I recently discovered your work here and on your site and just finished reading Base Building. Great stuff! I’m going to implement the program in a few weeks but I have a few questions for you.
I don’t train to compete in powerlifting but I want to get stronger and enjoy squats and deadlifts. The bench though, not so much. (Part of the problem is just practical and due to a lack of serious gyms with enough racks and/or reliable spotters around where I live.)
Could one use the BB bench model for the overhead press instead? What adjustments would need to be made to the model and the overall program to make it work?
Being a non competitor do you think it’s useful to run a strong-15 cycle every now and again? Or would one be better off just chugging along alternating big-15 and BB?
And finally, in the book you talk about fatigue singles and describe how to set those up for phases 1 and 2, but what about phase 3?