Purpose of Stretching and the Tension
It’s about a week now of stretching and minor jelqing.
I wasn’t feeling I was doing any improvement, maybe doing everything too lightly so I used more pressure on my stretches.
I felt a little “pop” when doing a downwards pull. (Similar to when you pop a joint).
Now when I do a downward stretch, it’s a little bit tender at the root.
Is this a good sign or a bad one?
Essentially I’m breaking down tissue to rebuild stronger tissue, or have I started on a path that will lead me to injuries.
Or is the function of the stretch only for warming up and relaxing, while the jelqing is the exercise.
How much pulling tension should I have?
- Just enough to feel a little bit? (Ie just a warmup stretch).
- Pull tight but very slowly. As though I would be pulling a brick through a piece of thread. (Constant pressure at max length).
- Or pull strong to get myself just a little bit past my current length and wait for healing afterwards.
I find jelqing a little difficult to do properly, so I primarily focus on the stretching for now.
Thanks for your help guys.