Your post about the discreteness of gains has got me thinking. Previously, I was trying to make my fatigue as continuous as possible - thereby not necessitating even a single day of breaks, by never over-fatiguing past what one night’s rest could fix.
Maybe trying to “go with the flow” of discreteness might help. Instead of fighting the discrete nature of PE gains, we could fatigue in a discrete nature, purposely. This goes against Kaan’s advice (he specifically said the reason he gained from clamping was due to the intensity done for at least two weeks daily).
I am thinking of something like this, done at my current preference level of TUC (18 minutes):
Day 1: After total rest (starting with no fatigue), over fatigue. If 2x18 is the normal number of clamped sets that I can get through with no left over fatigue the next day, then I do around 5.
Day 2: Less sets than the previous day, but still an over fatigue. Assuming 2 sets are the norm, I do 4 here - spread out across the day.
Day 3: Less but still over - 3 spread out across the day.
Day 4: Heal.
Day 5: Heal…add more days until fatigue is completely gone. Repeat.
I don’t just mean in terms of PE fatigue. I’m also thinking that on days 1-3 the subject should try to oversleep, 9+ hours. On the final day, the subject should try to sleep around 12 hours (this speeds up recovery in my experience). On all the days EVO is used excessively and slept in. The point is to increase the rate of healing during the days so that more sets can be used everyday, however, the sets will decrease marginally due to stored fatigue obviously.
So this way we sort of carry fatigue over the days, and then break and recover. If there is any point to carrying fatigue, and working in a discrete manner, then this would use it as the focal point of the routine. Obviously the days under fatigue could be changed. We could lessen the fatigue per day and increase the days, to a week, or two weeks as Kaan did, but the point remaining that we are trying to increase healing, carry fatigue every day, and then break to recover, repeatedly.
I sort of tried this on myself before and felt that it wasn’t helpful. However, I overdid it (to the point where it was hard to get an erection). Maybe doing something this could be helpful if we can measure over time (say a month of this?).
P.S. This is more about the healing process and use of fatigue than it is the cause of gains, which I know is what you’re interested. But your discussion of the discrete nature of gains is what motivated it.