I was researching strength progams lately and found Korte's 3x3 program to be interesting. He recommends high-volume and simply training the big three, three times/week. (squat/bench/deadlift) with progressive loading. While I am not going to follow the program, I find the idea of doing a few basic lifts every workout to be simple and in line with the S.A.I.D. principle. There are only 5 lifts which I really want to get strong on and I am thinking of just doing those 5 lifts 2 to 3 times/week with progressive loading for strength. The lifts are: Squat Deadlift Dips Chins Overhead Press Obviously the one possible problem is that doing squats/deads every workout is extremely taxing on the lower back and CNS. I was thinking that maybe keeping volume reasonably low and only exercising twice/week would solve this. Korte's program interested me because it is so simple, and the fact that he advocates squats/deads every workout, which is rarely seen in most programs. Another solution would be to alternate the squats/deads, but I don't want to do this unless I have to.