Hard Gainers Cheer Up!
I have a theory that the harder gains are for you to achieve, the more permanent they probably are (i.e., easier to cement).
I have observed this with myself and have several theories about it (too tired to expound on them in detail at the moment). But my PE has been pitifully erratic the past few months (due to family/work situations), and I’ve lost virtually nothing, since levelling off at 7.5 x 6.1+. I bet I could never PE again for years and still lose nothing.
Just remember to keep working until you find your threshold. Also, I believe you can never stretch too much (after your initial break-in period, as a newbie, of course). Just don’t overdo the impaction exercises (jelqs, ulis, holds, etc.).
- w a d