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redcl123 01-08-2008 09:30 PM

Texas method again - here we go:
so it's 2 or 3 months without being here, and I missed the board. Had a sudden accident in my family and although I continued training I didn't update with what was going on with me.

sooo.. back to business. was thinking about doing texas-rippetoe/eric's again. how about this set-up?

5x5 reg squat
5x5 bench
5x5 T bar

front squat 3x3
press 5x5
hyperextensions 2-3x6-8
chins to failure (3 sets)

1 set of 5 rep's - bench
1 set of 5 rep's - squat
5 sets of 3 reps - power clean (deadlift is killing me and I really want to do power cleans this time).

going to eat lots of proteins, and get 300 calories above maintenance per day.

I'd like to mention that the last time I was doing the "texas method" I did everything exactly like I was supposed to, but my bench simply didn't improve and it was dissapointing for me.

btw - I'm still thinking about doing 4x5 on volume day, since maybe 5x5 is too taxing. any ideas?

HIThopper 01-08-2008 11:15 PM

I would stay at 5x5 and see how things go.When I started the TM I started on volume day with 5x3 and things were slow moving, I changed to 5x5 and things got moving faster.Volume really is quite important on this day I think and recovery can be enhanced by altering wednesdays (your light day) workload rather than screwing with Monday needlessly.You will probably know when its time to back off on monday but for now Id get the 5x5 in and see where this takes you.

BTW Eric warned me 5x3 would not be optimal to use on Monday too. :biglaugh:

redcl123 01-09-2008 03:46 AM

ohh guys :(

today I did intensity day, but I felt sooo fucking bad. I think I'm going to wait 3 weeks until I'm done with anatomy course since it's putting too much stress on me. I can't even stand for 50 seconds with a barbell on my back.

sorry for opening an irrelevant thread... you can delete it now.

will be back.

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