New ideas (maybe) on Girth vs Length
Bib is the man and in NO way do I dismiss his advice at any time. However, here are some things to consider.
I have been working on my hanging techniques and at the same time would like to have more girth. Girth has many benefits including a better grip in the hanger allowing more weight comfortably… leading to better gains?
Anyway, Bib said long ago and many have since quoted him that length is best targeted first as a thicker penis presents more resistance to lengthening… as the theory goes.
Now, if I am not mistaken, Bib made girth gains near the base (apx the 1st 3rd) from hanging but no other hanging girth gains. He finished his growth with ULI type work for girth. Also, if memory serves he kept the hanger as close to the base as realistic for most of his hanging time.
If the above is accurate, it would seem that either the stresses of hanging caused the tissues to grow/stretch between his body and the hanger attachment or possibly/probability some tissue growth coupled with the added size of ligament tissue being pulled out along the penis as the ligament attachment points within the penis move away from the body as the penis elongates.
Anyway, as most hangers know, the hanger is taking up a number of inches of length. Hmmm… hanging is good for base girth and yet base growth/stretching seems to be where the length gains are coming from. And, since ULI work and Jelking concentrate on the last 2/3rds of the penis, maybe, just maybe, both can be attacked at the same time… or at least inter dispersed.
So, if the above is relevant… it would seem that one could hang AND do girth work and maybe even get better gains due to the extra stresses being placed on fatigued tissues.
I have started doing ULI work in between hanging. I am also trying to hang light weight in between heavy sets. I seem to easily tolerate 5 pounds for half an hour with a lightly tightened hanger. Of course I check the head often for feeling. The goal here is not to force more length as much as keep the tissues elongated and under some stress.
It is also interesting to note that Bib gained girth with modest internal pressure (again if memory serves) by staying wrapped and allowing his penis to fill with blood and stay that way but not tourniquet clamped all the time (although he did that also). I am thinking that some maximum work to force micro tears followed by modest work to maintain the tears while some healing and adaptation takes place may contribute nicely to over all gains.
Now, I am only a modest gainer by some standards so I offer this as merely my thoughts with the possibility of bettering everyones understanding and gains.