Wad, I thought we’d already covered that one but here goes:
IR - yes Infrared. I’m sure any heating helps, but the I’ve tried a couple of heating methods including IR lamp, and the current heater is better than anything I’ve tried. I bought a thermotex heating pad, and removed two of the heating elements and selotaped them together into the shape of a cylinder which is probably 7”x2” LxD. It has a thermostat cutoff claiming to hit the magic zone for collagen extensibility. I have a complicated setup that keeps the flaccid penis slightly stretched down the middle of this without any physical contact with the cylinder itself. I heat for 30 mins.
The exercise is currently length only. I’ll switch to or add girth at a later date when I hit an intermediate goal. It’s just 3 mins of SO stretching with some U bends, but mostly stretching against a steel ruler. Although I pull quite hard in order to eek out a gain, in PE terms it’s very mild as it produces no ill effects (or PI’s). Although frequent measuring is frowned upon, I find I can eek out about 1mm every third day. Doing it more frequently than this seems to stall any gains at all. I’ve been using about a 2” bead of DHT gel (2.5% andactrim) applied once about 30mins before heating as well. I dropped this recently as I didn’t think it was necessary, but surprisingly gains stalled. Last friday I added it back in and got another gain so the dury is still waiting for results of that one. Next training day is tomorrow (monday) so we’ll see what happens then. I find it hard to believe that DHT is involved as I’ve tried it (and Test, winstrol IGF-1 and lots of other things) before with no significant impact. I’m wondering if it is the infrequency of it that make the difference (effectively abound 5:1 Off vs On time), and I’m wondering if that prevents the body from calibrating the AR. If you remember the Jones thread a year or so back about pro hormones there was much debate about this with little result. My best guess at this point would be that the body adapts super quick to each day or multiple applications.
Hormones aside, I’ve found that I always get good gains after deconditioning with heat, which usually is a recovery of any temporary losses followed by about 1/4” gain. IR, and particularly the latest incarnation with the IR cylinder is my favourite method, but I have achieved similar with a conventional heat pad (a thermophore). I just didn’t like the inconsistencies and hot spots it produced. But heat is heat.
Last edited by Shiver : 01-23-2005 at .