I was just wondering. Aren't dips and bent-over-rows supplementative to benchpress, military press and deadlift? I mean are they necessary?
Hi. Yes, they are supplementive , but let's look a rows (thinkd seated cable rows, or bent over barbell rows, I prefer the bent over barbell row, but use what you have, it's the same motion). The DL does in fact get your mid back, but it's primarily a lower body hip/ham movement. The rows are primarily upper body pull, but in a different plane of movement from chins/pullups. Having them in is a good thing. As to the chest dips/tricep dips, well, it's on the same day as overhead press, so the shoulder girdle is getting priority on this day. The dips just reinforc e your tricep strength and effect the chest in a lighter day. I'd keep them all in, keeps everything all well balanced out.