I tried it back in around 2002. I got burnt out by around week 5, couldn't keep up with the poundage increases. I've had similar issues with most of these types of very rigidly prescribed cycles.
If I were to do it again:
1) Perform a deload every 3rd or 4th week.
2) If I miss the weeks set/reps then to STAY with those sets/reps for another week or two untill I get them and THEN to move up.
3) Use briefs/wraps etc to keep the joints from getting beat up.