The Amazing Human Ability of Supercompensation
OK, guys, after returning from a several year break and reading some stories of the successful gainers on the site, I have a new theory on gains. This theory is based off of the type of sports training called complex training that I used while training for sports a few years ago. Now I know that there are a lot of people at TP that compare PE to bodybuilding and many that completely disagree with that analogy, but read this and give it some thought.
To add some more background information, I remembered this idea after reading the Peter Dick method thread and reading some of tae_lord’s posts. The main thing that I got from the Peter Dick method was his suggestion to constantly vary the exercises, intensities, durations, and the other variables of a PE routine. The main thing I got from tae_lord was this quote: “Basically anytime I was horny and felt an urge to workout, I worked out. In which they came in cycles, that I believe naturally made me grow.” I’ll get to why these stuck out and made me remember this concept.
THE CONCEPT OF SUPERCOMPENSATION:
There are basically four phases that are important in the idea of Supercompensation:
To demonstrate this concept, I will compare a PE workout to a regular workout at a gym. In this case, the Stimulus is the exercise, let’s say regular bicep curls. After completing a few sets that push the biceps to their limits, the biceps are weakened and unable to perform as well as before. This is Fatigue. After you leave the gym (and you might need to eat something) your body begins to repair the damaged muscle fibers. This is Recovery. After several days you return to the gym to do bicep curls and you have found that you are indeed stronger than you were before. This is Supercompensation and it is the body’s natural ability to react to a stimulus and become more able to handle that stimulus in the future.
Below are two links that illustrate this principle.
If you follow this link and go to page 29 of the file, you will see a basic illustration of the principle. Take note that following supercompensation is a return to the baseline state. This means that in order to take advantage of supercompensation, one must introduce a new stimulus or else he will just return to his previous state.
On page 37, a new concept is illustrated, that recovery and supercompensation are based on the intensity of the stimulus (and thus the depth of fatigue). The more intense the stimulus, the greater the supercompensation but the longer the recovery period. There is other good information on this file that might be worth taking a look at.
RELATING THIS TO PE:
This is a very simple concept. In fact, I would say that everyone has a sort of intuition about it. If not we’d be PEing 24 hours a day with the hope of gaining an inch in a week. We know that this is not the case and that we need to manage the intensities of our workouts and get enough recovery before we go out at it again.
Again, we know that skeletal muscles and the tissue in the penis are not the same. It is not entirely clear of what factor is falling during fatigue and rising during supercompensation. I would say that the best term would be general erection quality since it is harder to maintain an erection after a strenuous PE workout and that a gain in size is certainly an increase in the quality of one’s erection. Another question that this may raise is, “Well, what about clamping? The idea of clamping is to consistently expand the penis and keep it that way.” The answer to this I cannot say. Perhaps someone with more clamping experience could comment.
THIS RAISES SOME VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT PE:
1) How do we know when we have achieved supercompensation?
This is where tae_lord’s advice comes in. I know from previous that is very easy to get obsessive and do too much with the hope of achieving gains faster or out of frustration from not getting gains fast enough. After reading tae_lord’s posts and combining them with my own experience, I have come to the conclusion that it is a bad idea to do PE before you have fully recovered from the last session. This means that if you follow a certain schedule of days on and off and you are scheduled to do PE that day but aren’t feeling up to it, then skip the day and do it the next day. At the same time, this probably indicates that if you are extremely horny and are getting powerful erections, take advantage of it and do some extra PE.
2) How can we ensure that we always get a enough fatigue to ensure strong supercompensation?
This is where Peter Dick’s theory comes in. In my opinion, the answer is consistently changing the stimulus. I know first hand from weight lifting that the results are the best when the weights, reps, and exercises are changed regularly. This is a generally accepted principle that applies to working out and if the idea of supercompensation is accurate, it most surely goes for PE too.
3) What else can we do to ensure good recovery and thus good gains?
There are many theories. Some include a good diet, being in good shape, cessation from masturbation or sex, etc. This is up to all of us to find out individually.
Again, this is just a theory. As I said before, I am just now returning to PE so I haven’t had experience putting it directly into play but I do know that my previous PE experience indicates that there is a type of supercompensation going on. I urge the more experience members to comment on this especially the big gainers (not that the no gainers or little gainers don’t deserve respect). Enjoy.