No gains in almost a year
Okay well I’ve heard a lot of great things about this forum and feel bad for not taking advantage of the vast amount of knowledge on here as much as I could have. I joined up a few months ago so I thought that I’d try my luck out on here. Thank you to anyone that takes the time to read the entire thing :)
I got into PE over two years ago. I was inconsistent for about the first 12 months, but for the past year have been going at it diligently. The last time (prior to today) that I measured was back in November 2011. It was extremely disheartening to have whipped out the ruler after almost a year of good work and see no size gains at all.
The only thing that may have improved is the girth, but I’ll admit that my previous method for measuring left a lot of room for error compared to my current one (using a tape measure). I have nice girth, just about 5.5 inches right underneath the head and it increases gradually to over 6 inches at the base. I hope I gained some thickness but I’m not completely sure.
Length was an absolute utter flop. My NBPEL decreased 0.35 inches down to 6.5 (from gaining weight), but it would have been fine if I had seen an improvement in my BPEL, which unfortunately stayed put at 7.5 inches.
I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this. I worked hard so I should have seen something right? I’m not doubting that PE has worked for all of you, I am just terrified that I may be the odd guy out for whom it doesn’t work.
PE has done wonders for my EQ and has also made me more aware of how my body works, which has helped me last longer during stimulation (thank you kegels and rks!). If for no other reason, I will stick to PE for the benefit of having a healthier penis and increased self-awareness (plus the new veins look nice). I would be lying though if I said that I don’t care about gaining, because I do, and it’s the reason that I found this site and spent countless hours in the washroom exercising my penis with the hopes that it would grow to be bigger and stronger.
I changed my routine around quite a bit since starting, I really just went with whatever felt right. If I liked a new exercise better than the one I was already doing, I’d ditch the old and bring in the new. My current routine is this:
20 minute warm up
25 minutes of low erection level jelqs (done side-to-side)
3 “super girth sets”. Each super set consists of:
A) 2 sets of high erection level jelqing, each set being 15 strokes.
B) 2 ULIs, each held for 30 seconds, along with a kegel at the same time
C) 2 Big Al Squeezes, 15-20 seconds each, kegel held at the same time
Between each exercise/set I would restimulate myself to get my erection back. 3 super girth sets usually take about 25 minutes as well.
My next measurement will happen on Christmas day 2012, and I’d be the happiest guy in the world if I awoke to find that my member is bigger than it is today.
I have been told that doing a lot of girth work might be detrimental to length, but I find that if I do all length, my EQ suffers and erections also become harder to achieve. I can’t hang/pump, only manual work for me.
I’d love it if some of the vets could chime in and let me know where I’m making mistakes or what I need to do to get out of this rut. I’m taking a week off and then will stick to a routine for the next 3 months. My measurements from henceforth will become a lot more frequent (every 90 days or so).
I’m looking for about an inch of length (NBPEL and BPEL) and am willing to let girth take a backseat for now. Anyone got any advice, how I should change my routine to be able to see gains come this Christmas?
NOTE: Now, after being off for nearly 3 weeks, I’ve restarted with a light routine which consists of a 15 minute warm up, 5 minute basic stretching and 10 minute jelqing. I’m looking to increase up to 15 minute warm up, 10 minute stretching and 15 minute jelqing within 2 weeks time and then continue with that for the rest of the 3 months. Thoughts?