I actually think the absolute program adherence line of thinking is Simple & Sinister. It's very popular when it comes to strength programs in particular. The program isn't the goal, the outcome is. Adjust as need be to get the desired outcome. Forget about whether or not you're loyal to the program. It's just the tool designed to get you somewhere.
I think that may have been a better route for me - going from 16 to 20 - but since when have I done what's best for me? I'm much too impatient to follow instructions/recommendations to the letter. I usually learn things the hard wayThat's why I like the 20kg so much. 24 is usually too much too soon, 16 too light, and 20 seems just right.
and to some that may be the 48......The 32 is my 1/2 bodyweight press, so to some that may be the 40.....in which case the 32 will be less of a demand and may take less time, so perhaps it is unwise to have an endpoint in mind.
I read this and was instantly reminded of a quip from my mother in my youth...It'll take four months. Unless it takes a different amount of time. then it'll take him however long that was. Whatever. He should do the program as written and not act like he knows how to write a program because he is swinging a 16kg.
We're all just starting out in one way or another! The different training philosophies are also all very helpful. Iron sharpens iron (pun not intended ). This afternoon I was trying to find Pavel's blog about the burger joint that doesn't allow derivations from the menu, but couldn't. Then the coffee shop's internet dropped and I gave up. It would be an interesting one to post.I'd just like to say, "Thank you" to every one of you who have been here, and done that, and have the patience to put up with, as well as help every one of us just starting out.