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Kevin Shaughnessy
03-04-2010, 12:03 PM
Hi, I'm about to start the intermediate texas method program for my bench but I'm unsure as to what percentage of my 1RM/5RM I should use for the volume day. Any suggestion? I was thinking I would do 93% of my 5RM, which is currently 150, so I would be doing 140x5x5.

Thank you,

Kevin

Gavin Harrison
03-04-2010, 02:53 PM
Just pick something and try it out. If you can't get at least 20 reps on the 5 sets, back off the weight, if you can get all 25, add more.

glennpendlay
03-04-2010, 10:24 PM
id start lower than that, say 130.

Steve Shafley
03-05-2010, 06:54 AM
If those numbers are in pounds, then I'd just stick to linear periodization and eating.

Justin Lascek
03-25-2010, 06:09 AM
Shafley is right, unless you're above 60 years old you most likely have some growing to do.