clamping” with the clamp loose enough to allow your erection to easily diminish without stimulation.
Using this core routine, develop an affinity with your unit, and as the days/weeks pass, incrementally increase both force and duration based upon your EQ/gains.
Although slower than some PE methods, I do believe that it offers a modicum of “safety” and the ability to maximize future gains by reducing the amount of scar tissue development from aggressive PE routines using minimal or ineffective heating methods.
I’m done :)
Last edited by Sophomoric : 11-30-2010 at .