Over the last maybe year I too have learned the value of big compounds!! I knew they were important, but more and more I am finding out that there is nothing they cant do! I just got my hands on Starting Strength Vol 2 by Mark Rippetoe, and the first like 10 pages basically say that nothing well ever beat big compounds!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
"When in doubt, just get really, really strong. It tends to cure most problems in training – and life." - Wendler