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    Hi, I am 26 years old, 5'10", 192.5, running the Texas Method for 14 Weeks at the moment.

    Started with:
    Squat : 275 x 5
    Deadlift : 345 x 5
    Bench Press : 185 x 5
    Press : 125 x 5
    Power Clean : 165 3
    Chin Ups: 3x12 @ Bodyweight

    Now :
    Squat : 345 x 5
    Deadlift : 415 x 5
    Bench Press : 220 x 5
    Press : 144 x 5
    Power Clean : 200 3
    Chin Ups : 3x8 @ 35Lbs

    I run it like that so far :

    Volume :
    Squat 5x5 @ 90%
    Bench 55 @ 90%
    Power Clean 5x3

    Recovery :
    Squat 2x5 @ 80% of Volume Day
    Press 3x5
    Chin Ups 3xMax @ adding 2.5 each time.
    Back Extensions @ 3x15

    Intensity :
    Squat 1x5
    Bench 1x5
    Deadlift 1x5

    I changed one thing and is that I am not alternating between the bench and the press, I am benching 2 times a week every week. But as you can see, I kept it very very basic.

    I have few Questions of what to do next :
    1) Squat got very very very hard, about RPE 9.5 I am wondering if it's a good time dropping to 2x3.

    2) Bench Never been better, the 220 feels easier than the 185, Haha, I think to stay with 1x5.

    3) Deadlift are super tough, a good technique is hard to keep.
    I think of dropping to 2x3 as well but more importantly, change the power cleans to some deadlift variation or deadlift.
    and advice on this one ? in terms of which varation, and how many sets, reps and percentage?

    4) Shoulder Press is on his best ever but the last 2 workouts was about RPE 10, I rested about 9-10 Min between sets, more than the volume day squats.
    Just to remind you, I am pressing once a week for 3x5, adding weight each week of course, have no idea what do next with this one, I would love to get some help here too...

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    RPE is meaningless bullshit. Answer these first: The First Three Questions | Mark Rippetoe

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    Thank you Rip, appreciate your respond, I am not using RPE, butI used it here used just to try illustrating you guys how hard the sets are.
    And I read all of your work, including practical programming and starting strength 3rd edition.

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    Your perception of how hard the sets are is meaningless. It is always unreliable, as video will show. But you did not answer the questions.

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    I’m going to agree with Rip here. Every meet lift I’ve filmed looked way easier than it felt.

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    1) Squat And Bench rest times are : 5-8 Min on VD.
    Press and Power Cleans rest times are : 8-10 Min.

    2) Increases of 5 Pounds on the Squat and Deadlift ID, and 2.5 on the Bench.

    3) I eat around 3900-4100 Calories a day.
    But I know I can sleep better...

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    starting strength coach development program
    Gain 20 pounds, and rest 10 minutes between sets. You might sleep better if you drink a glass of milk before you go to bed.

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