Good topic, in my humble opinion.
1. For beginning resistance trainers, the first task is to learn the basic movements (I won't commit right now to what I think those are) with good form, good ROM, and a consistent bar path.
Within a structured workout, agreed.
2. For beginning resistance trainers, the second early task is to gain strength in the basic movements.
3. If a beginning resistance trainer wants to include a limited amount of lifting to emphasize the growth of body parts that he/she perceives to be of insufficient size, that probably will not negatively impact over-all progress. (That is to say, if you want to do a few curls or lat raises at the end of your workout, it won't hurt anything.)
Unsure. Haven't tried it or read enough about it to form a useful opinion.
4. Hypertrophy and strength are not mutually exclusive, and are in fact highly correlated.
5. The "rule" that low weight/high reps produces hypertrophy and high weight/low reps produces strength is a gross over simplification.
Agreed - to this statement. [ http://exrx.net/ExInfo/FitnessComponent ... hor4780138
] indicates quite a few training objectives and a less controversial statement could include generally accepted (there's the problem: "generally accepted") ranges for each fitness component (ie: 1-3 strength, 3-6 power, 6-12 hypertrophy, 12-15 muscular endurance, 15-25 cardio/vasc enduro, 25+ ?)
Clarification - I'd write "does not apply in all cases" in place of "gross over simplification", but I can use too many words.
We should also be able to state something about the number of sets - more is not necessarily better for the beginning trainee.