Thank you all. As usual, you've been very helpful.
I will add some detail. I already have the 32 kg KB, and don't plan on buying intermediate one because money and space reasons (we live in a flat, not a house, and KBs are convenient but you can't have as many as you would like). Also, I reached the Simple goal of Simple & Sinister on December last year.
I am using Pavel's Special Reports on my variety days. More concretely, I've been doing this month 5x2 long push presses with the 32, and they've gone well. I am able to push press the 32 anytime, also. It's the strict press what worries me a bit.
Doing more cycles with the 24 sounds like the more sensible approach, certainly.
Enter the Kettlebell has test days in the RoP for this very reason. So you get a periodic checkup on how much stronger you're getting and if you'll have to tweak something to get ready for the next bell. These are often ignored.
I would recommend going back through the RoP with the 24 but start introduce the 32kg by doing loaded cleans, Turkish Get ups, swings and maybe some loaded carries. This would get the nervous system accustomed to the new weight. It's almost like giving your brain a warning.
I did a test day at the end of December, and that's when I started using the 24 (I started the program with the 16 kgs to ensure learning good form). Swings and TGUs with the 32 have already been achieved, but they sound like a good idea and is an exercise I love, anyway. Also, thanks for the loaded carries suggestion. And by the way, Marcus is my favorite philosopher in the world
Maybe you can do some push presses or jerks with slow negative. This is very effective way to gain strenght.. and when you can press it once, do gtg pressing until you can hit sets of 3-4. After that you can start another Rop cycle. If that is what you desire.
I would be pretty strong guy, If I followed my own instructions, but because I don’t. Well, I’m not.
We have this saying in Finland: ”those who cannot do, those teach”..
Working on slow negatives is something I could try. When I push press the 32, it goes down a bit fast though I think I catch it well I tense my whole body, no rebound, knees locked).
I am using GTG to try and ace my pullups. I set a pullup bar on my kitchen door for that purpose.
It sounds like you are racing through the progression. It may be beneficial to work through it a little more deliberately, especially when you can't currently press the next bell up from your working bell.
You are now at 5 x 1-4. That does not mean you should necessarily do 5 x 1-5 on your next heavy day. You could just do 1 x 1-5 and 4 x 1-4. This is actually a significant step up in weekly volume since your medium day will now reset to 5 x 1-4. Then add one top set of 5 on heavy day each week. So the following week heavy day will be 2 x 1-5 and 3 x 1-4, then the week after that will be 3 x 1-5 and 2 x 1-4, etc.
You don't even HAVE to add any volume from week to week. Just because you aren't adding reps doesn't mean you aren't getting stronger. You can just repeat the same volume until it feels relatively easy and you don't have to rest as long between sets, THEN add volume. You can do the same when you get to the full 5 x 1-5. Just repeat it until it feels easy and you really own it. If you still can't press the next bell up after that, then you can think about different ways to cook the ladders (like 10 x 2, 3, 5 or 5 x 3, 5, 7) and other tricks to bridge the gap.
Steve, this suggestions is gold. Haven't though of that. Actually, my medium day was hard, not too hard (I was not near failure), but definitely more effortful than the previous week.
You have been great. Many thanks for your help!