I started this with 2x24kg. Before this I had spent the past year going from 16-24kg on the ROP. I was able to finish the ROP with the full 5x 1,2,3,4,5 ladder's.
Then I took a break and went back to the PM with a mix of 16,24,32 kg bells before I started the Strong/One split. I have not tested my press on the 32kg yet and at this time I am now doing the KB Strong 8 week but with the KB Front Squat instead of the C&P due to a flare up of golfers elbow.
I plan to do this split again at a future point. Next I think I will just do the C&P program again but the short course with the 2x24kg before I try to tackle the 2x32(don't have 2x28's).
I wondered if doing Strong/One with double 24's would prepare you for double 32's. That seems to me like one heck of a jump. If you feel like you are ready to tackle the program wit 32's then that is awesome! Hopefully I will be able to follow in your footsteps.
Did double 24's seem like a stretch for you in the beginning after having done the ROP with a 24?
Right when I ordered KB Strong I also picked up a second 16 and 24kg bell.
So before I started the program I watched the video and just "practiced" the basic lifts(Front Squat,Double Clean and Press and Double Swing) with the 2x16 and the 2x24 for 2 weeks. No set plan but just getting familiar with the double lifts(which are quite a bit different!)
Then I felt I could start with the 2x24kg as the 2x16 just felt really light.
So that is why I started with the 2x24kg and it was challenging but not so much that I could not finish the sets without failure.
@Jeffry Tabb - I am not sure of exact Muscle mass but I will tell you this. My back and shoulders blew up and my waist got tighter and thinner. It was pretty noticeable. Some friends that I dont see often even remarked at how Strong and Trim I looked. I am 6' and was 215 when I started the program. Last week I weighed in at 208.
Geoff lists a ton of options.
He has recommended STRONG with the C&P and also the KB Front Squat(that is what I am doing right now)
Strong program seems geared for GRINDS.(Press,Push Press,Squat)
ONE seems to me geared for Ballistics/Kinetic movements IE Swing,Snatch,Jerk,Longcycle.