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Texas Method or Starting Strength


#1

I am debating whether to do Texas Method or Starting Strength.
I am 18, 165-170 lbs.
Bench- 1RM 195
Squat- 5RM 225
Deadlift- Havent done in a while but i'd say 275x3?
Military Press- 1RM 135

Which would be more effective with my stats?


#2

Rippetoe advises to stick with S.S "...for as long as it delivered consistent, significant results".

Texas method is for intermediate to advanced lifters.

If you haven't been following a strength training template start off with S.S and see how your lifts progress.