The Physiology of Initial Gains
There have been a lot of posts discussing initial gains. I am referring to noticeable gains of 1/2 inch or more during a period of several months. I myself had a rapid initial gain of more than 1 inch. After taking some time to research the subject, I have gained a perspective about initial gains. Most people who get into PE start out stretching and/or jelqing. I did both. As you might expect, these activities have an effect upon the skin, the tunica, the corpora cavernosa and the ligs - it STRETCHES them. Early on in PE, the penile tissues will stretch and stretch. In some people this stretch can be quite significant. However, there comes a point where the tissues will stretch no more. This is the natural progression in PE. When tissues reach that point and one pushes past that point, tissues begin to tear. This is what we are after - controlled damage. This is where the micro-tears occur and if done properly, real growth occurs. When guys see their initial gains level off, they tend to become discouraged. However, they should actually be happy because this is the point where they can begin to make REAL progress. However, real progress takes time. After the initial stretching, the real gains may take a couple of years depending upon the person’s physiology, the frequency of PE and the methods employed. I have gained a total of 1.5 inches so far. I had to take a month off due to a nagging injury and I saw my unit shrink back to almost pre-PE levels. The REAL 1/2 inch gain did not go away. However, the stretched gain did go away. I got it back after about a week of hanging and stretching when I started back. I have been involved in PE for 7 months. I am not discouraged that I have hit a plateau. I know that I will continue to gain, but at a slower pace. So, all of you who wonder about initial gains and why they slow down - now you know. Keep in mind that this is not an absolute for everyone. However, I think it applies to most of us.
ps. Differing opinions are welcome if not encouraged!
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