My bench has upped about 15 lbs, most of my weights have been relatively steadily increasing (5 or so lbs every week). I'm waiting for this to level off a bit, though.
That's a good idea; I was worried I might be overdoing the cardio. Over the next month, one of my main objectives is to switch to pushing some heavier weight and dropping down on the cardio to 3-4 times per week (instead of 5-6).
Typical day for me looks something like this (I know it's too high in carbs, with not enoguh protein...I'm working on that):
Breakfast @ 10a: fat free yogurt or 8 oz milk & 1 scoop whey protein
(Class 10a - 2p)
Snack @ 12:30p: Pria powerbar or a packet of tuna
Snack @ 4p (right after gym): 8 oz skim milk; 1 scoop chocolate whey protein
Dinner @ 6p: Either a packet of tuna, a sandwich, some soup, etc.
Snack @ 8p: Tofu dog, low-fat mozorella cheese & olive oil
Snack @ 10p: Tofu dog, soup (usually chicken noodle or something).
That's pretty typical; plus I have a 'junk food' meal every weekend (usually 2 slices of pizza and a soda). I get about 100 oz of water/day (plus whatever I have while working out). I don't drink juice or soda.
Thanks for the help -- I lifted pretty seriously for about six months, but injured my knee and back, and am trying to pick it back up again.
I'm aiming for 5x5 (shifting towards that) by the end of November at pretty much 85-90% intensity.
Thanks so much for your help; I really appreciate it