Which one is better?
For muscular balance?
I'm gonna level with you.
I want an intermediate routine for bodybuilding and strength, which in my opinion come hand in hand for natties. I would go Madcow but I think the volume is too low and Madcow himself said time and time again not to add accessories. So that's why I'm wondering.
I've seen the PTW reviews but they come from a Powerlifting standpoint.
Im running madcow right now. Seeing great strength and mass gains. Do not worry about volume, here is enough. The first few weeks are a nice and easy entrance into the program. After week 4, every day is pretty tough. I would reccomend it
>>35996604Also, i wouldn't say TM is strictly powerlifting either. A 1:1 bench/press ratio is not ideal for most powerlifters. I would say that both madcow and TM are general strength programs with TM leaning towards PowerPoint, madcow towards bodybuilding.
TM is a method (volume at the beginning of the week and intensity at the end of the week), madcow is a complete program that you can change hardly at all.
madcow works for peaking (although it isn't a proper peaking program) if you've done a highish volume routine before that, but the volume just isn't enough to sustain gains in a long term (>4 months). also works on a cut for maintaining your strength levels although you won't be able to follow the progress, ofc.
TM is meant for general strength, but it can be customized quite a lot. a 4-day split TM can be pretty good for BBing. not alternating with the OHP and some other benching tweaks can make it decent for powerlifting.
i dont understand your question of "faster progression". madcow has 2.5% more each time so it should be faster but the 2.5% doesnt make any sense and everyone does 2.5kg/5kg increases anyway. "vanilla" tm with the bench and ohp alternating has 2.5kg every two weeks for those lifts which can be pretty shit, but all this is just planned progression. you won't sustain either program for eternity and you won't get gains faster than the program gives you anyway, so it doesn't matter. a better question would be "which has smarter progression", and they are pretty much the same if you ignore the madcow 2.5% and don't alternate bench/ohp in TM.
muscular balance is also a too vague a concept.
how the fuck is madcow bodybuilding? piss poor volume and like two meaningful accessories done once a week
Neither, base your routine around the miscle groups youre specifically lacking.
I ise the mirror method. Focusong oon delts and legs now (multiple accessories and compounds for each) and doing minomal.chest and back work since I focused chest and back all summer.
What should I do if I want to make strength gains without doing squats or deadlifts? So mainly upper body.
I can't do them due to knee injury. I haven't made gains in over a year and I'm still bordering between beginner and intermediate.
To make it worse, I have gained fat and I'm cutting now.
Am I fucked?
I want the program that gives me this basically.
Oh please. He is well within the natty limit. He's not even that low on BF and his quads aren't that big. Five-seven years of solid lifting and eating/recovery and it's done.
As long as you want them to. As stated earlier, TM is a method for lifting (volume, recovery, intensity). Mad cow follows a similar procedure except it is flipped (Intensity, recovery, volume). Both would give solid strength gains.
Socko get out you shitposting femmeboy.
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I have patellar tendinitis and low bar doesn't bother it. Volleyball does. Are you sure the squats are what inflame it?
Just do TM and add as laid out in the T-Nation article and add 2-3 BB exercises each day. Strength and size will come. Don't alternate bench and ohp and do front squats on recovery day.
Im not a noob but my strength has went down from injuries and because I was sick in hospital over christmas.
Im getting my size and conditioning back and strength is coming along but I know I could do better.
I cant really do deadlifts or pullups(my favorite exercises,got up to 160kg last summer with deads as well) due to golfers elbow so Im just doing pulldowns,machine rows and tbar rows.
ontop of that I dont want to go back to squatting 3x a week ive just switched to front squat because my ass is huge of them,no way im I doing them any more.
With that in mind how could I make a 4 day a week type strength program like TM and still be able to mess about doing like 3 diffrent types of curls and all out finishers with machines and that
Ive done the whole SS type programs in the past and they get you strong but you get bored of it very quickly.
Trappy gave me this routine and it feels really good.. Already making more gainz. But if you would change anything what would it be?
No. The degenerate claims to been lifting for 1 year and 4 months i think.
But i remember seeing threads from it some time ago asking very newbie questions so that makes me doubt it. But idk
I asked in a routine thread.
has been lifting 1 year 4 months.
Stats are an 80 kg squat...and thats as far as I got because if you cant squat lmao2pl8 then i dont listen to your advice.
But have you seen his boy pussy? He knows so much about lifting that he's able to change his male looking body into a glorious trap.maybe that'd why this kids listening to him.he just wants a glorious boy pussy. Don't let anyone stop you from doing what you want! Follow your heart even if it means becoming a female.
the texas method is shit. It has you pressing 3 times per week but only doing "direct" back work (I use the term loosely since it's just 3 sets of chin-ups) once per week. Enjoy muscular imbalances Riptitsfags.
Madcow, on the other hand, will get you strong and jacked. The best best way is to implement side and rear delt work on Mondays, chin-ups on Wednesdays, and the recommended arm work on Fridays. Boom. Perfectly balanced routine, without any of the gay Olympic lifts or pussy-weight 5x5 across sets.
Prove me wrong. You can't.