My best results are a result of allowing more rest days. I typically jelq/pump one day, rest the next and so on. Occasionally I will jelq/pump one day, jelq the next, then have a rest day. I noticed with more rest my flaccid size is larger, and that erections are faster and easier to maintain.
I started by jelqing five days on, one off, and found that I was having erection problems. Also, pumping has helped a lot. I jelq for five minutes, pump for five at -4 to -5 Hg, jelq for five and so on, for about thirty to forty minutes.
In conclusion, I get better all around results from plenty of rest.
Age: 42 Start date: July 14, 2004 Non-BPEL 5 5/8"; Erect girth, mid shaft, 5", base 5 1/4"
Current stats: BPEL 7.5"; Erect girth, mid-shaft (MSG) 5.25", base (BG) 5.5"
I know this is a older post but I have to say, do what works for you!! I mean we are all different. We all know how are bodies work well I mean most of us do. In my opinion stretching every day is fine I mean unless your doing extreme stretches or something to that extent then you would want to give your self a break for a day or maybe two. I have also heard of guys doing stretches every day for months and had not even realize they severely injured them self’s because they just thought they were feeling sore from stretching. I once stretched everyday for 3 weeks in a row no breaks at all. Some of those days I would not warm up I just jumped right into my stretches and girth exercises. Now I always combine my exercises because that is just what works for me. I do my exercises in sets just like body building, I mean once I get to a point were say I have the length I want but don’t have the girth I want then ill just work at girth but until then I am combining both and its working I do rest some times but as for the next few months I don’t plan to rest to much. Rest days are important but if you really push your self and really get those stretches in everyday for weeks and months with out any rest days it is worth it, you could very well get an injury a lot easier that way so just be careful and be strict but most of all do what works for you.
I always revert back to bodybuilding when doing PE (and that may be a huge mistake) but It seems that it’s a lot like building muscle. You want to do as little as possible to tear down the unit and then let it rebuild. If you condition whatever your working too intensely, you are just making it that much harder to tear it down the next time. IMO you want to constantly push the unit a little harder each time. If you set the bar too high from the start, you have nowhere to go, and I think that’s why so many people benefit from Decon breaks. They push themselves so far, they have nowhere to go.
This is just my opinion, but to me it depends on what’s causing the growth. If you’re gaining from ligament stretching, that’s different than gaining from tunica growth/expansion. Gaining from increased EQ is different from both as well.
I mean to me it seems like there has to be an increased ability to expand. An erection is internal pressure right? Like a balloon. You either need more pressure to expand the balloon or you can stretch the balloon or you can change the structure holding the balloon in.
On one hand I’m hesitant to relate it to the hypertrophy that bodybuilders are experiencing. At least not hypertrophy in the same sense. In other words I’m hesitant to apply bodybuilding techniques regarding on/off days. This is just because I see PE as atypical so far as we are not using forces our body is structured to inflict. I mean our quadriceps perform a function. Targeting the quads while weight lifting means performing that function with sufficient weight and sufficient repetition to cause hypertrophy. With hanging, the force is not something our penis typically experiences. Clamping comes close. Pumping…I mean it’s similar but again, not normal in terms of typical function. Jelqing is again, somewhat normal if you consider changes of internal pressure during sex and gaining of erection, but still our penis doesn’t move blood through itself that way normally.
On the other hand from my limited experience, it would seem rest days make sense. Intuitively I’d think rest days that have some gentle encouragement towards expansion or stretching, just enough to maintain whatever signal is telling the body to adapt…but not enough to put it in defense mode.