Finding Your “Big 3”

Posted on by Ben Bruno

I had a new article published on T-Nation today called “Finding Your Big 3 Lifts.”

Powerlifting is based around the idea of improving the “Big 3”: the bench press, squat, and deadlift. I really like the idea of having 3-4 main lifts that you focus on, but if you’re not a powerlifter, those particular exercises might not be the best choices for you given your goals, anthropometry, and injury history. Or, they might be. It depends.

This article talks about how to determine what your “Big 3” should be.

You can read it here:

Enjoy! I’d love to know what you think.

  • Daniel Aipa

    Solid article Ben. Makes me re-think my training and find my “Big 3”. I know I need to work on my pulling strength especially with pull-ups.