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Hi Fellas,

Mark Rippetoe has popularized what is called the Texas Method. I′m sure most of you know what it is by now. If anyone is interested, there is a long thread dedicated to the "TM" on bb.com. Just go to the workout programs section and do a search.

Anyways, in that thread there is a gentleman who trains at Wichita Falls BB Club and talks with Rippetoe regularly. He has posted a couple of full routines that Rip drew up for him. I hope he doesn′t mind me re-posting them here for those who are interested.

Anyways, here they are and I haven′t edited them whatsoever. I have included his original commentary as well to give a bit of context:

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Monday night, I asked Rip to write a couple of generic programs for someone coming off of SS and interested in the Texas Method. It′s not an easy thing to write a generic program because different people will be interested in bringing up different lifts. I said "just write something" and he came up with the following:

Routine 1

Monday

Squat 5X5

Heavy Press (5X5)

Bench Press Assistance

Power Clean (5X3)or Row

Wednesday

Front Squat 3X3

Back Extensions or GHR

Chin ups

Friday

Squat 1X5

Heavy Bench Press

Press Assistance

Dead Lift 1X5

Routine 2

Monday

Squat 5X5

Bench Press 5X5

Power Clean (5X3)or Row

Wednesday

Front Squat 3X3

Press 5X5

Back Extension/GHR

Chin ups

Friday

Squat 1X5

Bench Press

1X5

or 5X3

or 5X2

or 5X1

Dead Lift 1X5

Where I don′t list sets/reps, he didn′t write them down. I can surmise the sets/reps by looking at my current program. I didn′t want to throw that information in here because I wanted you guys to see it exactly as it was written. The second workout was written at my urging. I said, "what if I want to get strong at the bench since that′s what a lot of guys want to do".

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That′s it. Those of you who have read the book, you should understand what what types of weights to use and why things are organized as they are. You′ll also probably be able to fill in the set/rep scheme where they are missing.

I hope the original poster doesn′t mind me doing this, and I thank him for sharing this with us.

Cheers,

Jeff

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