Thanks d-public. I think you answered what was in my head, which was, what should I expect in terms of progressions on DB exercises especially.
So, the first thing I did this week was to set myself up on a diet where I eat a similar amount at similar times. Keep in mind, while I want to add mass, I am wanting to go for about four-five weeks dropping some unnecessary fat that I've put on. I'm going to deal with that first, and then move on to adding good weight. Here is what I've been doing this week:
Pre-workout, 5:15am: 1 cup Fruity pebbles cereal (I figure this isn't the best carb to be eating period, but I wanted some carbs before workout and I had this and need to eat it; when it's gone, I'll change this up)
Post-workout, 6:30am: 2 scoops protein powder + water
Breakfast, 7:30am: 5-6 scrambled eggs, 2 turkey sausage links, one glass OJ, 2 fish oil supps
Snack, 11am: 3 scoops protein powder + water
Lunch, 1pm: one helping of stew or spaghetti meat sauce + some carrots
Afternoon snack, 4pm: 2 turkey sausages (brautwursts) or 4 boiled eggs
Dinner: 2 helpings of whatever is around, tonight will be greek style chicken (very few carbs, no rice) + some green olives and 2 slices swiss cheese
Bed time: 2 scoops protein powder + water
So that's what I'm doing diet wise. I've also switched my routine to the Dorian Yates routine C_C kindly posted for me, and I will basically be in the gym 6 or 7 days a week because I'm also adding in 2-3 days moderate running. With the routine, I'm going to try to increase weights as much as I can, but I am probably not eating enough to support a big gain. In a few weeks I'll change that and really make an attempt to progress on my lifts.
Any comments would be appreciated.