When using an ADS: As far as tension goes less is more. As far as time goes more is more.
I started in May of 06 at 6 3/4” x 6” BP. I did the standard newbie routine (jelqs and stretching) and by October I was at 7 1/4” to 7 1/2” x 6 1/4”. And that’s where I stayed. I was trying everything hanging, fulcrum hanging, O bends, ballooning, fowfers, and an ADS for short periods at very high tension, still jelqing and stretching. The only thing I got was a sore dick, no more growth.
So this April I adapted my ADS with a larger hanger head and started wearing it all day, 8:00am till bed time. I only took it off to have sex or go to the bathroom. I would start on very low tension and increase gradually all day long, sometimes backing it off and gradually increasing again. I am at the point where I feel naked with out it. Anyway, the composition of my member started to change. It is much more pliable when flaccid. It hung looser and would fold over in the middle which never happened before, still the same size though.
In mid May I started jelqing with horse squeezes and O-bends a couple times a day, ballooning a couple of times a week, hanging once or twice a week and stretching in the hot tub a couple of times a week. Still wearing the ADS for as much of the day as possible.
This weekend after a fulcrum hanging session I measured and I had hit the promised land 8” x 6 3/8”.
I get the feeling that it works like one of those long thin balloons that clowns make animals out of. You can blow on them until you blow an o-ring and nothing happens but stretch it a few times and it fills right up. I think keeping constant low tension prepared and loosed the tunica for whatever work out I was doing that day.