Theory on tissue toughening and expansion, with numbers. Everyone please read.
I’ve been thinking about some of the issues related to toughening and expansion. I read somewhere once on a thread that PEers tend to turn from ‘growers’ into ‘showers’. I.e. flaccid size increases at a faster rate than erect size. I’ve been thinking about this a bit and I think it may have to do with tissue toughening, and if we can measure a fairly accurate co-efficient of expansion, we could have a way of tracking toughening. For example:
Person A has 4 inch flaccid length and 6 inch EL before starting PE. Co-efficient of expansion is 6/4 = 1.5 = EL is 150% greater than FL
Three months in, he has 5 FL and 7 EL. Co-efficient of expansion is now 7/5 = 1.4 = EL is now only 140% greater than FL. The 10% expansion loss can be explained by tougher tissues inside the penile structure, which inhibit greater expansion because they are now harder to stretch during an erection than they were before.
I figure if I could construct a database that tracks the amount of ‘loss of expansion’ and get Thunder’s members to start inputting their numbers, I could construct a relative range with percentiles and such. That way, members would be able to see where they fall, and new members would be able to refer to the data to judge if they are working too hard and losing too much of their penile tissue’s expansive capability (as compared to how much expansion loss other members have experienced in a given time frame). One could then also separate groups of members according to the type of exercises they did, and maybe there would be correlations between expansion loss and certain exercises. This would be very useful because then one could argue that some exercises cause more or less toughening than others, and one would have actual numbers to compare just how much. In conjunction with overall exercise effectiveness, this could give an accurate picture of the pros and cons of doing a particular exercise for a particular PEer with a particular ‘co-efficient of expansion’ and a particular historical ‘loss of expansion’. Alternatively, instead of measuring loss of expansion based on either length or girth, one could use flaccid volume vs. erect volume to get a more complete picture. In fact I think this would probably be more accurate since it incorporates the fact that penile tissue expands in more than one direction during an erection, because it’s constructed like a mesh.
Another idea would then be, well how do we keep loss of expansion as low as possible? I don’t have any concrete ideas on this, but perhaps trying an exercise/recovery supercycle - e.g. workout for 3 days, off for 6 days, with some very light ADS on the 6 off days? That way, it’s like building a mini-decon cycle into the actual routine. Just an idea.
I admit this model’s numbers would be somewhat guesstimated, and also, this model functions on the assumption that everyone’s penile tissue has more or less the same properties with regards to toughening, but I think it’s definitely a step towards being more scientific and empirical about this.
Once again, this is all based on what I’ve been reading in the forums. To really ascertain what I’m claiming here, I’d have to do some number crunching. I definitely feel like my overtraining has made me a victim of expansion loss - I’ve got a fairly large-ish 5x5.125 flaccid hang, but that only expands to about 6.3 x 5.5 most of the time. Compared to some of the statistics I’ve seen in the PE database, that’s really poor expansion.