Steve, are you also using a 24? I started with a 16kg on June 24th just to try out the weight, but that was too easy (did (1,2,3,4,5) x 5 straight away) so I went with the 24.
I am privileged in a way to arrive late into the strength training game so I am hoping to avoid the mistakes other people have made over the years and remain injury free, hence my question. This forum and the books are a gold mine. I can see how it may be easy to be tempted to move on too quickly so I also plan to take my time to really master that 24. I was disappointed about my form towards the end so that is something to work on. I'm thinking even if you stay stagnant for a week or even more at say this (1,2,3,4) x 5, that is still a decent volume and probably enough to become used to the whole thing without risking injury. I take loads of rest in between and today's presses took about an hour in total.
Brian, thanks for your feedback. I think I'll just see how it goes next week. I'll have two days off now, and then on Monday I should be fresh for an easy (1,2,3) x 5, then Wednesday (1,2,3,4) x 5 and we'll see for next Saturday. It's probably easy to overthink this but it is valuable to bounce some ideas around. I really liked Pavel's Do Not Afraid to Be Alone article, BTW, it's a great feeling, you and the bells alone.