Hanging With Infrared
My routine has changed significantly since I started my previous progress report thread, so I’m starting a new one. My old heat pad was too bulky and was causing me to lose vac pressure while hanging, so I decided to look into different heating devices. A lot of my new routine is based off of information this thread by Solvay1927: Why Near Infrared is better than FIR and US
I would recommend reading through it if you have not already. I picked up a chinese near infrared heat pad that has both 660nm and 850nm wavelengths and supposedly can reach 200mw/cm^2. I’ve been slowly working up in volume to reach what I’m doing for my current routine.
Here is the updated routine I plan to follow:
- Hang for 1 hr/day, 5x/week. For the first 30 minutes, I hang with the IR pad wrapped around my shaft. I take it off and hang with no heat for the last 30 minutes.
- Use an ADS for as long as possible. I am currently wearing it for about an hour and a half, but am adding volume in 15 minute increments.
- Firegoat rolls for every hour I’m spending under vacuum pressure. This is to try and prevent/reduce any discoloration I may experience from vacuum hanging. I probably do this for 3-5 minutes each time.
- No manual exercises, no jeqling, and no edging. Also, if I don’t wake up with morning wood, I’m probably not going to train that day. The goal is 5 hrs/week of hanging, but I also don’t want to overdo it. My goal is to get the maximum volume possible while still being able to recover from each session.
I’m currently hanging with 6 lbs. but will add weight as necessary. I’m planning to increase weights in 1/2 lb increments, and won’t increase the weight more than once per week.
I am going to be tracking everything in a spreadsheet for convenience, and plan to post weekly summaries here. Currently I am only tracking time spent hanging, the weight I’m hanging at, time spent using infrared, and time spent in the ADS. I’m not going to be tracking my pre/post BPFSL because my glans typically have some fluid buildup after hanging which makes the post BPFSL a less reliable measurement in my opinion. I am going to stick to measuring every 4 weeks for more noticeable gains. Is there anything else I should be tracking?
My current BPFSL is around 7 1/2" - 7 5/8", and my goal is to reach 7 7/8" after 4 weeks. 1/4" per month is a lot to ask for, but hey, shoot for the moon right?