I would also like to point out something on the “less is more” approach.
The body will adapt whether the load is light or heavy. This may have been pointed out somewhere else but this seems so very true from many experiences I’ve had.
Here’s an example: Say you started PE and ditched the newbie routine and started hanging with 10 pounds. Let’s call 10 pounds an “established foundation” or a baseline. Once your penis adapts to that baseline weight, you will need to increase the weight. You can only increase the weight so much until it becomes painful to hang so much weight, etc. That’s when a decon is needed. You won’t have many “growth” opportunities since you started out with such a relatively high weight and a high baseline.
Now if you started with 1 pound for your baseline and VERY slowly, over the weeks and months, increased the weight until you weren’t gaining anymore, you would have a better chance of stimulating growth.
Some people don’t see results right away and then start increasing the weight or intensity too fast. By doing this, your body doesn’t have a chance to adapt to the baseline intensity. So if you started hanging with 1 pound and increased it too quickly and you are up to 20 pounds within a month or two without seeing gains and you finally start hanging with 20 pounds on a regular basis, THAT will be your baseline.
I have fallen prey to this before and have learned. It’s like going into the gym and doing a million different exercises and not have a solid, planned routine that you stick to for a certain amount of time. You will not gain by doing different exercises at the gym and changing it up all the time. If you are one of the few that gain by doing that, consider yourself lucky, but you could gain better by doing a solid routine.
There are some that gain that go against this theory. That’s fine. But for those that are beating up their dick and not seeing results, maybe its because your baseline is too high and you need to “start over” with a new baseline.
Just my .02 and a theory that I believe in :)