I thought I'd start a log on here so everyone can see what I'm doing...and doing wrong. I've been notoriously slow at putting on muscle. It'll become obvious to most here as well, that my push exercises are pretty lame while my pull exercises are pretty good. I blame the rock climbing I'll follow my exercises+reps and weights used, calories consumed and macros. This will be a bulk session. I'm targeting 1lbs weight increase per week. I'm currently 1 week in after an SD. Starting with 10's. I am doing A/B upper/lower split and aiming for 6 days a week (3days each upper and lower) to allow for a few extra isolation exercises. Fridays will typically be my off days. Following basic hst principals but skipping the 15's this cycle. Will continue to follow the controversial carb backloading protocol throughout my sessions and add additional calories preworkout (protein and fat only) and adjust postworkout macros and calories accordingly. Targeting slightly more then 1g per pound protein and the remaining to carbs... fat intake will be incidental apart from daily fish oil supps. Current calorie intake has been roughly 2500 a day. I'll start today at 3000 and see where that puts me by week end. This mornings weight is 157.6lbs (okay,so I started my 3000 calories yesterday!) Upper body exercises: 2X Barbell incline press (switch to flat bench on alternating cycles) 1X BB close grip press 1X weighted pull up 1X weighted chin up 1X weighted chest dip 2X barbell curl 2X weighted crunches 2X barbell bent over row 1X barbell shrug Lower body exercises: 1X barbell shoulder press 1X barbell squat 1X barbell deadlift 2X lying leg curls 1X weighted side touches 1X cross body crunch 1X leg raises Notes: I find mil presses on my upper body day really messes up with my bench presses so I separated them. Reached new PR with both exercises last cycle. I only started full barbell squats this week...never done them before, relying on deads and hack squats previously, so I'll be taking it slow with those.