1. What has your experience been regarding the permanence of gains from clamping as compared to jelq-type moves. It would seem to me that clamping would provide faster gains than jelqing, but these gains would be less permanent. What I have read confirms this to a degree. Would you recommend a. A clamping routine that includes jelqing b. Using a jelq routine at the conclusion of a clamping routine to solidify gains c. Doing an extended period of clamping after my goal size has been reached to solidify gains. If so, what would be the the best way to do this?
2. This question involves the actual routine. The variables are frequency (per day) and days on and off. I figured I would do two 10 minute sessions per day but I’m unsure as to how many days I should do this in a row before taking a rest day. Obviously when I do embark on this I will play it by ear (or by dick).
Regarding 1), nobody really understands the stimuli, let alone their interdependent effects and differences (between jelqing and clamping). With that said, I’m not sure how you came to the conclusion that clamping gains are less permanent. The extended period is the best idea, if you are worried about this. Some members believe that jelqing and clamping gains are somewhat similar in nature. Once you’ve gained largely from clamping, that would make it hard for jelqing to be beneficial for you.
Regarding 2), again no one really knows what is ideal. I’ve personally come to the conclusion that it’s best to take extended periods of low frequency/intensity to allow full healing. So like 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Everyone uses different methods. You will be able to feel the fatigue and choose whether to take a rest or not. What’s important is you begin on a very strict and cautionary routine (1 set per day for a while) so you start recognizing your body’s signals, and adapt to clamping, before doing more sets.
What’s important is you begin on a very strict and cautionary routine (1 set per day for a while) so you start recognizing your body’s signals, and adapt to clamping, before doing more sets.
If a guy is currently jelqing 20 minutes per day as the meat of his girth workout and wants to start clamping, would you recommend him to continue with some jelqing while transitioning (1 set a day for some while) to a clamp-only routine?