So I just finished purchasing a gym membership with my close friend. We made our own workouts by using research from other websites and seeing what the best exercises for each body part was. So, my workout goes like this:
Day 1 (Chest and Biceps)- Barbell curls, Dumbbell curls, Hammer curls, bench press, incline dumbbell press, and finally pec deck.
Day 2 (Back and Triceps)- Lat Pulldown, Seated Row, Reverse Dumbbell flys, Dips, Tricep pull downs, close grip bench press.
Day 3 (Legs and Shoulders)- Leg extensions, Leg press, calf raises, Arnold Press, Shoulder Raises, Shoulder Press
Day 4 Cardio and Abs
So, the main goal is to be bulking up right now. From research majority of the sources I've read say 3 sets and 8 reps is really good to acheive this. So my questions are, is this workout effective? Are there ways I can improve it? How often should I be increasing weight? And what is the best possible diet for this workout for bulking? Any help would be appreciated because I really want to get into shape the best way possible.