Just a quick impression after reading it.
Let's get everyone up to speed first
1. 9 day cycle. 4 workouts per cycle. You pick 3 nonconsecutive days a week and float the 4th. Comp bench, squat, alt. press/second bench, deadlift.
2. Tendency towards higher percentage work.
3. Built in deloads every 6th cycle, unless you don't make 3 reps on your "5th set"
4. 5th Set is an AMRAP set with your working weight. (It's 4 sets of 2 with ~80% then the 5th set of AMRAP)
5. You only use the 5th Set protocol on squat or deadlift during any given mesocycle (5 microcycles)
6. Slow progression (5#/microcycle)
7. Use of "mechanically similar movements" after main lift (bench followed by floor press/2 board press/etc)
8. Interesting peaking cycle.
9. Different way of logging workouts that allows for quick comparisons instead of paging through a lot of pages.
10. Specific recommentations for hypertrophy work
That's the basic impressions. Obviously it's worked, the author has good lifts, and he's coached at least one woman to some very big lifts. It is a powerlifting specific program. Anyone else read it?
-relative intensity work
-low equipment requirements (good for minimal gym)
-3-6 exercises per workout
Seems legit as fuck. Leading up to this most recent 8 week push, the use of lots of doubles until the bar slows, followed by a deloaded/overloaded rep set and then an ancillary lifts was workign well for several folks at the gym. Slow progress but really built confidence with some heavier weights while battling a few injuries. This seesm a lot more well thought out. i like it.