I guess it's time...am I HOT?
My story is that I went from 131 lbs to 178 lbs in the course of about 2 years. I lifted previously in High School then did not lift for about 14 years. My first 20 lbs came fast, then the old rate of diminishing returns kicked in over the rest of the bulk.
I'm now 37, 5'6.5" and sit at about 165 after cutting down from the bulk.
I ate about 4,000 cals a day and made sure I eat at least 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per my weight throughout. I did not watch carbs and fat, so I put on a little extra fat than I needed, but I got rid of that quickly.
I went with a 2 day split 4x8 with a focus on compound lifts, save squats and deadlifts. I have a back issue that I can't squat or deadlift without injuring myself.
I've provided a picture of my upper body progression from before lifting to the top of my bulk late 2006. I've been in maintenance mode for the last 6 months.
I'll add some others for better overall.
Those who wish to comment on how gay you think I am need not apply.