Should I switch to Texas Method or extend my NLP for a few weeks? Should I switch to Texas Method or extend my NLP for a few weeks?

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    Default Should I switch to Texas Method or extend my NLP for a few weeks?

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    Hi Starting Strength Forum staff and Mr. Mark Rippetoe,

    Thank you if you have the patience to read my thread and give me some advice.
    I am a lifter from China and I want to thank you for writing SS and Practical Programing. After reading both, I'd recommended them to several of my friends.
    I've been doing Starting Strength Novice Linear Program for 6 weeks. Actually, I've had some lifting experience before. I've been going to the gym regularly since the February of 2019 but wasn't actually training systematically. I decided to do SS NLP seriously after not working out for 7 months because of gym close down. After 6 weeks of SS NLP, my numbers are:
    Age:25
    Height:170cm (5'7'')
    Weight:80kg (176lbs)
    Squat 127.5kg(281 lbs.) 1*5 reps (I have to use back-off sets for squats)
    Bench Press 83.5kg(184lbs) 3*5 reps (this felt easy)
    Press 50kg (110lbs) 3*5 (Should have more reps in the tank)
    Deadlift 137.5kg(303lbs) 1*5 (Grindy as hell!)
    So I just want to consult Mr. Mark Rippetoe and other SS coaches, how should I adjust my programming? Should I extend my NLP for a few weeks or transition to TM?

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    You should run out the NLP for each of the lifts. They won't all end at the same time. In terms of the SQ and DL, those are a bit low for someone your age. Are you eating enough, have you gotten form checks on those lifts, have you read The First Three Questions | Mark Rippetoe ?
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