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    Default How to know if I'm getting stronger with the Texas Method

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    Hi, I have another question regarding how to run the Texas Method.

    In the bench press for the intensity day, for example, I finished the 1x5 stage with 94Kg and moved onto 2x3, which I have finished today with 2x3x100Kg (it got very grindy and I will switch to doubles in the next session).

    However, when I calculate my 5RM with my 2x3x100Kg I see that itís still 94Kg, so I have not got stronger in the triple phase. Is that normal?

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    One does not calculate a 5RM. One performs a 5RM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    One does not calculate a 5RM. One performs a 5RM.
    Mmm alright, I'm gonna read that as "probably your performed 5RM will be higher than the calculated one."

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    Texas Method lifting 94 kg on bench press ?? And have you already finished the 5s stage ???? Go back to the LP and eat all your daily calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasha View Post
    Mmm alright, I'm gonna read that as "probably your performed 5RM will be higher than the calculated one."
    I think it actually means "your 5RM is the amount of weight you can lift for five reps, not a number you punched into a calculator online."

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