I have no clue where I'm at in my lifting regimen in terms and if I'm gaining weight at a respectable rate. I've want to get to ~190. Currently ~175-177. Been lifting six hours a week for the past three to four months, and I started at ~170. I'm 5'11". I've never lifted before extensively, most of my exercise has been cardio, LOTS of swimming (four+ hours a day back in the day), so it's been tough to find good resources. The one I have found is: The Men's Health Hardbody Guide from the local Y. Here's where I was and what I'm doing now: Dumbbell curl: then - 6 sets of 6 reps of 20lbs - now 6 of 6x50. Dumbbell incline press: 6 of 6x30 - now 6 of 6x55. I have no idea what the bars at my Y weighs, so these are just the weights. Bench: 6 of 6x70 - 6 of 6x110. Incline Bench: 6 of 6x70 - 6 of 6x110. Squat: 6 of 6x70 - 6 of 6x180. Leg press: 6 of 6x90 - 6 of 6x360. Preacher Curl: 6 of 6x30 - 6 of 6x50. All these numbers are at the max, I start with lower weight to warm up, then do the above sets. I also do some other lifting exercises, but can't remember their names at the moment. Do these numbers make sense, and am I lifting right to reach my 190 goal, or do I need to increase my weight even more? I toss a plate on almost every two weeks, but it seems slow. I read alot here about there's tons of gain for newbs like me, but I've only really gained 7 pounds, maybe! I look bulkier for sure. I'll take a pic later. Maybe it's all lean? Does the rate of gain seem right for my lifting schedule?