Qs -- SO hanging for Bib and Vets
Following Bib’s LOT theory (mine is very low), I’ve switched to SO hanging over a chair using the starter Bib. I’ve discovered that I have to tighten the hanger and move it farther back than when I hung BTC in order to keep it from riding over the glans and putting too much pressure on the head. I’ve also discovered that there is naturally more pressure being placed on the head at this angle but I’m monitoring it carefully. Extending out the hanger straps and adjusting the hex nuts has helped keep this pressure down. I’ve been hanging using 17.5 lbs with heavy monofilament as the attaching line which helps weight loss from friction with the chair down.
My Qs concerns fatigue and stress level as well as tunica stretch and toughness. I don’t feel any soreness, in the tunica or otherwise,the next day (I hang 2-3 sets, 20-25 minutes) like I used to with the ligs in BTC. Is this normal or am I not creating enough stress on the tunica (I can feel that it’s pretty tight when I palpate behind the scrotum. It also feels incredibly strong, almost like a heavy duty cord, and that it would take some doing to stretch) and should I be upping the weight? I do feel a little bit of a dull ache during my sets, but the intensity of feeling is much less than BTC.
My second Q concerns gains to be realized. I know Bib has stated that tunica stretch is more difficult. I found when I hanging BTC that I could sense the hanger being closer to the floor after about a month and that I was getting a good stretch and could see and feel it after. Here (admittedly I’ve been only at it for 2 weeks and also haven’t measured) there doesn’t seem any change in the stretched length while hanging or shortly thereafter. Is this something I can expect to see change? Will it the change be far more gradual, because of tunica toughness, than with BTC?
I do believe that Bib’s LOT makes sense based on my experience so far (I gained about 1/4 inch in 3 months from BTC). One seeming way for me to tell is that when I hang SO (which is basically my erection angle) and palpate the lig bundle it moves around quite freely. There is a little tension there but is not tight like it would be at the lower angles and I can feel that it is the tunica that is bearing all the weight. That seems to suggest that over the near term and possibly the long haul, I (I’m perhaps repeating the obvious here I know) will have to focus more on the tunica than ligs to get length gains.