Long story short I need some motivation and some good habits/routines. I'm a "hardgainer/undereater/ectomorph." I do have good tone, but its for all the wrong reasons. I want to see what I can do with my body. My girlfriend whom was attached at the hip is moving to the city to be a model/actress. We're gonna do the long distance thing because we're so committed to each other, but the truth is I'm eaten up inside about the whole thing. I need something healthy to keep me focused on developing myself and something good to get me back into school again (gpa dropped from 3.7 to 3.2 this past semester). I have lifted before casually and after finally doing research I now know that everything I have done was wrong. Gotta learn sometime. I will be starting my bulk diet tomorrow in the morning. I'm planning on just doing the double-up/see food diet. 3000-3500 cal. In terms of lifting routine I've been reading about the stronglift 5x5 which after looking at it I've seen the basic routine all over forums since research. Food, food, food, compound lifts, and more food. 3 day routine late afternoon. I will start lifting on Monday. Is 10 lbs in 4 weeks possible? I've been practicing body weight squats to get the technique down. I'll start with the bar but most people are more than happy to help with technique, right? Might need help with the deadlift too. I was thinking of something like Day 1: Squats 5x5 Row 5x5 Dips 5x5 Day 2: Bench 5x5 Curl (BB) 5x5 Prone Bridges 3x30 Day 3: Deadlift 1x5 Military Press 5x5 Pull ups 5x5 I'll adjust sets/reps according to how weak my ass is. Is it possible to pack on legitimate weight this way?