All,

I registered on the boards late last year and I just began reading some of the posts and articles over the last week or so.

I'm 5' 8" and 165lbs. I'm looking to bulk up a lot and I'm currently doing the following work out:

First Week of Month
M,W,F - 30min Cardio First Then Upper Body Workout
T,T - 30 mins Cardio First Then Lower Body Workout

Second Week of Month
M,W,F - 30min Cardio First Then Lower Body Workout
T,T - 30 mins Cardio First Then Upper Body Workout

Then I rotate between those. So one week I'll do one extra day of Uppers and the other week I'll do an extra day of lowers.

I thought about changing it to something like:
Sun,Tues,Thur,Sat - 30mins Cardio First Then Upper Body Workout
Mon,Wed,Fri,Sat - 30mins Cardio First then Lower Body Workout

What do you think of both of my routines (current and new)? With my current one, I don't feel like I am being pushed enough.

The way I have been doing my weights are as followed:
12 reps of a lower weight then rest 1 minute.
10 reps of a bit higher weight then rest 1 minute.
8 reps of even more weight then rest 1 minute.
6 reps of the weight that i can barely lift six times and rest 2 minutes.
then work my way back down doing the 8 again, then 10,12.

What do you think of this?

For my pre-workout shake I take 1 scoop of GNC's AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 with 4oz of water and usually a banana or powerbar.

For my post-workout I take 1 scoop of GNC's AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 with 4oz of water.

I've been doing this for the past two weeks and my weight has been fluctuating between 164-169lbs. I can see improvements in my arms but I don't currently have any way of measuring the improvements or BF.

Thank you, I still have a lot of reading to do.