All these theories are interesting, but my question is whether or not those who definitely have this cord have seen any gains at all beyond the point it became a factor? I’ve been holding off measuring, but it “feels” like I’ve made some progress by jelqing just before stretches, in my imagination having broken down the tissues before they are stretched. I also feel the cord least when I do BTC stretches so I’ve been doing extra sets of those. I’m scheduled to measure on Mar 20th, but definitely worried I’ll be disappointed. If I can see just a few mm’s I’ll be encouraged.
I definitely think progress can be made despite the “cord” (we really have to come up with a good name for it now that Marinera has discredited “dorsal thickening”). Look at Saiyan22 (who has the cord): saiyan22 - Saiyan22 New Gains With Pics And Comparisons . Despite it, he’s made considerable gains. The thing with the cord is that if you ignore its existence and PE without focusing on what you need to do to elongate it you WILL be wasting your time. I am a good example of that as in the past I hung SD for long amounts of time with no gains. Having the cord, its important to recognize it as your limiting factor and design a routine around it that will systematically elongate it. Ultimately, I’m saying this “Work smarter, not harder, because in this case, working harder may get you nothing at all”.
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