I finished about 5 months on SS and I basically maxed out everything or am pretty much close to, besides my bench press, I was wondering what program to go on after doing this program besides the 5x5 program.
I was thinking maybe 20 rep squats, up your bench in 30lbs (my bench is terrible, I havent progressed much within the 5 months I had doing SS on it), any other suggestions?
why not madcows 5x5?
The Texas Method is similar, and that's what I did.
An alternative to the typical 9 - 5 lifestyle
BGB and then Madcows
Goal = IM 70.3 Racine 2010 (Sub 5 hour)
how do you guys split up the exercises for the texas method?
im also seriously considering the 20 rep squat program, but I dont know which 20 rep squat program would be the best for someone thats just gotten off rippetoes?
Row 5X5 (most would Power Clean instead)
Dips 3 sets
Abs 3 sets (if I feel like it)
Front Squat 3X3 or 2X5
OH Press 3X5
Pull/Chin Up 3 sets
Calves (I added this in)
Friday 1 heavy set of a singe, double, triple or even 5 reps
Squat (every 2 or 3 weeks I will do a 20 rep set)
you could throw in an accessory here, I started doing light SLDL's
Abs 3 sets
H: 5'7" W:185
Goals: 495 -315 -585
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Since you're interested in trying a 20 rep squat program you should check out the book Super Squats by Randall J. Strossen. I believe it's the original "squats and milk" program. I'm sure the jist of the routine could be found on this site if you're looking to get started right away or aren't inclined to read a book. But as I'm finding out with Starting Strength right now (I'm halfway through it) the actual book is well worth the investment of time and money involved due to the enormous amount of detailed information given.
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