We’re saying the same thing. I guess John’s approach’s are sound but also a simple. He tries to create programs that don’t have you thinking about the weight you’re lifting or the %'s or adding load. In many of his programs he talks about a don’t think, don’t talk, just lift approach. It’s a simple pull this, press this, carry this that I’m finding both beneficial for me because it keeps me focused on exactly what I need to be doing and I’m not confined to time and making sure I’m hitting the next %'s, as well as always adding load to the bar. He stresses natural progression, and sets challenges.
What I want from training is strength and size. I understand the principles all these coaches and programs have.
I think the perfect program for me would be…
1- Squats for high reps (John advices 185 lbs. if you weigh between 135 & 185)
2- Deadlifts (the rule of ten applied)
3- Press (the rule of 15-25 applied)
4- Farmer’s walk bodyweight 100 yards & back
5- rows and bodyweight work being assistance
I’ve learned from Jim Wendler the importance of balance and long-term progress through consistency and patience.
You can see balance in MMS, I think what I have as a good program for myself is balanced.