On the subject of getting strong vs. bulking up these are exclusive. There are programs to bulk up but you can get very strong without "bulking up". I am not an expert but I have gotten my squat to 300lb and no one would say I have bulked up. First be honest with what you are trying to accomplish and pick a program for that. I highly recommend a book called FIT gets into the how's and why's of programming to develop strength vs. bulk vs. endurance.