Prerequisites are simple:
Originally Posted by Girevikapprentice
Press double MP x 10
Competent with all the exercises (double swing, clean, snatch, MP, high pull, squat and push press)
Although the book doesn't say so, I would recommend against doing the program with less than double 16s (kg).
Competent with the exercises means that your form is well-grooved. You will be fighting to complete sets while fatigued and sucking wind, so your form has to stay solid under those conditions.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.