OK - this is the thread where you tell me to just slow down and let time take it's course! ;f I've been doing some barbell lifting for a couple months now. Was originally doing a lighter weight and did two sets of 20 reps; then, in an effort to build some bulk, upped the weight and now do two sets of 12 reps. I'm doing this routine three days a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) and that's it. Well, I don't know how fast muscles are supposed to "sprout" ( ;f ) but I'm really not seeing any results I'm not ready to buy some roids or anything, but don't know what my expectations should be, or if I'm really on the right schedule for my goals. ^8 I understand I have to "break the muscle fibers down" in order to effect any bulk - so I'm wondering if only three quick workouts per week (routine takes less than 30 minutes, including both sets) isn't enough? As a medium-distance runner (average 30 miles per week and am fairly slim at 165 pounds and 5' 10" ) perhaps I'm not getting enough nutrition or protein? Lots of possible factors, so thanks for any advice! kestrou Wanna kill these ads? We can help!