I am someone that needs very little variety in my workouts, and hates isolation work. That said, when I consider the exercises I’ve done over the last 1.5 years, it’s limited to:
Bench (barbell and DB incline)
Deadlift (barbelll and SL with DBs)
Squat (barbell and DB goblet squats)
Pull ups (weighted and body weight) and dips, push ups, roll outs (body weight or with weight vest).
In addition, I do pull aparts/face pulls with each workout. So, my question is: is it beneficial to cycle in new exercises? My goals are: 1) keep getting stronger, 2) remain relatively lean, 3) remain injury free, and 4) sustain overall well being and energy levels. Is there really a need to add in curls, lat raises, etc… for any long term benefits? I just don’t want to look back and say “Man, if only I’d rotated in X, Y, and Z into my training over the years, I’d be better off now”.