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The Texas Method and Bill Starr's Madcow 5x5
These programs are both intermediate programs and have similar concept
Have you been successfully or unsuccessfully with these programs?
What are your favorite resources, spreadsheets, calculators?
What tweaks for these programs?
I'm more curious about what went on back in the day when lifters did both (military press and flat bench). Did overhead work have a protective effect on the shoulders? I work out with a group of masters olympic lifters. The oldest has been competing for about fifty years, not kidding...
There are many variations of 5x5 training.All are good because the basic principals are sound and what built strength and muscle in the past will still build strength and muscle.
Here is the original, as it was first written
No tweaks are needed. It works just as it is.
Monday – Heavy...
This exercise is for beginners interested in strength training. Although it's a strength program, it's also good for bodybuilders, as long they are eating enough. This is the original variation by Starr for the beginner to training.
In my opinion, even this beginner program will work and...
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My Index of Bill Starr Articles:
Abs and Uncle Buddy
Banish the Bench
The Deadlift, Part One
The Deadlift, Part Two
Dealing With the...