Even Justin admits the Texas Method isn't optimal for mass building. If this is true, what is optimal? PPL?
>tfw there is only 7 days in a week where you live
Semi oldfag reporting in.
I haven't been around for a while and haven't seen this meme before. Could someone explain it what it's all about?
Isn't working out three days a row too much stress for your CNS / muscles?
>Even Justin admits the Texas Method isn't optimal for mass building
If you split the days or add accessories TM is perfect for a natty lifter who wants to focus on aesthetics. Only roiders or people who don't care about being weak fags (for the same hypertrophy result) should worry about bodybuilding splits.
Its not the routine/days you do what - its the progression, overload, recovery - this is why texas method works
Also, splits work great for mass when you're on steroids. But for natty lifters mass=strength
At what point should someone abandon SS and go on to Texas Method?
My OHP, Bench, and Deadlift are all intermediate but my Squat is lagging because of prior mobility issues (tight hip flexors). Should I move on from SS despite having low Squats or should I stay with SS to improve Squats but let everything else suffer?
it's an oldschool bodybuilding split
you get 4 days of rest for each muscle group, and it's meant for somewhat higher reps (6-8, but mainly ~10) so it's a lot easier on cns than working at around 80-90% most of the time
(though on this kind of split ohp should be kept to only 2-3sets because your frontdelts get all the blast from chest day
so you can recover and be ready to give 100% on next chest day
side and rear delts are meant to be trained with back and mainly with isolation-type movement(s)
doesn't matter where your lifts are
if you can't add weight each workout (you stalled and deloaded, but it didn't work), you might need some sort of daily-weekly periodization to keep progressing
you have 300lb bench, but if you still can add 1-2 lbs per session (or week), you don't need periodization, and you are considered a beginner (programming wise, you're obv not lifting beginner)
that's called "milking out your linear gains"
every form of periodization will slow progress for a person who doesn't need it yet, that's whypeople make most mistakes with programs such as 531, etc.
Sounds like you're just not eating enough. Your numbers are much lower than average point for a male to switch to intermediate.
>Even Justin admits the Texas Method isn't optimal for mass building. If this is true, what is optimal? PPL?
Standard TM is first and foremost a strength routine so of course it's not optimal for mass building. Turning it into a 4 day routine and adding a bunch of accessories is a different matter but that's not "Texas Method".
>Justin admits the Texas Method isn't optimal for mass building
Optimal is a silly word.
Nobody is ever training "optimally" unless they are a full-time athlete or unless they're running gear.
TM is a great, time effective way to get beginner/intermediate lifters stronger, quick.
Once you're strong, then you can figure out how to manipulate your programming to get "optimally" big.
That being said, a strength program will get most natties to 99% of their lean mass potential anyways. "Bodybuilding" is only for those that have really established a strength base.
>Once you're strong
>a strength program will get most natties to 99% of their lean mass potential anyways
YOU WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE UNLESS YOU'RE STRONG
>not joking, this shit works insanely well
For a hot minute.
A better plan would be super basic:
With a variety of reps and intensity. Can't really go wrong.
>I don't know how muscle growth works
>please validate my ignorance
Optimal? Large doses of steroids and kcals.
Best program? Compound movements organized however the fuck you'll stick with them so they won't burn you out. Stop being a pussy.
It's alright, I made some gains on it, but you might end up changing some stuff around or add exercises; with all the bench, OHP, and front raises your anterior delts will get way more work than the rest, there's no ab work, you'll wanna not do DL 3x8, etc
- Deadlift 5x5
- Bentover BB Row 5x5
- BB Curl 5x5
- Planks 3xF
- Bench Press 5x5
- OHP 5x5
- Weighted dips 5x8
- Planks 3xF
- Back Squat 5x5
- SLDL 5x5
- Weighted crunches 3x12
My routine, because now working full time and school full time.
A- Squats 3-5*3-5
Shoulders(all threed heads) 3-4*10-13
B- DL 4-5*1-5
standing military press 3-5*5-7
C - Bis 3-4*10-12
Long head tris 3-4*10-12
Bent over rows 3-4* 5-10
Shrugs/Farmers walk 3-4*10-15 (farmers walk is just times long as I can carry with straps 3 times)
I used to do a bunch of assistance work with squats and DL, basically the whole session was a superset. But I found my DL and Sqt were suffering hardcore, so it's nice to have a day I can basically give my all to them twice a week. If time wasn't a concern I'd just have 2.5 hr session every day, but it aint happenin.