PE : A Pragmatic Approach
Here you are some tips that some of you could find useful to achieve your goals. Probably you already figured most if not what I’m going to say by yourself.
If there is something you should ponder carefully in the PE field, is the technique you want to use.
Your real life should have the priority - and probably will have despite your dreams. Don’t jump on hanging if you don’t have enough free time and privacy to stick to it for a reasonable amount of time to get gains. Don’t get an extender if you dream to hide it under your pants while you are working, becuase it will be very unlikely if you work in contact with other people - and so on.
This sounds obvious, but I see many guys who start doing something, than after few weeks they have to stop the planned regimen and this will not lead to any measurable gain.
Also, don’t do too many exercises. My personal opinion is that you should pickup two exercises at most, and one of them should be the most important, the other one complementary. Too many exercises will get you and your penis confused : too hard to adapt to many stimuli, too hard to judge what has worked or not.
Sitck with it
For the afromentioned reason, don’t change exercises too often. Any kind of schedule require it’s time to give measurable gains. This time can vary from a technique to another, but you should make a realistic prediction and do loyally what you planned untill you are sure that what you are doing isn’t the best approach. I’ll make an example of what this means lately in this very same post.
Any kind of exercise or technique can give different results to different people; if you don’t stick enough time with what you are trying right now, chances are you’ll leave the good for the bad, wasting time and motivation.
It’s very unlikely that any new miracolous technique will be discovered, those who claim to have discovered the ‘holy graal’ are, 99,99999% of times, wrong.
There are also periods when a given technique seems to be the ultimate pathway for gains. Hanging is the best for X years, then extenders are the best for the subsequent Y years, etc., then manuals are re-discovered and so on. Be stubborn enough.
Along the same line, if you hang around TP a lot (which is good) be strong enough to mantain theory and practice on two different grounds. There are many theories, supposedly based on ‘scientific principles’; the truth is we don’t know how the penis grows and we will not have any appreciable amount of ‘scientific knowledge’ on PE for many, many years. Theories are interesting and maybe they can be useful at some minimal degree, but they will never make any significative difference as your gains are concerned. If you want to find out how a ‘scientific approach’ can work, wait untill you have reached your goals - then, you can go experimenting.
Quantifiyi the invisible
The best way to get gains, is to be consistent. Being consistent is hard for the foremost reason that you can’t immediately see the output of your work. If you don’t have a number to measure the value of your work, it will be hard on the long run to be consistent; similarly, if you have a number - even a minuscule number - that will measure the gain you miss if you don’t do your scheduled work, it will be harder to not say - ‘Damn, I’m tired, I’ll do my PE session tomorrow’.
So, how to measure the invisible?
Here you are an example. Say the technique that you have chosen is manual stretching. You try to see if there is a way to figure out how many hours of work are on average required to get some gains. In my example, I will refer to Bennett8’ schedule : he did 20-30 minutes daily of fulcrum stretches, 7 days on 7, for three years and half. He gained 2,25” (I’m going to memory, this is just an example). His gains are basically unquestionated.
So, you use an excel sheet (or a paper journal) and you start recording what you do : in the first column you write the date; in the 2d column, you write the name of the exercise; in the 3d, the amount of PE work you do over the course of the day - so if you do three minutes of stretching in the morning and 3 in the evening, you have done 6 minutes today. In the 4th column you report the sum of the total PE work you have done since you started.
In the 5th, you calculate the ‘Gain Index’ : in this example, you have that Bennett8 did 30 minutes daily, for about 1300 days (365 x 3,5), so totally about 650 hours of manual fulcrum stretches; he gained 2,25” or 6 cm - better to write this number in metrical system IMHO; 6 cm = 60 millimeters. So the Gain index is 60/650 = 0.092.
Now, you apply a prudential parameter to the Gain Index, because Bennett could be more blessed for gains then most of people : I would apply a 0.7 prudential correction - which is purely arbitrary. So your Gain Index is
0,066 millimeters/hour. (When you write numbers, report at least 4 decimal numbers, for obvious reasons).
Now, everyday that you are consistent, you see the ‘Total Ongoing Gain’ (6th column) : it is a very small number, but is better than nothing. Move your ass if you really want gains.
Make Adjustements To Your Routine
After a significative amount of work - let’s say enough work that is giving a ‘Total Ongoing Gain’ of at least 5 millimeters - take a week off and then measure your gains. Write what you gained : if nothing, time to pass to a different technique; if more or less than planned, report that number as well; you can stick with what you have been doing if you are satisfied with your gains; in this case, adjust the ‘Gain Index’ accordingly : if you gained 9 millimeters with 100 hours of total work, you have an index of 0,09; adjut with the precautionary parameter of 0.7 (because probably in the next cycle you’ll probably gain less with the same amount of work, being your penis partially adapted to the work) and you have a ‘Gain Index’ of 0.063. Take a decon break of 2-6 weeks from PE, and then start your next plan.
I have attached to this post an excel sheet (zipped) that reports the example I made; numbers are my work; numbers are in EU format, so ‘,’ = ‘.’.
Have nice gains.
Last edited by marinera : 05-03-2011 at .