With the reduced frequency, Wendler says there's no need to deload, and each training cycle now goes six weeks instead of the usual four.
And for those guys who think that this sounds like their mama's split, Wendler says look out.
"The 5 x 10 assistance work is no joke, if you hit it hard. It's definitely not a pussy split — in fact, it could be the best variation of all.
Following this split is the reason I decided recently to do another meet."
Twice a week of lifting: Are you sure that's enough volume?
"I think most guys — even guys with all kinds of time to train — would be better off stripping down their volume and stepping up their conditioning," says Wendler.