Is anyone doing this?
How is it?
Do you see size and strength gains pretty quickly?
Yes indeed, mister. I've been seeing noticable gains comin' up through my system.
I strictly and firmly believe that it is most effective when used in conjunction with COPAD (Canister of Propane Per Day) from only the best sellers available in your town.
It's pretty good, get a copy of practical programming for strength training and learn how to tweak it yourself or use whatever template you want. Keep in mind it's a strength based program, but as an intermediate lifter you will be doing more volume which equals more size
I like TM but I really want to add size first and foremost. Is there a routine that I could do besides TM for this? I have a home gym that only has a barbell, dumbbells, and a flat bench with a power rack. Any routine that would fit this set up?
Cute muscle girls wearing headphones is my fetish, by the way.
I insist you post any further photos you may have in this area. This is a serious matter.
>I'm currently doing 5/3/1 which is 100x less taxing. If both work, I'm not sure why anyone would do TM.
it's actually 25% less taxing, and people do TM because it theoretically offers 4x more progress. 5/3/1 operates on a month long cycle and TM operates on a week long cycle
Because they don't need to.
People just don't understand how 5/3/1 works. If you're able to gain strength faster than the regulation 2.5/month, you will. Your training max only goes up by that, but your actual strength gains are better deduced by looking at performance on the AMRAP sets. If both the weight and reps have gone up - which they typically do with less experienced lifters - then they've certainly gotten more than 2.5lbs on their max in that timeframe.
I started my first TM cycle after my first powerlifting meet in September to train for my second in February. I previously had 10 months of of progress on SS. I'll answer anyone's questions about TM for awhile, ask away.
Here's my progress:
Squat 3x5 385
Bench Press 3x5 235
Deadlift 1x5 390
Squat 2x3 455
Bench Press 5x1 315
Deadlift 1x3 475
>inb4 terrible deadlifter
Figuring out the stages of what happens to your muscles, how it feels, and when to stop. Simultaneously, you have to know what the signals are for protein depletion, where you're nitrogen bath is ending -- it can feel cold (end of thermogenic effects) or "sweated out" or just empty. Stay up on protein (before and after lifting * however much per the original point), and take a half a multivitamin 2-4x throughout (including enough vitamin K, "real" vitamin C -- which is potentially not bioavailable through powder, and a source of iodine if the multi has none.. like milk).
You get to lift as much as you like, but starter lifts should *come* as such. The point, though, is low rep, high weight. The 3 best exercises for mass are power cleans, pullups, and squats. Pick a weight -- 100 lbs., for example -- and get your main muscle groups there. Figure out inherent motions, like punching, and 1-3 rep max.
Stretching increases muscle mass potential by expanding the fascia, increasing circulation, and reducing stress signalling.
Looking to start Texas method soon.
Here's my intended routine:
Halting Deadlift//Rack pull (alternating) 3x5
Squat 2x5 (80% 5RM)
Power clean 3x5
OHP//Bench (alternating) 3x5
Weighted hyper-extension 3x10
OHP//Bench (alternating) 5RM
Bicep & tricep work 3x10
-Bench and OHP alternate like most TM (Bench volume, OHP recovery, Bench max etc then reverse)
-Compartmentalized the deadlift volume using rackpulls and halting deadlifts in alternating fashion.
Anyone else tried this?
-Where should I put arms?
-I won't always have access to a hyperextension machine, can I do RDLS instead?
Any other advice is much appreciated anons
You've got Recovery Day at 80% of your 5RM, but it should really be 80% of what you did on Monday. Instead of Weighted Hypers, you could sub Glute Ham Raises if you want to work your back in a less stressful way. Remember, Recovery Day is not supposed to contribute training stress to the week.
If you haven't bought the Practical Programming book, you should. You'll have more questions with TM as you go.
Did TM for a month. My version had less OHP and more benching.
At the start my squat was 245, DL 295, and bench 175
After the end of the month
195 Bench (I'm a bad bencher)
>70 pound squat increase in a month, on a program that adds weight each week.
You're also bad at e-statting
Much appreciated. I'll make those changes.
Should I leave the rows, chins and arm work as it currently is? I added the back work for some pulling volume, but the majority of TM routines seem to have less back volume.
Are you really only doing 3 sets of 5 reps of chinups? You could definitely do to do more chinups if that's the case. If you can only do 5, try a ladder progression for awhile. Do 1 chinup, wait 30 seconds, do 2 chinups, wait 30 seconds, do 3 chinups, etc. I raised my chins from around 4 to around 11 this way.
Your Volume Day might run long with rows there (2.5 hours or more). You could put them on Recovery Day if you care about time, but otherwise, your plan looks fine.
>i may be wrong. iirc it had you doing differing rep/set schem m, w and f so progression would be weird if it was bab/aba
Thanks for confirming you have no idea what you're talking about.
There are so many templates of TM you can basically say anything and get away with it.
The stock version is not A/B with deadlifts and you have wed/fri to recover.
Personally because I go to a shit gym I'm going to be deadlifting mon/fri instead of cleaning. on the fridays.