Right now I'm 5'9", 167lbs. I'd guess I'm at about 10% bf. This past bulk, I used WBB routine #1, and got myself up to 190. I was able to increase reps or weight every week for the first 5 weeks or so but then had trouble for the last couple weeks. I was doing every set to failure (which I now realize was bad) and in the last couple weeks I remember feeling fatigued early during every workout so strength actually went down a bit.
So here I am at 167lbs, and I look pretty much exactly the same as I did the year before (so I think i only gained a negligible amount of muscle, maybe 1-2lbs). My protein intake was at about 1g protein/1lb body weight, I gained plenty of strength, and when I dieted I didn't starve myself right away, I lost about 1-2lbs a week and kept my protein intake at about .75g protein/lb body weight.
So I'm getting ready to bulk again, and I'm going to try and bulk much cleaner/slower than I did last time, but where did I most likely go wrong, or does this sound like an average bulk cycle? Thx in advance for the help.