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STACK 10: How it Works, the Nuts and Bolts


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(Full credit to T-Nation/Charles Staley –


Stack 10 training is demanding, and realistically you can only apply it to 1 big lift, once a week. So, what to do on those other days of the week? If you’ve been following the program as prescribed, you’ve put both your body and mind through a LOT. We also want to come out of this shining like a diamond, but do so without stringent dieting.

To that end, I’ve devised a system where Stack 10 is your heavy day, and your light day involves a form of Lactic Acid Tolerance Type (LATT) training seen here. That’s right, if you made it this far in the program – you’ll only hit the weights 2 days/week!

And brother, you’re going to need the mental/physical break, to let your body reveal the steel. Here’s the LATT plan.

3 rounds of this, if you can hack it:

  • 12 squats (using your 15RM)
  • Rest 45 seconds
  • 12 chins* (within 1 rep of failure). If you can’t do 12, do as many as you can
  • Rest 45 seconds
  • 12 deadlifts (at 15 RM)
  • Rest 45 seconds
  • 12 dips* (within 1 rep of failure). If you can’t do 12, do as many as you can