Originally Posted by BendtheBar
No, what you really need right now is to get a lot stronger on the primary movements. That is paramount. Anything else is a distraction.
If he doesn't understand this then I would filter his advice. Many guys don't understand how important this is.
This. You have a whole family of people here that are willing to help you with your journey. Sounds like what he's telling you isn't working with your current goals. So just definitely filter the advice and do what you know is right. If you have questions, ask here.