Bib gained about 26 cubic inches over a period of 3.5 years between 1998 and 2002. He started with about a 6” x 5” and finished with a 10.5” x 6.75” for length gains of 4.5” and girth gains of 1.75”. After 2002 he went into maintenance mode, and has retained all his size. He didn’t record stats in the size database, but gave a full summary of his career in this thread. I couldn’t possibly write it any better.
In metric terms, Bib gained 426 mL of volume, starting with 15.2 cm x 12.7 cm and finishing with 26.3 cm x 17.1 cm.
Bib was a pioneer and contributor in several areas of PE.
Hanger design – When Bib began hanging, most hangers were noose style hangers that constricted circulation at higher weights, so he designed the Bib Hanger, a clamp style hanger that distributes the load over larger areas of the CC’s, allowing a safer and more comfortable hang at higher weights.
Clamping – Bib did “extreme Uli’s” with his “Uli thing” before clamping was popular.
Hanging Technique – He had to learn a few things the hard way when figuring how to hang up to 45 lbs during his own career, and he contributed his own techniques at length. Including wrapping technique, hanger settings, proper hanger tightening, and many other tips and tricks related to all kinds of problems and discomforts that can come up while hanging. The guy was and is a hanging technique genius, and answered any and all questions about it.
Divide and Conquer Theory – A hanging theory that several body tissues are resisting any stretch in concert. Specifically he grouped the tissues as Skin, Tunica, and Ligaments (and then individual fibers). Bib treated PE gains like a physics problem in this theory. Any marginal force increase during a stretch will be resisted by the next limiting factor tissue. As each limiting factor tissue is lengthened, they will begin to resist in concert and the force needed to stretch them all at once is much greater than the force needed to stretch them individually. So Divide and Conquer is to stretch the tissues and individually as possible by varying hanger attachment points, angles, etc.
LOT Theory and Shaft Exit Point Theory – Bib noticed some interesting anatomical changes that can occur from hanging for long periods. The “Loss Of Tugback” angle may change, and the penis shaft may exit the body at higher or lower points relative to the pubic bone. Attempting to correlate these observations with ideal hanging angle or potential gains from hanging are the ideas behind the theory, but in practice the theories do not seem to hold much predictive capability, at least anecdotally. The hypothesis behind these theories is that anatomically, ligament lengthening from downward hanging angles actually pulls down the exit point of the penis, and exposes more of the inner shaft. He has no doubt in his mind that these are the anatomical mechanisms behind much of his length gains. It’s a controversial hypothesis for many, but at the very least these are interesting observations about anatomical changes that can occur in PE.
Physical PE Theory and Gaining Theory – Bib took a physical approach to PE, treating it like a science problem of how to deform a piece of matter, albeit a living piece of matter. He studied how collagenous tissue behaves under stress, and theorized that any tissue, put under enough stress, will deform (lengthen or expand in our case). It’s just a matter of walking the fine line between deforming the tissue and injuring it. Calling it “riding the fatigue” he recommends keeping the tissues in a constant state of “controlled damage” by taking very little rest days, without crossing into injury. For hanging, he literally advocates zero rest days. His rest schedule on girth work included a little more time off between workouts, but in general his idea was to work out the tissues, and to get his next workout in before they were done healing from the last workout.
He had 2600 posts here at Thunder’s and then went over to his own Bib Hanger support forums after 2004, where he still posts. I’ve really only scratched the surface of everything, and I’m sure I left a few things out. If you’re a hanger it’s worth your time to go check out the individual posts. Imagine if we could ask a thousand questions to any of the big gainers on this list so far – well Bib made himself available and answered all those questions in all his old posts, down to the tiniest detail of how he did his workouts and how and why he thought it was working in his body, how the changes affected his life.
Bib was certainly a more is more guy. He presents some of his theories as though they are scientific facts. I.e. if you do enough work with enough force in the right way, you WILL gain as much as you want. I have to admit that after reading some Bib to do this write-up, it’s inspirational and makes me want to go hang 20+ hours a week for a year and see what happens. The truth is, not everyone gains that way. Some people need more rest days, some people need to use much less force, some people gain significantly from hanging only 1 set per workout instead of 10. While Bib made monumental contributions to PE theory by looking at it through physical scientific lens and using that foundation to design an excellent workout and technique, he tends to go overboard on prescribing to do exactly what worked for him and assuming it will work for everyone. If you can sort out the difference between the two and use common sense when applying his recommendations to your own body, then there’s pure gold in going and reading up on Bib.
Before 5.5" x 4.1" volume 7.3 ci ////// After 7.1" x 4.8" volume 13.0 ci