A gain is a gain, regardless of how little. We’re all working diligently - many by faith alone - to develop a unit we are comfortable with….even proud of. We should strive to advance our “secret society” with integrity and accuracy - sharing with each other what we’ve learned.
Integrity is important - and not just honesty in measuring. But truthfulness about our routines, our progress - as well as our setbacks. This approach will benefit all of us, as that’s how we’ll accumulate as much useful information and experience as possible.
The medical community won’t help us - they don’t believe in this shit. And if they lurked in our forums, and saw some of the bullshit, their dismissive opinions would only be reinforced. We have to do this ourselves.
And we need to be vigilant about bullshit. When I started the thread, “Size Study of DLD” (Size Study of DLD), I didn’t feel “happy” about it - mostly disgusted, in fact. But I received a lot of PMs from guys thanking me. Some guys laughed about it, some cursed DLD; but most expressed disappointment, even depression, but they thanked me for it.
I saw no benefit in guys chasing after a phony and performing dangerous moves (severe erect bends) and brutal workouts (1,000+ jelqs daily), and all sorts of other extreme shit based on a hoax. And, even worse, to pay him money for information based on a huge lie.
Honestly, I wish DLD did gain 4.5”, because then I’d have complete confidence that 2.25” would be mine. But it’s far better to have a truthful and accurate understanding of what our odyssey is all about (perhaps as little as 1/2” gain per year - and maybe a grand total of only 1.5” or so - regardless of how *crazy* we make our PE workouts).
Time to move on.
- w a d