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The Nebraska Model


I’d like to preface this by saying that I am not looking to move off of my linear progression yet. This is just a learning exercise because I am interested in all of the different programs listed in Practical Programming in Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe.

Has anyone ever worked on the Nebraska Model? I know that many people don’t think it is great to work on both olympic lifts and power lifts because you won’t be a master in either, but what if you are trying to be a strong and powerful athlete in another sport and this is just your path to success.

Does the Nebraska Model give great results? I’m not sure that top of the line 18 year olds are the best judgement for whether a program works or not because, as Ripp says again…, they are going to succeed on whatever program you put them on.

Is this a young man’s workout or is this something that can replace the Texas Method if the recovery time is not enough in that program?

If you don’t know what it is:

Monday - Power Snatch 2 x 6, Power Clean 3 x 6, Rack Jerk 2 x 3
Tuesday - Squat 5 x 5, Bench Press/Press 5 x 5, Barbell Rows 4 x 8/ Chins 3-5x8+
Thursday - Power Snatch 1 x 5, Power Clean 1 x 5, Rack Jerk 1 x 5
Friday or Saturday - Squat 5RM, Bench Press/Press 5RM, Deadlift 5RM

(Bench Press and Press alternated week to week)
(Barbell Rows and Chins alternated week to week)

I like both power and olympic lifts and I think that, eventually, I might transition to this workout plan.



Looks fine. If you think you’ll enjoy it, then try it.

I feel like you’ve been around this forum long enough now to have learned there is no best program, and the key is to pick one that will motivate you to get in the gym consistently over a period of time.

Personally, I’d find that boring as hell and it doesn’t have any of the vanity stuff I like in a program, so it wouldn’t work for me. If you like brief, heavy workouts then it’d suit you perfectly.


saw the name of the thread. Thought it was gonna be a thread about a hot chick from Nebraska. very disappoint.