yeah, so i train 6/7 days a week (autoregulating when i have a day off). i get cranky if i don't train. you don't want to see me cranky. i have looked at the pendlay programs other programs, too i'm not meaning to be pulling all this out of my butt - rather i'm hoping (fingers crossed) it represents a variation on more standard programs that is more tailored to my fairly peculiar weaknesses.
in particular, i pull more than i squat. i don't know anybody else who does that. as such, there isn't any reason for me to do the full (squat) versions of the lifts. if i'm not strong enough to pull it to where it is supposed to go, then i'm sure as hell not strong enough to gain any advantage in getting myself under it and then getting crushed.
that is why this program has me squatting a lot (greasing the groove, hopefully) and also squatting first (getting stronger at them, hopefully).
when i squat more than i pull then i figure i'll be ready to start prioritizing the full lifts (be in more of a position to do a more standard program).
if i do the full lifts then my form also starts turning to crap, since i don't finish the pull properly (not co-ordinated enough to do the proper movement at significantly less than full force). as such, i need to limit how many squat versions of the lifts i do until i'm squatting more than i'm pulling.
so priority (to address weakness): SQUAT MORE THAN PULL
i did get told of my last program that i was trying to do too much... that i should think of cycling. in particular, focusing on oly lifting for one cycle and focusing on strength for another cycle. i know from experience that if i don't practice oly lifting (pulling, in particular) regularly that my form starts turning to crap, though. sometimes i'm feeling a bit CNS fried so i can keep the oly stuff light (focus on form) and benefit from slogging the strength work.
i'm also weaker than most in a way... i'd be happy enough getting rid of pull-ups (to counter all the pressing) and also rows and push-ups... but they seem like fairly innocuous basic strength stuff to be doing (last - not a priority). guess the weighted glute kickbacks are something of a girls version of curls... but i'd be sad to see those go...
anyway... thanks for the comments - very interesting to hear what programs other people are doing, too.