Why I've abandoned weights
Ok, guys, chew me up and spit me out, but here goes:
In four months and 140 hours in 1996, I went from 6 to 7-1/4 erect using a max of six pounds (with the scary loop attachment).
Since then, I tried once more, got to about 20 hours, nothing.
Bigger inspired me and with the Bib I started hanging again. after 70 hours using 5-15 pounds (between September and mid-November; not good weekly average), my dead stretch went from 7-3/8 MAX* to 7-5/8 MAX*. I was psyched.
The stick hangers were more comfortable than the Bib, and I offered my apologies to Bigger when I stopped recommending the Bib. But I didn’t get far with them when the PowerJelq guy contacted me about using material from my site, and I looked at his weird contraption (talk about conspicuous - it’s as bad as a JES Extender!) and thought, hmmm….next thing I knew I had the principal boiled down to $1.50 worth of wood and a saw, and I was trying it out (maybe PVC is even cheaper - who cares?).
OK: 5 years of PE, my standard answer to “can I make the head bigger?” has ranged from “no” to “I don’t think so.” Mine had always been 1-3/8 across soft, even when my shaft was 1” in diameter. With the sticks, within a week it was at 1-1/2. consistently (I am an obsessive measurer, by the way).
The shaft - never more than 1-1/4” near the head (+1/8 near the base) - almost immediately went to 1-3/8, and now pushes 1-1/2 often.
Dead stretch - in a few weeks of 15 minutes/day- has gone to 7-7/8 MAX.
*When I say MAX I mean the absolute most I can reasonably credit, and not the typical, which at 7-7/8 is a slightly short 7-3/4. I know this measuring is a little flaky and variable, but I have done enough of it that I know when something is happening. Trust me: something is happening.
And the ‘other guy’s dick’ syndrome - you know, where you reach down and go “whoa” or drop your shorts in front of the mirror and say “holy shit!” has become a regular thing the last few weeks.
What I DON’T have is the anxiety of trying to conceal the gizmos and make excuses for 10 or 15 pounds of weights next to my desk.
I can apply more pressure with less pain, vary it instantly, work into the base get all the coolness of the Bib “Uli” or whatever you call it. In 15 minutes a day! No fancy lubes, warmups, shaving pubic hair - none of this ritualistic crap. Just grab and pull, with very little strain on the hands and arms even at tremendous tension.
And here, for me, is the ultimate: concealibiity. I used to have a drum set, and since have always have had a pair of drumsticks around. I can leave the most effective PE device I’ve ever found lying on the coffee table in the living room and no one will consider it unusual for a second (unless they mention the Drummer’s Secret, in which case they’ll certainly get a sly smile ;-).
And two pieces of dowel. If someone questions you, say “I don’t know. You got any use for them?” Give ‘em away if you have to, and make some more.
I’ve been blindly enthusiastic in the past about specific techniques, and yeah, I’m doing it again. If I’m the only one this works for, I’ll go back to weights and everything else on my site. But I believe anyone who gives these things an honest try is going ask “why do weights?”
I hope others will ‘weigh in’ - but remember, not here; this forum is just about hanging weights ;-)