Hi all. I’ve been running Texas Method on a cut for about 12 weeks. Went from 183-167 and my lifts went from approx 195/245/305 to 205/280/325. I’m taking a deload week right now since I’m starting to feel residual fatigue. I’m trying to decide where to take my training after that. I may start back on a surplus soon but I’m not sure.
I honestly feel like I should be able to get my lifts up a lot faster than I am right now considering how weak I am but I’m not sure how to program that. Workout to workout linear programming just doesn’t give me the chance to recover any more but at the same time weekly linear programming (Texas Method) can only go 5 lbs/week.
Meanwhile I see a lot of guys talking about how they’re adding on 100+ lbs in a 12 week conjugate cycle and I’m just not sure how that actually looks since I’d think ME day on conjugate templates would be progressed more linearly week to week as far as weight on the bar.
tl;dr: I can’t recover from straight linear programming (e.g. Starting Strength) but I feel I should be able to progress faster for my strength level. Recommendations?