I have a question regarding the next program I'm going to put into play for my training. In a few weeks when I get back on supplementation I want to get on a proven "mass building" routine. My first bout with Rippetoe's novice program worked well for my strength gains, but no size really came along with it (note: that was my fault, as I wasn't eating right).
I'm going to throw up a routine here in the next few days - something simple and really focused on compound lifts. Here's my questions specifically about the Texas Method from Practical Programming - It seems like the frequency and the lifts are focused on mass building, but MR says that for people wanting to gain muscular weight should have a "volume" day in the routine. Is the volume day built in to the Texas Method (like, day 1 5 sets of 5)? Any clarification on this from folks who have done it would be appreciated.
To reiterate my specific goal - I want to build healthy mass. This is not sport specific and I am not worried about tacking big numbers on to any one exercise. I'll get there when I get to my weight goals.