Ahem, I would avoid—at all costs—letting MM know. He’s quite convincing, and once you think you’ve figure it out…. he’ll make sure to let you know that you haven’t. Or that’s how it went with me anyway ;)
I’ll probably kick myself in the ass, but here it goes:
In regard to the LOT theory, my belief is the path to gaining as a newbie is on the trail of least resistance. From my own experience, I believe you should work WITH your LOT if you’re a newbie, for newbie gains, and conversely AGAINST your LOT once your newbie gains slow down. I had my best gain this past month working with my LOT, so there’s some credence to my belief.
I can’t validate working against the LOT as of this date, but in time, I will test my hypothesis.