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    Default 4 Day KSC Texas Method - Schedule/Assistance

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    Hello,

    I am a 31 year old male with the following stats:
    6'0, 185 lbs
    135/245/260/335

    I bought the Andy Baker program bundle and started the 4 Day KSC Texas Method.

    Wanted to make sure I am running it correctly in regards to scheduling/assistance.

    From FAQ #6:
    6. Can I perform this routine on a 4-day Split rather than a 3-day Split?
    Yes. I prefer the split to look like this if you do so:
    - Monday Ė Bench Press Intensity + Press Volume
    - Tuesday Ė Squat Intensity + Deadlift Intensity
    - Thursday Ė Bench Press Volume + Dips + Chins
    - Friday Ė Squat Volume + Stiff Leg Deadlifts
    All percentages, sets/reps, etc will stay the same


    So my Week 1 schedule looks like this? Is this correct?

    Mon: Bench Intensity + Press Volume
    Bench 2x3
    Press 5x5

    Tues: Squat Intensity + Deadlift Intensity
    Squat 2x3
    Deadlift 1x3, 1x5

    Wed: Conditioning
    Air Bike 20 min

    Thur: Bench Volume + Dips + Chins
    Bench 5x5
    Dips 3-5x8-10
    Chins 3-5x8-10

    Fri: Squat Volume + SLDL
    Squat 5x5
    SLDL 5x5
    GHR/Abs superset 3x10-20
    Curls 3-5x8-10

    Sat: Conditioning
    Air Bike 20-40 min

    Don't want to mess with my gains by adding too much assistance, but feel like I could handle more on Mon/Tues.
    3. Should I add more assistance work than this?
    If you do, not much more. Perhaps some biceps for cosmetic purposes on Friday, possibly
    supersetted with Dips for 3-5 sets of 8-10. Other than that you wonít need much if you are
    training hard enough.


    So my main questions are:
    1. Is the above schedule correct for 4 Day KSC?
    2. Is the assistance selection correct for 4 Day KSC?

    Thank you,
    AU

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    With these numbers, why are you doing intermediate programming?

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    Depends where he started. He could gain some weight though. Maybe he stopped making workout to workout progress.

    What numbers make you an intermediate?

    Just because a genetic freak can squat 800+, doesnít mean we all can.

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    Ha. Just ask Tom what he thinks you should do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    Depends where he started. He could gain some weight though. Maybe he stopped making workout to workout progress.

    Tom, can you think of a reason why he may have stopped making workout to workout progress?

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    Not eating enough and probably not resting long enough between sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    With these numbers, why are you doing intermediate programming?
    What should my numbers be before I do intermediate programming? I reset a couple of times on SS and moved on.

    Is there any harm in doing Texas Method even if I'm not intermediate (especially on lowerbody)?

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    The primary numbers I'm concerned with are 6' and 185. You didn't do the program.

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    The harm in doing TM before exhausting all potential strength gains from LP is that you might be leaving strength on the table. Somewhere there is a baby crying in his crib because you thought you were bored with your LP and said screw it, Iíll try Texas Method.

    Until you realize that hot babe you met at the bar donít look so good in the daylight. Yeh she looked real perfect with that makeup on and hair done just so in poor lighting and six beers in you. But when you have to see her in daylight and youíre sober you realize you should have known better.

    TM is that siren song calling for you and you just canít resist it, can you? But TM sounds so sexy you say. Until you realize how bad the volume beats you up. And you didnít know how long these damn TM workouts would take, Ďcuz you have a life you know. And that you ainít no 20 year old beast anymore who can stay with TM past two and a half weeks. And thatís when you yearn for the late stage LP, and you are embarrassed when you thought you needed to move on.

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    Holy cringe the left canít meme.

    Anyways thatís why I opted for the 4 day TM. To break up the volume/intensity days. Itís been great so far.

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