Well after working out really hard for a good consistent 5 weeks here is were I'm at and what I have learned:
Pre-workout supplements really do work and help. Currently using Jack3d. I was doing a 5 day split routine when I started and was having a hard time finishing the whole work out. Each day was about 5 different lifts at 4 sets of 9 reps... I wasn't having issues so much with muscle fatigue and finishing things just after about half an hour or so I would either loose interest or just be too tired to continue and didn't have enough to fight through and finish the whole workout. So two weeks into my 5 week plan I decided to give it a try. Gotta say I like the stuff and energy while at the gym isn't a problem anymore.
I learned that I need to pace myself when I'm doing longer sets. Just because I could press 100 pounds didn't mean that I should do 100 pounds on set and then have to keep going lower and lower. I much prefer a nice consistent work out, and in the past was a 3 x 10 guy but was hoping for better results with 4 x 9.
The fourth set sucks no matter what
I was hoping to do a sixth week but my forearm (bone like) had already been hurting when doing barbell bicep curls, and then on Monday my shoulder popped weird so I stopped to recover this week.
I didn't drop much weight, so the big thing my next 5 week cycle is going to include a good 20-30 minute jog/run before lifting and at least 10 min after the lifting. I gotta go back to counting the calories as well, I was a bit to liberal with well I worked out today, eating.
Or also beer is the devil it shouldn't be so good and so bad at the same time.
So Goals for next 5 week cycle:
Don't miss a work out
Drop 5 pounds
Log your calories
Don't overwork yourself and hurt yourself.