in varying your routine, is it best to always include squat, deads, bench, rows, dips & chins no matter what?
or should they be taken rest from like any other exercise ?
personally i like to keep them, but it can be benefical to rotate them from time to time. Especially if you are doing heavy deads and squats in the same week.
I would always have a variation of the 6 basic movements
A leg press is a variation of a squat movement, for example. A dip is a chest press.
Squats work better than supplements.
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keep to basics. if you want to vary them, change the reps and the tempos of the lift.
my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.