I don’t post in here, but I am looking for some help with training for strength. My general goal is physique oriented but I really take a liking to training for strength, and recently it’s become so satisfying and near addictive.
I have been doing 5/3/1 for some time, and although I am happy with the progress, I feel that I am not making progress in the bench as fast as I can. I am probably nowhere near as strong as you guys, but I find squatting and deadlifting comes naturally to me, and the gains come at a nice pace, even if only done once per week. I have short legs and sort of a natural anterior pelvic tilt.
It seems with bench, I need a lot more volume and frequency than 5/3/1 provides and I THINK perhaps the Texas Method could offer me something with more rapid progress.
I am not looking for outrageous lifts, because I think my genetics are average, but am gunning for low 300s bench, mid 400s squat, and high 400s to 500 deadlift at a bodyweight in the low 200s and “leanish”. I hit these numbers in the past, years ago, before these recent two plus years of inconsistent shit training and eating and heavy life stressors (that are thankfully gone) as a permabulker who was very serious but very fat.
Also, where would you guys fit conditioning stuff like heavy bag, tire flipping, battle ropes, jumping rope, and hill sprints in with TM?