I agree with this. If you are beginner, it would be in your best interests to take advantage of the increased recovery and growth potential by training more often, not less.
This is assuming you are resting and eating enough to compensate.
The reason I would never recommend a beginner start some training program ONLY focused on "compound movements" is because your body NEEDS direct attention in all of those muscle groups to even reach full potential in strength to start with.
Good luck bench pressing over 400lbs if your biceps, triceps or shoulders are lagging because all you did was squats and overhead presses for ten years.
I see nothing wrong with training like that for periods of time, but anyone proclaiming that is the best way to train for even most newbs is a little off unless those people aren't concerned about having muscular imbalances.