Think About A Newbie’s Gains
I was rereading an article I posted here a while ago and thinking about the principles of PE, and I tried to understand a newbie’s usually impressive gains. Two factors are at play, I believe: (1) As a newbie, any penile exercise is a radical departure from doing nothing at all – just like a newbie hitting the gym [almost any type of routine will give a newbie gains in the gym; the hard part, of course, is to continue realizing gains through the intermediate and advanced stages of training], and (2) As a PE newbie, we haven’t begun to generate much intensity; therefore, we probably didn’t overly-traumatize the penile tissues.
This is the article:
some PE physiology
But focus on this passage:
“The corpora cavernosa in the male penis is similar in construction to the pore cells in marine life called sponges. Repeatedly stretching the pore cells in a live sponge will cause it\’s absorption pores to expand and heal in this expanded state to adapt to the minute tearing of the cellular walls of the pores, thereby making the pore cells larger and more capable of absorbing more water and nutrients.
The corpora cavernosa is a live tissue which responds similarly in the manner of a sponge (Martini, 1998); therefore, continuous stretching and healing should cause the distensible blood spaces to increase their ability to absorb more blood, as a sponge does with water, and thereby increase actual size of the erectile tissue.
For a bodybuilder, the blood rushing into the muscle during resistance weight training (also known as “the pump”) stretches the layers, forcing them to rebuild in slightly larger and larger shapes. Now, to increase the size of your penis, you must somehow stretch the connective layers that surround your erectile tissue.
The external exercises men perform with natural penis enlargement programs stimulate the connective layers of the penis to achieve, after repeated sessions, permanent increase in size and strength. These exercises do not cause new cells to appear – simply, pre-existing cells are forced to increase in size a small amount each time the exercises are performed. During the rest period between the exercises day, your body will rebuild itself a little bigger and stronger and with time and persistence you will begin to see measurable results.”
We tend to forget that the penile tissues are not only expanding, but they need to heal in order for those blood-holding spaces to increase in size – similar to a marine sponge. Most beginners tend to see some quick gains, but as soon as the gains start to slow down they begin reaching for the advanced shit…and probably quickly traumatize those tissues.
“Minute tearing of the cellular walls” is also mentioned – although, I don’t believe this is quite parallel with the microtearing of striated muscle tissue. However, it’s clear that in PE there has to be some type of tearing. Imagine that spongy tissue expanded 100% (during erection, of course); in order for us to gain size, we need to force those tissues to at least 101% - and that must necessarily result in some minute tearing. Because, obviously, simply having repeated erections does not increase penile size (other than the normal inflation associated with an erection).
However, what happens if we force so much blood into those spaces, via extreme impaction, that we really pummel those tissues? Well, first off, you’ll see evidence of this gradually with penile discoloration. I have a rather dark ring of discoloration near my circ scar – much darker & more defined that it ever was. As hobby & others have discussed, this is caused by blood being forced into spaces it should not be (i.e., from mild hemorrhage within the penis), and deposits of iron (or other minerals) are left behind, resulting in a gradual buildup, which is seen in the form of that dark ring. So, that is clear evidence of “tearing.” But is that type of PE going too far?
I would suspect that it is. If we take an analogy from weight training, when we really pound a muscle to hell, it takes a lot of recuperation for that muscle just to get back to where it was prior to the session. If we don’t allow sufficient rest – or even if we do allow rest, but keep traumatizing those muscles with super high intensity – long term growth is seriously hindered.
I’m wondering if my abbreviated stealth PE has significantly compromised my gains. Also, as I “progressed,” I made my jelqs & stretches progressively more intense – did I really need to? I beginning to suspect that increased volume of PE may be a more sensible way to progress, rather than obliterating our spongy tissues.
I’m going back to 1 workout per day – even if I have to do it at 5 a.m. I’m going to wet jelq every other day, very slowly and firm – but not like a uli. I’m going to hot wrap before & after. And I’m going to start with only about 100 in the beginning, but increase only about 40 per day, every 2 weeks (100 first 2 wks, 140 2nd 2 weeks, 180 3rd 2 weeks, etc.).
For stretches, I’m going to do them daily; however, I’m going to alternate “heavy” days & “light” days. The heavy days will be when I wet jelq, the light days will be done on the “off days.” Heavy stretch sessions will include 4 or 5 different stretches done with extreme intensity, for at least 30 minutes straight, utilized with hot wraps.
The light stretch days will include only about 2 or 3 different stretches, done moderately, for about 15 minutes per session. I’ll also do “piss stretches” whenever I hit the shitter.
I’m going to begin this routine after another few weeks of rest, taking careful measurements along the way. But I’m not going to up the intensity of my wet jelqs – they will remain constant, with the exception of the 40-rep increases every 15 days.
I’m starting to be convinced that extreme PE can be very counterproductive. We’re just stomping those sponge cells to pieces, digging too deeply for those cells to repair themselves. And, when they do manage to enlarge (on occasion), I think the trauma is so extreme that most compensation is done laterally, instead of vertically, resulting in a little bit of girth but no length.
I remember how bloated my cock used to look, back in the day, for a couple days after my workouts. I no longer get that with abbreviated stealth routines. I’m going back to the beginning and attempting to jumpstart my gains. I fear I may have set back my progress by as much as 8-12 months already. :(