Questions About Progression And Jelq Grip
I’ve been reading a lot of the newbie info, and I have been doing a routine that I got from another site (before I found this one) that is very similar to the newbie routine. I have been doing it for 11 weeks, and I think I have not noticed much in the way of gains for the past 4 weeks. At week 7 I noticed that I had gained about half an inch in both BPEL and NBPEL. I think this is true length and not just an increase in EQ, as I noticed my EQ improved within the first couple weeks before I had noticed increase in length. Girth has not changed much.
My normal routine
1. Hot wrap and kegels (20 sec hold, 10 sec relax) 5 minutes
2. Stretching (30 sec holds) 5 minutes
3. Wet jelq (500 reps) which takes me between 30 and 40 minutes. Started at 100 week one and +100 reps to each day per week until 500 a day by week 5, which is what the routine I was following said to do
4. Cool down hot wrap and kegels same as 1.
The workout days are usually 3 on 1 off 2 on 1 off or 2 on 1 off 2 on 2 off based on privacy
Indicators seem to be good, I have an increase in size and EQ, no turtling after workouts, workouts feel pleasant. I sometimes see a red spot or two and I have some of the skin darkening on the head, but it seems like those aren’t things people worry much about. On to my questions.
I am more interested in length gains than girth gains, and I saw in a recently linked thread on another post some advice fire goat had given to include stretches in between clusters of Jelqs, which I started doing today. I increased the time to 10 min on my first stretches and I put in five extra minutes of stretching in the middle of my jelqs. Since I have not seen length gains for 4 weeks, I am wondering what sorts of progression out of the newbie routine people do to encourage growth? And how long do you go without gains before you decide you need to up the time or intensity on something?
I have a jelqing grip question too. I have seen all sorts of grips listed as ok to do, OK grip, you grip, overhand underhand, pinky away from body, pinky towards body. In the jelq info section it talks about damage to the nerve on the top of the shaft. When I use an underhand ok grip with my pinky towards me, I can get the best grip and pump feeling of blood pushing through to the head. In this grip, my thumb and pointer finger wrap around the shaft and meet on top of it. Is that bad for the nerve? I tried an overhand grip today and my workout felt less effective. The grip I have been using jelqs very well for me, but I don’t want to put myself at risk of injury.
Thanks for reading and for your help.