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Texas Power Method, Looks Fun

stronglifts.com/the-texas-method-
strength-training-for-intermediate-lifters/

What do you all think, this is basically the follow-up version of the 5x5 method.

This is what I’m doing right now, started this week. Seems like it will bring good things. See my log (gi2eg gets the power) if you want. The plan is like this:

WEEK ONE

workout 1 (strength/volume):

Power cleans: 3-5 sets of 3-5

Horizontal jumps: 5-10 sets of 1-3 reps

Front squat: 5 sets of 5

Barbell Bench Press: 5 sets of 5

Chinups: 5 sets of 5

Barbell SLDL: 2 sets of 7-10

Turkish get ups: 2-5 sets of 1-3 reps

workout 2 (recovery facilitation/assistance work):

Front squat: 2 sets of 5

Barbell bench press: 2 sets of 5

Chinups: 2 sets of 5

Reverse lunges: 2 sets of 7-10

Barbell SLDL: 2 sets of 7-10

Blast strap pushups/rows: 2 sets of 7-12 each

Curls/Rear Delt Flies/External Rotations/Band Pullaparts: by feel

workout 3 (maximal strength):

Power cleans: 2-5 sets of 1-3

Horizontal jumps: 2-5 sets of 1-3

Front squat: max

barbell bench press: max

Chinups: max

WEEK TWO

workout 1 (strength/volume):

1A DB snatch: 3-5 sets of 3-5

Vertical jumps: 5-10 sets of 1-3 reps

Deadlift: 2-3 work sets of 5

Barbell Push Press: 5 sets of 5

Pullups: 5 sets of 5

Bulgarian Split Squats: 2 sets of 7-10

Serratus Barbell Holds: 2-5 sets of 10-30 seconds

workout 2 (recovery facilitation/assistance work):

Deadlift: 1 set of 5

Barbell push press: 2 sets of 5

Pullups: 2 sets of 5

Reverse lunges: 2 sets of 7-10

Barbell SLDL: 2 sets of 7-10

Blast strap pushups/rows: 2 sets of 7-12 each

Curls/Rear Delt Flies/External Rotations/Band Pullaparts: by feel

workout 3 (maximal strength):

DB Snatch: 2-5 sets of 1-3

Vertical Jumps: 2-5 sets of 1-3

Deadlift: max

Barbell Push Press: max

pullup: max

Weeks one and two are then repeated while substituting dynamic effort for maximal effort exercises on Thursday.