So I've finished the medium load prep cycle 1. I'm at the end of week 3 of medium load prep cycle 2.
I'm going all the way through the medium load comp cycle.
Then I will hit large load prep cycles 1-3 and comp cycle. I like the program. I do feel like I'm getting stronger. However I think a lot of people exaggerate the volume involved. It's a good workout. It hasn't tested me to the point where I think I can't make it through. Just putting that out there for anyone debating the program. Cycle 2 literally doubles the volume of cycle 1. And I feel great. I'm sure cycle 1 prepped me for it, but again, at no point have I ever been overwhelmed. Perhaps it's a lot of volume if you're coming off a 5/3/1 program or 5x5. Something basic.
Last note. I decided to just go with an every other day approach, not confined to an actual week. This causes the days of the week that I lift to rotate, but it gives equal rest periods throughout. I started this after I tried to cram 4 days in one week with equal rest periods. It's just more convenient for every other day.