All advice and critique is welcomed, mate, so no worries about "getting at me." That's why I jointed the forum - don't have any friends who lift or anybody to hash out my routine with and, as a beginner, that's pretty crucial.
Since I learned my lesson with trying to write my own program, I'm currently following Layne Norton's PHAT program (http://www.simplyshredded.com/mega-feat ... -2011.html
) hence all the volume. It's supposed to bring about increases in size and
strength which, yeah, it definitely has. However, I definitely don't want to stick to it forever as I'd rather just stronger so after I finish these 12 weeks I'd already talked about running 5/3/1 and either doing Smolov Jr. for my bench or doing that after I got through 5/3/1.
In terms of hunger, I slam back a shake right after my workouts and then within an hour-an hour and a half I'm pretty hungry.
2,000 calories is because my projected maintenance is around 1,800 (5'3" female and 122 pounds) so I was eating that for a while but the scale wasn't going up, so I bumped them to 2,000 about four weeks ago (I think). Bumping them up again by another 200 this weekend to try and get things moving.