I shall digest that as I run home from work tonight.
The plan I suggest is purely theoretical by the way and stripped down to the most uncomplicated level. I would expect a linear approach like that to stagnate pretty quickly. The aim was to have a comparison against your proposed scheme.
One of the main reasons behind my question is to get people to suggest ideas that they actually know work because either they have done them or they have seen someone else do them. I could read a book and tell you how to deadlift 1000lbs, easy.
So your answer works for me.