I'm not sure what you mean by finishers, but it sounds like you mean something like pyramid sets/drop sets? If so, I believe it's fine for face pulls, tricep pushdowns, or the like because they are just done at a light weight for a total number of reps anyway.
Supposing that you are doing what I mention above, and not a drop sets with deadlifts/squats, I think what you are looking for is a barbell complex. There is an article floating around TNation that has a few examples that I have used. As with everything 5/3/1, start light. Trust me, they suck.
Hope your recovery is going well. Good luck getting back into it.