1 day on, two days off to avoid injury?
Hi. this is my first post here, though I’ve been jelqing for about 8 months now with gains of 1/2” in length as well as girth. I think I could gain alot faster, except for one thing- during the course of each 30 or so sessions, I keep developing a small to full-blown case of a hardened vein(thrombosis or Mondors) which lays me up anywhere from a few days to several weeks. It’s happenned to a different vein each time. I’m laid up now again (6+ weeks this time) and am about healed-that is, my vein has shrank and softened to almost normal again. Obviously, I’d REALLY like to avoid injury again.
My workouts are what I’d call normal —warm-up, stretch, jelq and squeezes, warm-down. All this takes about an hour each session. I do this two days on, one off. The thing is, I’m usually still kind of sore all the time, even right before the next p.e. session. I am wondering if I need more recovery time—If lack of recovery time is the CAUSE of the thrombosis.
It seems that most everybody does 5 or 6 days a week. That routine would keep me perpetually very sore for sure. I lift weights and never do a three day per week regimen. I always seem to need five days to fully recover and keep injury free. And I’ve always gained muscle fairly well this way.
NOW, my real question is this—is there anybody out there who seems to have a slower recovery metabolism and makes good size gains with, say one day jelq, then two off, or even less often?
I’d really appreciate suggestions as this has obviously been on my mind for quite awhile.