Number vs. Time
I’ve been working on getting just the right routine for a few months now, since living in a dorm limits my private time. I’m using the newbie routine, basically, except I have a (probably dumb) question about how to go about altering the routine when I feel ready to do more. I suppose it’s really just a question more about PE in general.
Is it better to count your PE routine by number of reps or by time? I.e. “250 jelqs” vs. “15 minutes of jelqs”
Technically, if every jelq is 4 seconds, then it wouldn’t matter. But since it’s difficult for me to have a clock I can watch for every 4 seconds in the shower with me, and it’s awfully boring to be glued to a clock if I’m not in the shower, I can have a difference of several minutes on two workouts of the same routine going by number of jelqs. Maybe I’m just bad at keeping time in my head.
Anyway, I’m inclined to think time is more important, but my worry is that if I’m just going by time, I’m lacking structure that I need to be disciplined. I don’t want to be doing lazy jelqs until time is up, I’d rather focus on each one. On the other hand, it’s easier to schedule a time block out of my day to commit to PE than to just be done when I’ve done enough.
Of course, either of these problems are my personal problems that I can work out with some discipline, but the question remains: time or number?