Posted this in the womens' forum, but figured I'd get the guys' opinions on this as well.
My current thinking is to take advantage of all this holiday food that will be coming up (hehe) and work on a clean bulk to add some muscle mass over the winter, of course trying to keep fat gain to a minimum.
I usually use my own program consisting of mainly compound lifts but I'm thinking of maybe going with a program. I took a month off from training in Oct due to illness/etc. So I figure I have from now until about April/May to pack on as much muscle as possible before I need to start cutting for summer.
I have the book New Rules Of Lifting For Women. I also ordered Starting Strength today. Should I do NROLFW, SS, or both this winter? Or does anyone have any alternative suggestions for packing on a good pound of muscle a month or so? I know since I'm female I won't gain as fast as males, so I'm figuring a pound a month is reasonable (although I'd love more).