My wife and I are using the standard template. For us it is working great. We are both making pretty good gains. We have done progressive overload linear programs and plain vanilla bodybuilding type stuff in the past, but I really haven't seen the strength increases like I have seen in the last 8 months after starting this. We have also started our own home gym which has been a major bonus. We got an awful amount of strange looks when we would do good mornings in the commercial gym.
We basically do the following:
Sunday DE Upper
-BP 8 x 3
Accessory work varies from week to week as do sets and reps
-Triceps (Close-grip Bench or 4 or 5 board press) sometimes we do pushdowns
-Upper Back/Lats (Bent over rows or pulldowns, etc)
-Some kind of shoulder press, shrug, or upright row we usually also throw in a "shoulder complex" routine consisting of raises and rotator cuff type work
-We usually do some sort of bicep work
-Abs (we usually do a quick circuit ab routine of incline sit-ups, hanging leg raises, pull-down abs, seated twists, and weighted side bends)
Mon ME lower
-ME exercise (we usually do suspended or free good mornings for 3 RM, or some sort of deadlift or rack pull. We also do ME box squats using 10-14" boxes)
We are limited in not having a GHR or rev hyper so lower assitance work includes:
-straight leg deads
we pick assitance work based on what we do for the ME exercise.
we also do abs on this day
Wednesday ME Upper
-ME exercises we do are board presses (1-5), floor press, occassionally incline press (rare though), sometimes we do reverse grip bench as well
-Assistance exercises are similar to the DE day try to rotate them a little to avoid boredom
Friday DE Lower
-Squats 8 X 2
We usually will do Pull thrus if we did GM's on ME day. If not I like to do a few sets for 10 or 12 GM's after Box squats. We will also do some speed pulls or snatch grip pulling if we didn't pull on Monday. We usually finish up with abs.
We have done a couple cycles of chains on bench and squat and one cycle of light band tension on the bench. In the next few months I am planning to add some more stuff to our gym like a GHR, cambered squat bar, some more bands, maybe a jump strech platform (probably will build this myself). I am also planning on trying to get some more lifters to train with us. We are planning to start competing this summer in some local meets as well.
Overall, as I stated before I really like this program. My joints don't hurt anymore and I feel better than I have in the past five years of training. Well hopefully you are still awake after all this