My Stretch Technique
Due to lack of privacy, I have mostly done squeeze/jelk routines for a couple years. These have provided some length gains, as well as girth and general performance improvements, but I have been anxious to make more headway with length. I have tried a number of manual stretching techniques, but I don’t think I can apply enough force over a long enough time period to make a difference. Those that require a fulcrum effect are uncomfortable. It seems that hanging (pure tension) has provided the most consistent length gains to most people here, and typically for 30 minute to an hour per day, maybe more.
I have an idea that I think will provide me with gains, and I thought I would share it in order to get feedback and also because I read a lot of posts where people are struggling with their stretching techniques. The basic difference with what I’m doing is that I’m using my foot to apply a stretching force rather than my hands. My setup is very simple, and I can do it while I’m sitting at my desk doing other things (i.e. work). I use a cotton wrap with a velcro band. I use a string with a couple loops tied in one end to attach to the band. The string runs inside my pant leg to a loop at sock level. When I want to stretch I place a loop with a hook around my foot, attach to the other loop, and simply press the gas. Its the only way I’ve ever felt deep stretching comparable to muscle stretching. I can apply far greater force with my foot, it doesn’t fatigue, and I can apply either constant force or a cycling load. It also has a high stealth factor, although it does require discreet “package management.” Any number of modifications could be made to this system, but it seems to me to have the potential to provide results comparable to hanging. The biggest limitation to the way I do it is that I can’t vary the stretch angle very much, though if you have privacy at home you certainly could. I haven’t done this long enough to get gains, but I’ve become comfortable enough with it to think I can.
Anyway, I think I’ve come up with a method that can work within my constraints. I’d be happy to hear any thoughts. Does anyone else do this?