Question from a new hanger .
I have a question for the collected wisdom of the Forum.
I have been investigating PE for a couple years and have made a couple half-hearted runs at various routines comprised of jelqing and manual stretching. Just about 10 weeks ago after reading the experiences and successes of the forum members I decided to be more disciplined. In that time I have had some very encouraging success. My BPEL has gone from just under 6.5 to 7.1 and I have added about 0.2 in girth. I am essentially doing the newbie routine with some extra squeezes thrown in.
Last week I decided that I wanted to add some hanging to the routine. The manual stretches were showing promise, but I was experiencing fatigue in my arms and hands after 15 minutes of fairly intense stretching. Two weeks ago I made a hanging device based on the Hubbard workshop and started with 5 lbs in two 15 minute sets a day. I would like to do more sets but I simply cannot find the privacy to do more. At 5 pounds, I found the intensity of the stretch/hang to be significantly less than I expected. After each set, I didn’t feel the same “post-stretch” feel that I do when I finish 15 minutes of manual stretching. So I upped the weight to 10 pounds. At this weight I obviously felt more strain but it was nothing close to what I feel when I do the manual stretches. I have not experienced any ill effects from the stretching or the hanging sessions. No red pimples, no pain and no marks of any kind.
My questions are:
Is the intensity of the stretch that you get from a good hanging session supposed to be similar to the intensity that you feel from a manual stretching session?
Would the gradual addition of 1 or 2 pounds a week to my hanging sessions be advised at this point?
I am essentially looking to get that “post-workout” feeling of some level of fatigue and I am not getting it with 10 lbs.
Starting (10 / 2011): 6.50 BPEL, 5.50 MEG
Current: 7.50 BPEL, 6.00 MEG
Goal: 8.50 BPEL 6.50 MEG