johnny, thanks for the feedback and info. Very interesting, especially the part about gaining back what you “lost” plus some.
2.5” in length in 2.5 years is extremely good by any standard. That you only spent about 1.5 years of the time actively PEing is even more impressive.
>But I have noticed that every time I go off, the gains seem to occur more rapidly when I go back on.<
This is what I’m most interested in.
I’ve only managed to take a month off. I gained 1/16” per month before the rest, then picked up 1/8” in the month after.
Experiences such as yours, UIShrike’s, MagnumXL’s, and others keep me thinking there is merit in taking planned breaks, even though it is difficult for some of us to do so.
Maybe if I can gather the willpower, I’ll take a couple months off at the beginning of the year and see if the rest primes me for better progress.