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    Default Doing Texas Method a second time

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    Hi all,

    Iím currently doing the Texas Method and itís going pretty well, so I plan to redo it once finished instead of changing programs.

    I have a question though that I couldnít find in Practical Programming. How do I go about determining the weight to use as the new starting point?

    Should I use my old 5RM PR as the intensity day weight and adjust the volume day accordingly? Shouldn't I use a higher weight since I became stronger at the end of the program?

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    I don't understand. TM goes up in intensity/tonnage every week, so how do you "finish" the program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I don't understand. TM goes up in intensity/tonnage every week, so how do you "finish" the program?
    Hello Mark,

    What I meant by “finishing the program” is that at some point I won’t be able to keep increasing the weight on intensity day. I would go from 1x5 to 2x3 to 3x2 to 5x1 until I won’t be able to complete the 5 singles. At that point I would restart the program by going back to an intensity day of 1x5. I was wondering what weight I should use for that new 1x5.

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    You have PPST 3rd edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    You have PPST 3rd edition?
    Yes, I recently purchased it.

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    "Purchased" and "read" are two different things. The answer to your questions are in that book.

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    On page 122 of PPST 3rd edition it says "At this point, the lifter might start the cycle over with a set of 5 on intensity day that reflects his new 1RM and maintains the volume-day load."

    I don't understand the part "and maintains the volume-day load". Does that mean that I should not deload the volume day when restarting the program?

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