Hey Wanttopump...................you may want to try some warm water in the ball tube. Also try to keep it warm with a space heater if you can. And most important stay hydrated before , during and after the pump. Staying warm helps promote blood flow and will help with quicker gains. Just think if you jump into a cold pool.
There are lots of little things that can do to help with your gains. You need to find out what works for you. Some guys start with a hot shower to get everything loose and pliable. Good luck, get HUGE !