I've been "playing" with the Tier system lately and just ordered the "Coach's Strength Training Playbook" by Kenn to gain more knowledge about it. Should get my copy next week..
Anyway.. What do you think, instead of Total, Upper and Lower tiers, would it be ok to use tiers of Lower, Upper push and Upper pull? I plan to include oly lifts and variations in also, but as a first exercise for speed and power development. Deadlift and it's variations would go under Lower instead of Total as in the original template. I'm trying to train for strongman and it just feels ( for me anyway ) that there's maybe too little upper back work in the original template. I could be wrong... And that's why I would like to hear your opinions on the subject.