While the Texas Method has long been a popular intermediate program for graduates of Rippetoe’s Starting Strength or other novice programs like Strong Lifts, a popular Texas Method variation to emerge has been the Cowboy Method.
Included here are the Original Cowboy Method and a Modified Cowboy Method.
Original Cowboy Method
The original variation was created by Chad Wesley Smith and consists only of squatting 3x per week – leaving it up to the individual lifter to program their own bench press and deadlift work (which is why Lift Vault offers Lift Specific Programs). The Modified Version (below) programs all 3 lifts.
For fans of 3x squatting programs with weekly progression, check out the Cowboy Method for squats! Need more than just squat programming?
Modified Cowboy Method
The Modified Cowboy Method adds bench and deadlift work, making it a bit simpler for a lifter to plug in their training maxes and have everything set up for them.