I read that as convict conditioning has a similar philosophy as PBF, which is why he was paralleling his experience with CC with how PBF would work out.
I'm just starting but personally think it makes more sense to do the steps and work up to it, because I think there's more benefit in doing a handful of reps correctly and building all of the muscles, than only being able to do a few reps with probably slightly poorer form and your limiting factor is going to be that one muscle or ligament or whatever that isn't strong enough yet. Start where everything can work together and correctly and build strength and coordination in a linear fashion.
That said, I am just starting, and my initial evaluation results in me being on the mastery level on squats but the very first level on all the others. Oy.
Started PB on Monday, June 4. I'm focusing on my health in 2012, including taking natural supplements, zumba and strength training, regular church attendance and studying the Bible, spending time with good friends, and reading more. I want to see what health milestones I can achieve this year!
Starting body fat - 41%
Starting weight - 170 lbs
9/4 body fat - 33%
9/4 weight - 150 lbs