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    Texas Method question

    Hey fellas, I'm trying to figure out how to set up a program based on the Texas method. There's a few things that are confusing to me. One of them being where to put the heavy set of deadlifts in - the volume day, the recovery day, or the intensity day??? I'm thinking 2-week cycles:

    First off, my 5RM's for 3 sets that I finished SS with are:

    squat - 265 lbs
    bench - 220 lbs
    OH press - 135 lbs
    deadlift - 375 lbs
    Power clean - 150 lbs

    So here's my plan

    Week 1:

    Monday - Volume day

    squat - 5x5 sets across
    bench - 5x5 sets across
    Power clean - 3x5 sets across
    pull-ups - 2x10 @ bodyweight
    abs.

    Wednesday - recovery day

    Deadlift - 1 x 5 heavy
    OH press - 2 x 5 sets across
    front squats - 3 x 3 sets across
    abs.

    Friday - Intensity day

    Squat - 1 x 5
    Bench - 1 x 3, 2, or 1
    chin-ups - 3 sets weighted
    abs

    Week 2:

    Monday - Volume day

    squat - 5x5 sets across
    OH Press - 5x5 sets across
    Power clean - 3x5 sets
    chin-ups - 2x10 @ bodyweight
    abs.

    Wednesday - recovery day

    Deadlift - 1 x 5 heavy
    Bench Press - 2 x 5 sets across
    front squats - 3 x 3 sets across
    abs.

    Friday - Intensity day

    Squat - 1 x 5
    OH press - 1 x 3, 2, or 1
    pull-ups - 3 sets weighted
    abs

    Okay, so you can see that both weeks are basically the same, just alternating the OH presses and the bench presses and the chin-ups and pull-ups.

    I was going to start out using like 90% of my current 5RM's on monday. I'd go about 80% on wednesdays for bench, but keep it at my 5RM for OH press when it's that week.

    For deadlifts, I figure if I start out with them on Wednesday's for one heavy set, but go relatively light on everything else. It will still be kind of a recovery day. Otherwise, I don't know where else to fit the deadlifts in.

    Any suggestions, critiques, etc...?

    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by brihead301; 11-03-2008 at 11:08 AM.

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