But let’s take this a step further…if (as we seem to agree) that optimal gains come at relatively lower levels of erection, then what does that say about, (1) clamping, (2) erect pumping, (3) erect bends, etc.????
I suspect that it might say, “Enormous risk, minimal possible return.”
I know ttt and all the clampers who place clamps at peak erection and all the guys who erect bend and jelq at very high erections aren’t going to like what I say here. I absolutely agree with you.
Reports on tendons and ligaments undergoing peak tension (loaded; meaning muscle strongly contracted) under go tension-induced remodeling that increases collagen fiber size and not length. This is a protective mechanism to reduce the chance of traumatic tendon rupture or ripping from the bone. I think the same happens with high intensity PE focusing on the peak erect tunica.
The tension stress is very high pressure at peak erection (much like trying to push more fluid into a closed end copper pipe) with maybe small amounts of radius change (in the tunica, not the copper pipe). By LaPlace’s Law this will cause large increases in tunica tension. But at what cost. I believe that all three of the methods you suggest have a high potential for injury if done incorrectly. Even though the mechanism of repair of injury is the same (with the exception of a much higher number of inflammatory cells; IPR), is it worth the cost? I can only answer that for myself.
This forum has readers (and posters) with very high motivation to get larger quicker. So we have to be careful of what we say or how we say it. These high intensity maneuvers should be discussed with the proviso and warnings that you should not attempt these without long-term conditioning with basic PE routines and then only with great care to reduce the chance of injury.
I do disagree regarding the 102% erection and do agree with ttt that it can be achieved. If you measure your penis at peak erection several times without penis rings and get a consistent average, this average will be your 100% value. Any increase above this is going to be greater than 100%.