In this Ask the Experts section, AJ “Big Al” Alfaro answers questions about male enhancement exercises and training methods. He covers R’s routine, improving erection quality, reps for the Squeeze, and Kegel form.
About the Expert: AJ “Big Al” Alfaro
AJ “Big Al” Alfaro has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, Salon.com, The “Jon Melichar Show,” The Boston Phoenix, PE Magazine, AltPenis Research, Weekly Wire, and Men’s Wellness News. He is the author of several books, guides and newsletters, including “For Men Only.” You can learn more about his consultation services at Male Enhancement Coach.
Q: I would like to know more about R’s routine…
… and how you would recommend adjusting it to a lighter version (for now). Eventually, I would like to get to a full blown, intense routine. Toward the end of my last successful routine stint, I was performing very intense routines and never felt too close to injury. Please tell me more. R’s routine may be a good fit for me. From my experience, I have had good gains with both types of exercise routines – more intense and shorter AND less intense but longer routines. The longer routines I’ve worked with in the past included a lot of stretching. The shorter routines included squeezing and jelqs.
The biggest thing for me is regular commitment – making SURE I exercise at least 2 to 3 times per week. My best gains were realized during long stints of 4 to 5 times per week, for months in a row. So, I will have to get disciplined. As usual, I can’t wait for your reply. It’s time to make some disciplined changes!
Big Al: Your enthusiasm and attention to detail are refreshing and most appreciated!
R’s routine, in its purest form, is centered around light, quick jelqs done with an upward stroke. You measure time as well as reps for this routine. The jelq itself can be altered to isolate length, girth or both.
Initially, I’d recommend a few sessions done well within your capabilities, so you’re able to get a feel for this routine. The format would appear as follows:
- Warm up
- R’s Jelqs
- Stop and Starts
- Warm down
The above would be done 4 to 5 times per week. Please let me know if you need any further clarification.
Q: I’d like to work on my erection quality more than anything,…
… so please guide me as to what exercises and diet I need to follow. I drink about 8 to 10 beers a week. Let me know if that’s too much and has to be stopped. Also I’m not sure whether to continue using Tadalafil or not.
Big Al: Your response is a mature, sensible one — as most trainees make their best gains with higher EQ levels. Would you be interested in performing a “stamina only” routine for a few weeks to concentrate your gains in that area? The beer quantity should not be a hindrance, but have you noticed any difference in your EQ or libido since you started on the tadalafil?
Q: I figured out the how to perform the squeeze…
… I already don’t know what I was doing before, but it was wrong. I’m still curious about the starting with five reps. Are we really only supposed to start with five? I believe I did the basic form of the squeeze. What’s the advanced version?
Big Al: For your first session(s), it’s best to err on the side of caution. You can always increase your reps as required, in the next session. The advanced version is when you bring your hands together while you squeeze.
Q: I’m still not sure if I’m Kegeling correctly,…
… I feel most of the squeeze around the anus and only some of the squeeze near the penis. Is there a way to check if I’m doing them right, apart from stopping urine flow?
Big Al: Yes, check out the Towel Raise video on the stamina page for a visual guide. The Towel Raise is essentially a weighted kegel.