I wanted to get some feedback on an assumption I would like verified or corrected.
Are compound barbell exercises (bench, DL, OHP, and squat) something that should be minimized or at least cycled away from as one gets older in training years? Will the wear and tear lead to joint problems that could have been avoided if one relied more on dumb bells, cables, and body weight exercises?
I am mid 40’s and have had my share of shoulder impingement issues over the years. But, in reality, it could also have been from sports (lots of throwing) or genetics (my dad has had shoulder issues).
So, to sum up, is it smart to just run programs like 531 in perpetuity, or is it better to rotate out compound barbell lifts for long term success and health?