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Off Road
07-07-2009, 09:14 PM
I'll be finishing up my current routine in a few weeks. It was a simple 20 rep squat routine. I was thinking of giving the Texas Method a shot. My goal is to bring up the big three. Currently they are (~) 300 bench, 400 squat, and 450 deadlift. Here is what I have so far:

WORKOUT A:
Monday
Squat 5x5 (across)
Bench 5x5 (across)
Deadlift 1x3

Wednesday
Squat 2x5 (80%)
Press 3x5
ROWS 3x5

Friday
Squat 1x3
Bench 1x3
SLDL 3x5

Workout B:
Monday
Squat 5x5 (across)
Press 5x5 (across)
Deadlift 1x3

Wednesday
Squat 2x5 (80%)
Bench 3x5
ROWS 3x5

Friday
Squat 1x3
Bench 1x3
SLDL 3x5

My questions are:

I want to add skull crushers because it is a good assistance exercise for my bench. I want to add curls (direct bicep for balance) because I'll have bench, press and skulls for pushing and only rows for pulling. Lastly, I'd like to add some weighted situps. Where should I add these, or would it be alright to just add one to the end of each day?

My last question is, while doing presses and rows on recovery day, is it alright to push them hard? I assume it is just a recovery day for squats?

I was also thinking of subbing the max squat day with a 20 rep set about once a month.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

Joe Black
07-08-2009, 12:46 AM
Hey Offroad.

This is going to attract better answers in the powerlifting forum, so I will move the post there.. Just let me know if you need it moved back for some reason.

Off Road
07-08-2009, 06:13 AM
Thanks

ELmx479
07-08-2009, 06:22 AM
This is pretty much how I did it, this may help you out.

Monday
Squat 5x5
Bench 5x5
Row 5x5
GM or Pull Through 3-5 sets of 10

Wednesday
Front Squat
Press
Pull Up
Weighted sit ups

Friday
Squat 1x3 or 5 *20 rep squat could go here after you heavy set once a month.
Bench 1x3 or 5
Dead Lift 1x3 or 5
Skull Crushers 3x8
Curls 3x8

Off Road
07-08-2009, 07:23 AM
ELmx479, I like the addition of chins on recovery day. I also like the low back work on volume day. I might have to make those switches. Thanks.

Off Road
07-08-2009, 08:34 AM
Okay, I like this. Are there any glaring mistakes?

WORKOUT A:
Monday
Squat 5x5 (across)
Bench 5x5
Rows 5x5
Pullthrough/SLDL 3x8

Wednesday
Squat 2x5 (80%)
Press 3x5
Chins 3x5
Weighted Situps
Rear laterals/L-Fly

Friday
Squat 1x3 (RM)
Bench 1x3
Deadlift 1x3
Skulls 3x8
Curls 3x8

Off Road
07-08-2009, 03:12 PM
I'm going to assume, by the lack of replies, that I have this nailed and ready to impliment in a couple of weeks.

ELmx479
07-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Okay, I like this. Are there any glaring mistakes?

WORKOUT A:
Monday
Squat 5x5 (across)
Bench 5x5
Rows 5x5
Pullthrough/SLDL 3x8

Wednesday
Squat 2x5 (80%)
Press 3x5
Chins 3x5
Weighted Situps
Rear laterals/L-Fly

Friday
Squat 1x3 (RM)
Bench 1x3
Deadlift 1x3
Skulls 3x8
Curls 3x8


I think it looks good man, run it for a few weeks and see how you feel. I would alternate RDL's and GM's in there too with the Pull Throughs. Front Squats are great on recovery day and they hit your core really good. Myself, I like to add a back down set of around 8 reps on Friday after the heavy set but that's just me. Good luck with it.