Amarillo Texas Method

The “Amarillo Texas Method” is based on Starting Strength’s Texas Method , a Volume/Intensity Split routine with alternating weeks. Program application:

  • Continue aggressive gains in strength after SS’s Novice Linear Progression

  • Requires a high protein/caloric surplus diet, quality sleep, and focused recovery

  • Alternate Weeks A and B.

  • Workouts should be performed on a Mon/Wed/Fri or Tue/Thur/Sat.

  • Avoid long bouts of conditioning to maximize the effectiveness of this program. (Some high hear-rate sled work is okay.)

  • Reset weight’s from NLP to 65%-75% to start 5X5’s.

Week A:

Workout 1-

Workout 2-

Workout 3-

  • Bench Press 3RM (3 rep max) - work up to a heavy triple and stop (+2.5-5lbs ea 3RM)

  • Back Squat 3RM (+5-10lbs ea 3RM)

  • Deadlift 3X3 (+5-10lbs ea session)

Week B:

Workout 1-

Workout 2

  • Bench Press 5X5 (+2.5-5lbs)

  • Front Squat or Paused Back Squat 5X3 (+2.5lbs-5lbs ea session) - Light

  • Chin-ups 3X5 (increase intensity each session)

Workout 3

  • Overhead Press 3RM (3 rep max) - work up to a heavy triple and stop (+2.5-5lbs ea 3RM)

  • Squat 3RM (+5-10lbs)

  • Deadlift 3X3 (+5-10lbs ea session)

Heidi Coffman