First of all I want to thank all the contributors on this forum for giving me the tools to push foward with PE.
I’ve been lurking around these forums for quite some time, especially surrounding the threads regarding US as an aid for PE. And I finally decided to create an user and now putting out my first post. Hopefully some of my data would help the process further and for me to receive some guidance on my further process.
My setup for the moment is quite simple. I’m running on 2pcs US2000, analog fishing scale tied to a desk, Pmpro vacuum bell, outdoor thermometer for temp control, Rice sock for stress relax.
The session itself are :Stress relaxation 15 min external heat (1.5kg), US heat 20min (3kg), cold stretch 10 min.
I’ve attached my progress, as there were some issues with copy/paste excel data.
So based on the numbers my strain rate are nowhere near the suggested optimal level on 2.3%? Strain. However I’m ticking in an increase after each session. Total lenght increase are BPFSL +1.5cm and BPEL +1.9cm after 14 sessions with the US assisted PE.
Lessons learned so far:
- invest in a proper vacuum bell for the glans(Ebay copies provides slippages, edema and pain)
- Use more gel than you think is necessary
- Be sure to control temperature
- cold stretch should not be done with vacuum attachment
Upgrades to my existing setup would be the following:
- Thermometer and data logger to provide constant condition updates and historical figures.
- Rebuild vacuum bell to be used with vacuum-press with gauge.
- Digital scale to improve load control
Now to my questions:
- What might be the issue regarding the strain rate? Each US-session last 20 minutes, whereas 12-13 minutes of the session I’m averaging on 41 degrees Celsius. If I’m going over 3.6-3.8 kg there are development of edema just below frenulum so increasing weight is probably not correct for me at this stage. If I’m not mistaken the optimal strain rate are based on data from some of the forum members? Such as Kyrpa, Manko, etc. Would it be wise trying to chase these numbers at all?
- Should I spend more time during stress relaxation? Not showing too much of an alteration in pre-heat vs post stress relaxation.
Thank you all again, and please forgive my English as this is not my native language.
Impressive. Just outstanding progress you have here.
Looking on the gains only there is not much to improve at all. You are producing numbers not easily replicated for many. You can expect the gain rate certainly dampening in near future.
At the moment changing nothing is the way. In the future the gains start to diminish and very soon you need a decon break and the perfection of the technique starting again after it.
For the strain percentage, hope you don´t mind me asking if have you calculated it correctly. Percentage being percentual increase of the pre-exercise measurement?
The stress relaxation stretch duration is rather short for producing the maximal increase.
For the loading you don´t need to worry. In my opinion you don’t should not increase the load in any circumstances. Increasing time on your stress relaxation phase is the way to go.
The description of the phase does not reveal if the you have attachment of the scale to vacuum bell fixed or do you have some sort of elastic band or spring between?
START 18/13.15 cm Jul 24th 18 (7.09/5.18") NOW 22.5/15.2 cm Fer 12th 20 (8.86/5.98") GOAL 8.5"/ 6"
When connective tissue is stretched within therapeutic temperatures ranging 102 to 110 F (38.9- 43.3 C), the amount of structural weakening produced by a given amount of tissue elongation varies inversely with the temperature. This is apparently related to the progressive increase in the viscous flow properties of the collagenous tissue when it is heated. (Warren et al (1971,1976)