Hi, long time reader, first time poster. I recently found out that my dad has this exercising booklet called 'Universal Bodybuilding' and I began to read it. It describes a beginner's first two weeks as this (minus cottage cheese in the weight gain diet): WORKOUT Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Abdominal Exercises: -Leg Pushout 2 sets, 8 reps -Alternated Leg Kicks Monday, Wednesday, Friday Weight Training: -Press 1 set, 8 reps -Upright Rowing 1 set, 8 reps -Bench Press 1 set, 8 reps -Squat 1 set, 10 reps -Wide-Grip Chin-Up to Back of Neck 1 set, 8 reps -Abdominal Exercises PROTEIN DIET Breakfast: -2 eggs and bacon -1 glass of milk Morning Snack: -fruit Lunch: -meat and vegetables -1 glass of milk Afternoon Snack: -fruit Supper: -meat and vegetables -1 glass of milk Snack Before Bed: -peanut butter sandwich -1 glass of milk WEIGHT GAIN Breakfast: -2 glasses of milk -bowl of cereal OR eggs and bacon -3 slices of toast with butter and jelly Morning Snack: -1 glass of milk -peanut butter sandwich Lunch: -1 glass of milk -soup and 2 meat sandwiches (or peanut butter) -dessert Afternoon Snack: -1 glass of milk -pie or cake Supper: -1 glass of milk -a well balanced meal of meat, potatoes and vegetables -2 slices of bread and butter -dessert Snack Before Bed: -1 glass of milk -peanut butter or jam sandwich I'm not going to post the weight loss diet, as I don't really need it. If you'd like to read it, I'd be happy to post it. Now, to the point. I posted this because I want to know if you guys think that this is a good diet to go on. I've been thinking of bulking up, as I'm 6'2" and 198 lbs. I've got a lot of fat around my stomach/hip area, but to look at me, you wouldn't say that I was fat. Sorry I don't have a picture to show what I mean more clearly. I've also got another question: Can I go on the weight gain diet while doing the workout posted above? Thanks in advance!