Thread: Should i do girth and length?
- 10-25-2010 #11
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
Dude I've been at it 2 years and havent yet made it to where you started! You should be thrilled with your size!!!!
- 10-27-2010 #12
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
There are those who feel that attempting to gain girth inhibits length gains, and there are those (such as myself and CUSP82) who feel otherwise.
It seems clear that some guys gain length more easily than girth, and some gain girth more easily than length. I think it makes sense to focus on one or the other if your goal is primarily in one direction, but I have not heard any argument, that I consider plausible and substantiated, that having more girth makes length gains more difficult.
In my case, when I started out I did a fair bit of jelqing and less stretching and I gained mostly length with relatively little girth for about a year. Then when the length gains slowed, I did much more stretching and added hanging (but continued jelqing) and gained girth more easily than length. So when I was doing what many would consider a girth-oriented regime I gained length and very little girth, and when I focused more on length I gained girth more easily.
I have the notion that at any given point either the outer layer of tunica with the primarily longitudinally-oriented fibers, or the inner layer of tunica with the primarily radially-aligned fibers, is going to be physically more susceptible to deformation. After deforming one layer to a certain extent, it may become more resistant to further deformation and at that point, the other layer becomes the one more susceptible to deformation. I suspect that for most people the layers both become more resistant to deformation over time, but which one is less resistant may see-saw back and forth.
As I said, it is just a notion. I have absolutely nothing apart from my own experience to back it up.
If you are really interested in this issue, you might want to check out this thread from a guy who tried to look into it as deeply as the limited available data would allow: http://www.thundersplace.org/forum/s...2&page=1&pp=15
Last edited by redbear52; 10-27-2010 at 02:18 PM.
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