Routine not working, under or over-training What would you do
Hi All, this is my first post on Thunder’s Place, I just joined after a few months reading around it. I’m new to the game and have been amazed by the sheer amount of intellect and creativity brought to bear on the subject of PE by many of those on this forum! I’m hoping that some folks might be able to give me a bit of advice about my own situation.
I started PEing around mid Nov 10, loosely following the newbie routine; hot wrap, about 5-10 mins manual stretching in all directions, about 200-300 strokes jelqing, then normally a hot bath after as a warm down. Plus kegels here and there. I soon built it up to about 15 mins stretching including a few V or A stretches plus 300-400 jelqs.
Here’s the thing - I feel like I’m getting a reasonable workout. I stretch quite hard but not to the point of feeling pain - just occasionally a slight ache in the ligs but nothing that lasts once I release the stretch; I jelq quite firmly and get good expansion but never experience any pain and I’ve only ever had one small red spot. Other than that, no discoloration, no lig pops. This makes me think I’m unlikely to have been over-training. But my EQ is suffering a bit.
It’s not that I haven’t noticed any positive effects at all - my flaccid hang is generally better than before, it was pathetic previously (I was very much a grower) but now it’s a bit more respectable and I’m happy about that. I think my unit looks slightly more vascular than before; and I’m open to the possibility that I might have gained a very tiny bit of BPEL since starting, max about 0.2inch - but it’s early days and I’m not convinced about it yet! It may just be due to bad measuring. I don’t feel that my dick is actually any longer or thicker than before when erect, and when coupled with my slightly lower EQ I don’t think it’s giving me a more useful organ at this stage!
Now I know it’s only been about 2.5 months, and I’m not getting impatient over my lack of gains, but the EQ issue got me concerned enough to post this thread. I never had any problems in that department before, but since starting PE I’ve noticed that some days my erections are weaker or less likely to happen than before. It seems to take a bit of effort to get me started, and once or twice lately I’ve gone off the boil during long sex sessions; that’s not something I remember ever happening to me. Drink may play a part, but hey, I’ve always drunk more than I ought to without losing wood! Other days my EQ is fine, but only ever about what it was before. So I’m feeling that I’m not on the right track here.
The one ‘revelatory’ moment I had was a few days ago, when instead of normal stretching I did some sets of JAI stretches after jelqing. I felt I was onto something, and sure enough about 4am I was rudely woken up with outrageous night wood, like I’ve never felt before. I was on cloud 9 the next day thinking I’d finally cracked it, that I’d found a routine that was actually giving me the right indicators; but I can’t repeat it! I’ve done the same routine a few more times, but no night wood, and back to rather poor EQ. Why the change?
So if you’re still reading (I know it’s a bit long!), do you think I’m doing too much or too little? Or just have to be patient? I’m confused by the inconsistency of my results despite being quite dedicated to my PE.
By the way, in case you might think I’m a doubter - I really believe PE works for a lot of guys, and I’m just paranoid I may be in the small minority who don’t gain or find it very hard.
A few figures: BPEL approx 6.3 on a good day, NBPEL varies from 5 - 5.5. LOT about 7 - 7:30; Dunno why such a difference between BP and NPB - I’m quite skinny! What fat I do have is unfortunately there!