Time Flies! And So Did I

Hello Again Everybody!

 

Time sure flies. I too have been flying in the past few weeks. Lots of travelling going on and I’ve once again been unable to keep my promises 😦 That makes me very very sad. But I just can’t stop coming back to this blog as it’s something for which I have a lot of drive and passion. The only issue is that something always seems to crop up whenever I decide to devote some serious time to this activity/potential world changing research. During my travels, I’ve been eating horribly and have packed on quite a few pounds (12 for the curious among you). So before anything else happens, those pounds have gotta go!

The good news is that where I’m going now, I’ll be there for the next 4 months at least. So that should give me plenty of time to conduct some meaningful research and experimentation. I also plan to control my diet a little bit more and work on locating the points to which pressure needs to be applied more accurately.

My next post in all likelihood will be after 1.5-2 weeks.

Until Then, I’d like to thank everyone for periodically checking this blog for an update and I’d also like to apologize for the disappointment you may have felt in most of the times.

Thanks Again!

Loading Day 4

Hello Again! Here is the loading routine for today:

1. 45 Seconds sideways just below the last joint (top of intermediate phalange)

2. 45 Seconds up-down just below last joint (same as above)

3. 45 seconds sideways just above last joint (distal phalange)

4. 45 seconds up-down just below the second (middle) joint (the one connecting the intermediate and proximal phalanges)

 

As usual Pictures below:

Taken just after loading

Now, here’s what I’m thinking: right now, I’m just doing what I think is a rudimentary routine. I’ll go look up Minigolfer’s blog for more info on routines as soon as I have the time. Then, I’ll start modifying my routine as needed. Moreover, if I get the time, I’ll try to read up the really technical stuff on Minigolfer’s blog-again, http://www.heightquest.com, it’s a must visit for anyone interested in bone growth-and then post my interpretation here, in simple terms (I hope) WITH the express permission of MiniGolfer which I hope I can get. Minigolfer, if you’re reading this, please say something to this effect in the comments section.

Additional Notes: Right now, I’m going to the gym almost roughly 3-4 days a week with resistance training + HIIT for 4-5 minutes on the stationary bike. I have a horrible diet and the only thing I take with regard to supplements is Centrum which I hope helps to cover up the very unbalanced meals I think I have.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another update, till then, Goodbye and Thanks for reading!!!

 

Loading Day 3

I’m very sorry guys but I’ve been very busy so I haven’t been able to post until now. Without further ado, here is the loading routine followed by pics:

 

Loading Routine:

1. 45 Seconds sideways just below the last joint (top of intermediate phalange)

2. 45 Seconds up-down just below last joint (same as above)

3. 45 seconds sideways just above last joint (distal phalange)

4. 45 seconds up-down just below the second (middle) joint (the one connecting the intermediate and proximal phalanges)

Pictures below:

Using the black ink again, the blue one was not as permanent as the black one.

 

I’m also looking into the routines for lsjl and will change accordingly when I get the time to study a better one. Looking forward to any suggestions on how to measure pressure being applied.

Loading Day 2

Day 2 Loading Update:

The pics were taken right after loading. I’ve changed the color of the ink to blue. Don’t worry, I’ve taken care not to cause any discrepancy and I’ve just marked over the previous lines. The last one however was a bit of a problem as it had been rubbed off somehow and I had to turn to the previous photos for placing it accurately. Fortunately, I had also noted the exact number of the bands of my fingerprints that the marks were on, so everything’s back on track.

Loading Done As Follows:

1. 30 Seconds sideways just below the last joint (top of intermediate phalange)

2. 30 Seconds up-down just below last joint (same as above)

3. 30 seconds sideways just above last joint (distal phalange)

4. 30 seconds up-down just below the second (middle) joint (the one connecting the intermediate and proximal phalanges)

Without further ado, here are the pics:

Loading Day 2 Pic 1 – Taken right after loading, you might see the marks left by the clamp.

Loading Day 2 Pic 2 – Ignore the slight black marking on the last phalange. Take into consideration only the blue markings.

Loading Day 1

These pictures were taken a couple of minutes after loading. Loading was done as follows:

1. 45 Seconds sideways just below the last joint (top of intermediate phalange)

2. 45 Seconds up-down just below last joint (same as above)

3. 30 seconds sideways just above last joint (distal phalange)

4. 30 seconds up-down just below the second (middle) joint (the one connecting the intermediate and proximal phalanges)

Pictures below:

If any of you, especially Minigolfer, have any improvements or changes to suggest to the clamping routine and any method to measure the pressure that the clamp is applying, I would greatly appreciate it if you could mention it in the comments.

Introduction – What this blog is about, What this blog will do, Why is it doing it and What you can expect from it.

Hi Everybody!

Thanks for taking the time and effort to reach this blog. I assume that if you’ve found this blog, you are interested in LSJL or Lateral Synovial Joint Loading. I would strongly suggest that you go to www.heightquest.com to get the full gist of the matter, but seeing how incredibly technical that blog is, I’ll try to sum it up as best as I can in the following lines:

LSJL is the science of applying pressure to specific parts of the bones in the body in specific ways such that this pressure causes the bones to change or remodel, specifically, increase their length, thereby opening the door for height growth after puberty.

I hope that was clear but if it wasn’t, then please, please, please visit www.heightquest.com

The man behind the blog, Tyler Christopher Davis or Minigolfer is just amazing in the amount of homework that he does. That blog is like a repository of all the cutting edge news and developments in the bone remodeling world. Bone remodeling holds much more promise than just height increase. If things go right, we could be looking at a whole new way of treating bone injuries, so understandably, this field is one that is going through rapid developments and I feel, after reading through literally hundreds of height increase blogs and sites that Minigolfer has got one of the best handles on this one so far. The only people who probably know more about this than him are either Orthopedic Surgeons or the Professors doing the research papers and experiments.

Before we go any further, let it be known that I will post comments on minigolfer’s blog by the name “LSJLTester”. In the past, I’ve posted as “Admirer” twice.

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for: The problem with LSJL, or for that matter, anything that’s claimed to change height or increase it after puberty, is that it automatically gets thrown into the “Scam” bin. This is the same issue that I’ve seen with LSJL. There is virtually no proof except from Minigolfer himself and around 3-4 other people. I’ve seen pictorial proofs only on Minigolfer’s blog and the rest are just words. Like they say, “pics or it didn’t happen”. The pics that Minigolfer has uploaded as proofs of growth leave a lot to be desired. I respect the guy but this is one area where he needs to improve a lot. Shaky pictures, poor resolutions and bad lighting. What I’m saying is that the pictures he uploads cannot be called conclusive. I think it’s probably because he has to hold the camera himself while he positions the scale or other stuff.

To solve these problems, and to put to rest all doubts once and for all, Minigolfer decided to do LSJL on his finger as any gains would be extremely evident and clearly visible, thereby proving once and for all that LSJL works. But the pictures and this time even videos that were uploaded were still inconclusive. Growth was claimed but very difficult to see. The thing with looking for something is that if you look hard enough, you’ll start seeing what you want to see irrespective of whether it’s there or not.

So, seeing that I’m neutral about LSJL (neither skeptic nor believer) I took it upon myself to perform LSJL on my finger and post daily results. I’ll be marking a few spots on my fingers so that it’s much easier for anyone looking at the pictures to see if there has been any change in length or not. I’ll be posting 2 images daily. I’ll be performing LSJL on my finger every day. I’ll be doing LSJL on the ring finger of my left hand.

So to recap:

What this blog is about? It’s about LSJL and its results

What this blog will do? It will attempt to give a conclusive result or pictorial proof about the results of LSJL

Why is it doing it? Well, I forgot to mention this but I’m very interested in LSJL for the potential it shows in bone remodeling. Also, I’m inspired by Minigolfer’s dedication to this cause.

What you can expect from it? You can expect 2 pictures every day for at least a month. The pictures will be clear and the markings on my hand will be refreshed every day to keep them visible. Any suggestions to improve credibility will be heard.

I also need a little help from you guys as well. I’m going to be photographing my hand with a nokia N8 as it has a 12 MP camera. The trouble is, I’m afraid I’ll run out of space on wordpress as each image is going to be 4000 x 3000 pixels in size. The first set of images, I’m going to upload in full, but if anyone alerts me to a size cap on the total number of and file size of images you can have on your wordpress blog, I’d be grateful.

Thanks a lot for reading and let’s hope for success!

(P.S. I’m kinda new to bloggin so if I’ve broken any rules or been inconsiderate or disrespectful, forgive me and bring it to light. I don’t know the common etiquette of blogging very well and would like to be alerted to mistakes right away)

(P.P.S I’m also gonna cover my ass with this disclaimer: Anything you see on this blog is solely my own experience that I’m sharing with the world. I do not recommend anyone to do or copy in any way anything they see on this blog. You and only you will be solely responsible for any harm that you bring upon yourself if you choose to do anything mentioned on this blog. I AM NOT A DOCTOR, CONSULT ONE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING TO YOUR BODY!)

Okay, that’s it, I’m signing off now. Just to let you know what the pictures are going to be like, I’m gonna upload the first 2 images in this post.

First Day. As you can see, the marks I’ve made on my finger will make it much easier to see any change in length that will occur. I’ll hold a scale beside those marks so that you can easily compare multiple pictures. I’ll try to keep all other details as similar as possible in every picture. The ink I’m using to make the marks is permanent but I still refresh the marks every day so I don’t lose them. That way, you have a set of clear reference points to look for a change in length. If there is any growth, those marks should move further apart than they are now.

This time with the scale. I’ll try to use the same scale as much as possible. Once again, the theory is that if there is even a little bit of growth, then the marks should move further apart and this should be easily visible when you compare their positions on the scale.