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: http://www.t-nation.com/training/finding-your-big-3-lifts
Enjoy! I’d love to know what you think.