Good Hot Wrap Approach
I’ve been toying with the idea of resuming active PE, employing the Big Gainer’s approach (7 days per week, extensive hot wraps, gradually ascending volume, moderate intensity, wet jelqs, followed by stretches of 2-3 minutes in duration, supplementation, etc.).
Anyway, I was thinking about hot wraps. I found a heating pad to be the best for holding a steady temperature, but the pad I used didn’t hold up very well to being wrapped around my unit. I think they were designed to be used flat. Wrapping up the coils/wires seemed to damage my heating pad; after a while, even the hottest setting was only lukewarm. So I don’t want to go that route again.
I was visiting an aunt the other day, who’s heavily into sewing/knitting, etc. I found a piece of wool, and asked her if I could have it. She said “Sure.” So, at night, I tried doing a hot wrap with the wool (100% genuine wool), and it worked great. It held the heat much longer than a regular wash cloth, and seemed to really soak deeply into my unit. Following the Big Gainer’s example, I sat on the edge of the bathtub, with my feet in the tub, and applied the wool hot wrap. When the temp of the wrap did drop, I just held it under the tub’s faucet and reheated it. My unit was really red and flexible, like a noodle, and the heat felt really deep.
Give it a try.