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Maintaining While Specializing?

So, due to a compressed disc in my lower back, i have had to lay off squats and deadlifts for a while. To keep me from going insane, i decided to do an arm specialization program…Thibs “ticket to the gun show” program to be exact. Ive always had flimsy arms so i thought this would be an acceptable time to work on them while my back heals…

my question is a 5x5 program with things like incline bench, dumbbell rows, horizontal leg press, and overhead press enough for maintaining the rest of my body?