Plateau Persists But So Do Benefits
I have not posted for quite a while, mainly because I was waiting until I had some positive results to report. As it happens, I have made no gains beyond the plateau I reached a couple of years ago. So what can I say?
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I became interested in PE in 1999, and after some uncertain beginnings I found my way to a serious and, I think, well-balanced routine. My beginning stats were 5.75 (BPEL) x 4.25 (EG), and I eventually grew to 7 x 5. Pretty good, I thought, but then, alas, I could gain no more. My goal was to reach 7.5 x 5.5, and for a year or more I worked with different schedules and approaches, giving each a real chance. But nothing doing, and so I took the pressure off. I continued to have a good time with PE, but with a view to maintaining rather than working all-out for gains.
Just over a year ago my professional life ended and I retired (I am now 66). I spent some time in Europe and otherwise messing about. I also took a complete break from PE for 6 months or so, partly to decondition completely, and partly because I needed just not to think about PE for a while. Recently, I have returned to the front line and have decided again to make a serious bid for the elusive 7.5 x 5.5. I am following, more or less, the routine set out by Memento. That is, two workouts per day, the first manual stretching and the second jelquing and squeezing. I do about 40 minutes of the first and 30 minutes of the second, two days on and one off. I have been on this routine for about a month, and it seems to be working well. It is pleasing to measure after a workout and find 7.25 x 5.25. This gain stays for several hours, and I see no reason why it won’t decide eventually to stay for good.
I supplement with testosterone (trans-dermal, bio-identical) and a range of other substances, some of which are medically prescribed. I also work hard at cardio and weight programmes.
So: what I mainly want to say in this post is that for many older guys especially — though not all, I agree — keeping the unit robust and in good working condition seems to me to be just as important as making gains. One reason I continued with PE was my belief that the energy springing from the root needs to keep springing, and being vital in the cock and balls has a good deal to do with being vital, pure and simple. Of course I want to gain that extra half inch as a motivator, and, as they say, hope springs eternal.
Apologies to the members who sent me pm’s but did not get a reply. I have only just discovered the messages, and a good deal of time has elapsed since they were sent. If you would still like a response, please let me know. I will be abroad, however, from mid-August to mid-September and might not find it easy to email during that time.