I am currently on the Lyle McDonald generic bulking routine. I train four days a week with my goals being mass and strength gains over time. I have incremental targets (e.g. my current one is to address my deadlift and get to 180kg for reps). I also have long term overall goals: get as big and strong as possible and minimize fat gain by having a sensible diet and cardio routine. My current stats: 77.5kg Bench Press 3x8 130kg Squat 3x6 150kg Deadlift 1x5 (needs work, bad form so can't progress until I fix that) Short-medium term goals: 90kg Bench Press 3x8 140kg Squat 3x6 165kg+ Deadlift 1x5 Diet: I need to eat more. In general I find the lifting in the gym a lot more enjoyable than the meal preparations. Sometimes I miss meals, and I don't get enough sleep. So, this is definitely something that can change. I will read some other logs and see how people spread the meals. Recovery: Happy to learn about general ways in which experienced lifters recover e.g. stretches, ice baths, etc.