Fitness newb here, only been working out for a couple of months. I read through some of the archives here (the bulking guide for newbies was especially helpful), but I'd like some advice on my diet and training regimine. I seem to be gaining strength very slowly, so I wanted to know if I'm doing anything wrong. Meals (I try to eat every two hours) 9am: Bowl of oatmeal + protein shake 12pm: Two lean turkey breast deli sandwiches on whitebread + apple 2pm: Two lean turkey breast deli sandwiches on whitebread + apple (I'm stuck at school for most of the day so thats why the repeat. ) 4pm: Can of waterpacked tuna on pasta + banana 6pm: Bowl of oatmeal + apple 8pm: Tuna Sandwich + apple 10pm: Post workout whey protein shake Supplements: GNC MegaMen multivitamin + Calcium I don't have alot of variety in my meals because I don't have alot of time to cook (work + school) so I just buy tuna and deli turkey breast slices in bulk from Costco and use that for most of my protein. I eat oatmeal twice a day for the fiber. I also drink water exclusively (even with meals). Training: Mon: Chest/Triceps Bench Press 3 sets of 8 Decline Bench: 3x8 Skull crushers 3x10 Close grip bench press 3x10 150 crunches (in between sets) Wed: Back/Biceps Bent-over rows: 3x8 Prone dumbell rows: 3x8 Dumbell pullovers: 3x8 Standing curls: 2x8 Seated curls 3x8 / Dumbell Curls 3x8 Reverse grip seated curls 1x15 (lightweight, mostly for forearms) 150 crunches (in between sets) Fri: Shoulders/Traps Upright Rows: 3x8 Front Plate raise: 3x8 Military Press 1x8 Barbell Shrugs: 3x10 Static Shrugs (30 secs) 150 crunches (in between sets) (I also do ab work on my days off) I workout at home currently with freeweights, but have joined a gym so I could add more excercises then I can currently do with my limited equipment (especially squats and deadlifts). I can't even do incline bench now because my bench is messed up. Progress: 145lbs when I started and now at 161 (though I think alot of that is fat) EDIT: Is it alright to do some cardio while I'm trying to bulk? Reason I ask is because I like playing basketball at the gym, not for cardio, but for fun.