P.I.V. - gains forecaster?
P.I.V. and Forecasting Gains
Much debate has centered on why some guys gain quickly, slowly, significantly, marginally – or not at all. Most of the speculation focuses on (1) starting size, (2) LOT, (3) personal biology, and (4) lifestyle.
(1) Starting Size
Bigger Guys (pro): The bigger the starting size, the more tissue; hence even a small relative gain can translate into a large actual gain. And the 2nd advantage cited is that the bigger guys have more exercise options & versatility, including greater range of hanger placement.
Bigger Guys (contra): Those larger & thicker tissues may be more resistant to plastic deformation than the tissues of a small penis. And the psychological disadvantage might be less drive, less obsession to go that extra mile with PE.
Smaller Guys (pro): Smaller, weaker tissues may be easier to deform. Also, the smaller guy is far more likely to have that “inner rage” to keep pushing him, than would a guy who’s always been relatively comfortable with his size and used his tool a lot.
Smaller Guys (contra): Smaller starting size obviously includes less tissue to work with; hence, even a 1-inch length gain might require an additional 25% more length – or even greater. A smaller starting size also limits exercise options – even the act of safely attaching a hanger on a very small flaccid size could be nearly insurmountable.
The only consensus on starting size advantage or disadvantage is that there is no consensus.
High, tight ligs can offer quick gains, even dramatic gains quickly. But many of the top gainers have described less-than-optimal LOTs. And ligaments don’t comprise the totality of length gains; tunica growth is also a major factor.
While the LOT theory fares better than discussions of starting size, the LOT theory is geared more toward workout design than forecasting gains.
(3) Personal Biology
This would include the wide variations in the strength of one’s connective tissues as well as responsiveness to stressors on a cellular level.
Smoking, excessive caffeine intake, obesity, poor nutrition, compromised circulation, etc. all to minimize or even prevent gains.
After 2½ years in this game, I’ve come to believe that a potentially significant factor is one’s Penile Inherent Viscosity (P.I.V.). I suspect that PIV is much more significant than starting size, and perhaps more significant than the LOT test, in determining potential gains.
In short, are you a grower or a show-er?
If you’re a major grower, like me, that indicates that your penis exhibits a high degree of elasticity. If, on the other end of the scale, you’re nearly a complete show-er, your penile tissues have very little elasticity.
The implications of all this hinge upon the basic concept of tissue traction. Elastic tissue, when placed under load, stretches; however, the elastic properties ensure that the tissue returns to normal after the stress is removed. Hence, your BPFSL immediately returns to normal flaccid length as you as you let go. And even the temporary lengthening of the penis after an intense stretch session is short-lived.
Actual “growth” occurs when the tissues pass beyond their elastic limits and enter the realm of plasticity (“plastic deformation”). The greater your inherent elasticity (i.e., the more of a grower you are), the more demanding is your task to take those gummy, highly expansive tissues to plasticity.
Conversely, a major show-er exhibits relatively little elasticity and should be able to stress those tissues beyond their elastic limits (“controlled damage”) more easily and more quickly than the grow-er.
So, the ideal PE trainee would be a major show-er with a very high LOT and an active, healthy lifestyle – not me, lol.
I know that some guys have mentioned hot wraps pre-workout, followed by cold wraps post-workout. But I’ve seen very little follow-up on those experiments. I’m trying a totally different approach beginning Monday – but I’ve rambled more than enough already (my apologies)
I’ll post details of this experiment & any subsequent progress accordingly.
- w a d