T Nation

Texas Method ?


#1

I'm currently running Beyond531 template and I'm loving it! I was skimming through T Nation and came across the Texas method. What are the thoughts on running this method, seems simple. I don't know about the lack of explosive movements, foam rolling, and assistance. Although it might get you stronger being that it is simple and progressive weekly.


#2

The Texas method is a training system rather than a specific program nowadays. That article is the jist of it though but you can tailer the template to include explosive lifts if you want.


#3

I would say Beyond 5/3/1 is superior. Stick with it -especially as its working well for you.

If want to change it up a little try the 5/3/1 beach body challenge -smilar but with a few tweaks


#4

I don’t really find foam rolling necessary for a successful program.

And dude, the majority of your post history is about trying out a new program.


#5

Just stick with 5/3/1. You can try some other template/variation after 1-2 cycles. Follow the principles if you can’t keep up with program.


#6

If you are doing 531 variation and loving it, why would you want to switch so fast? Program hopping is not your friend, I know its tempting to always want to try out some new cool thing but that won’t lead to very consistent progress.


#7

Honestly, I favor ramping sets and autoregulation like on the Texas Method (heavy days) over stricter templates. I wouldn’t really consider a program like 5/3/1 myself. However, if you are enjoying Beyond 5/3/1 and making progress, why change? It’s up to you, but make sure you don’t limit yourself by forgetting the importance of simple, consistent work.


#8

[quote]halcj wrote:
Honestly, I favor ramping sets and autoregulation like on the Texas Method (heavy days) over stricter templates. I wouldn’t really consider a program like 5/3/1 myself. However, if you are enjoying Beyond 5/3/1 and making progress, why change? It’s up to you, but make sure you don’t limit yourself by forgetting the importance of simple, consistent work.[/quote]

Umm. I think 5/3/1, specially beyond 5/3/1 (which is basically ramping to daily max/to good set) beats Texas Method in autoregulation.

But you’re right about the importance of the work and effort, no matter what program/method is used.


#9

[quote]Rattus wrote:

[quote]halcj wrote:
Honestly, I favor ramping sets and autoregulation like on the Texas Method (heavy days) over stricter templates. I wouldn’t really consider a program like 5/3/1 myself. However, if you are enjoying Beyond 5/3/1 and making progress, why change? It’s up to you, but make sure you don’t limit yourself by forgetting the importance of simple, consistent work.[/quote]

Umm. I think 5/3/1, specially beyond 5/3/1 (which is basically ramping to daily max/to good set) beats Texas Method in autoregulation.

But you’re right about the importance of the work and effort, no matter what program/method is used. [/quote]

Yeah, I’ve just looked over Beyond 5/3/1 - I’d forgotten it was so different from the original. If the choice is between these two programs, I really don’t think it matters much. Stick with it for the recommended time period and then move on after that - probably to something less “rep PR-oriented” than the Texas Method or 5/3/1.