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Zim's Log in Attempt to Pursue Badassness

Hey everyone.
This log is just to keep in check with my current training and hopefully provide me some motivation to continue training.
Some stats:
Age: 16
Weight: about 154 or so pounds
Height: 5’8-5’9 depending on who you ask
Years training: 1.5

Lifts:
Squat: recently converted to low bar squats so don’t know max yet but last workout was 110kg x 3 sets of 5 (140kg x5)
Deadlift: 130kg x 5 (180kg x5)
Bench: 70kg x 6 (90kg x5)
Press: 50kg x 5 (70kg x5)

EDIT: Goals have been posted in brackets above

I’m definitely still a beginnger, with the goal in mind of building strength and kicking ass in life.
I don’t follow a specific program, and as a student my schedule is constantly changing, but I currently do something along the lines of:
Monday - golf practice
Tuesday - Squat day (w assistance work)
Wednesday - upper body, bench and press
Thursday - off
Friday - deadlift and other pulling
Sat - æ?£æ?? (loosely translated = free fighting), a form of martial arts in China (where I live)
Sun - usually golf or off

I’d appreciate any comments or advice (or anything really).

zim

So here’s just what my training notebook looks like recently (all numbers are kg unless otherwise noted):

9/11
Deadlift
120x3x2
125x3
MetCon
10 rounds
10 burpees
5 pullups
10 14lb wallball (drop)

9/12
Squat
110z3z2
110x5
3 rounds: 11:37 mins
500m row: 1:40, 1:45, 1:52
10 pushups
10 20lb wallball (drop)

9/13
Press
50x4x2
50x3 (fail on 4)
Technique:
Muscleup practice

9/14
Clean 60x3x2

9/18
Squat
110x5x3
2-inch deficit Sumo Deadlift
90x5
100x5
110x5x2
One legged Leg Press
50x10
60x10
MetCon (didnâ??t finish)
500m row
15 20lb medball slams
12 14lb wallball
10 20lb medball slams

9/19
Bench Press
70x4 (fail)
65x5
65x6
Press
35x10x5

9/21
Deadlift
130x5
Squat
80x10x2
Front Squat
60x10x3

9/23
Press
50x5x2 PR
50x4
Bench
55x10x5
Pullups
~6x10 or so sets
1 arm DB row
30x10
35x12
35x15
30x10
*note: in terms of weight and sets, it goes like this: (weight)x(reps)x(sets)

Today was a lousy ass day, I didn’t feel it the whole session. I just got a new membership at a gym quite near my house, so that’s good, it’s got punching bags and all. Pretty sick. But there’s no squat rack, so that blows. Pressing 50kg for 5 reps was definitely a PR for me, over the 4 reps i got last session. Overall pretty excited about training again.

Meals:
Breakfast - 5 eggs, banana, mixed veggies
Lunch - Lamb, fried rice, romaine lettuce salad
Dinner - Mystery meat, bean soup and veggies
Post workout - 2 scoops whey

9/24
Off - light golf practice

Meals:
Breakfast - 5 eggs, a quarter of a yam (was kind of rushed)
Lunch - apple (didn’t get to eat), ate later on in the day: about 12 oz chicken breast, rest of the yam from morning
Dinner - mung bean soup with rice (asian as it gets), pork and veggies. also this noodle thing that’s made out of beans.

9/25
Deadlift
135x2 (fail on 3rd) PR
132.5x2 (fail on 3rd)
Clean + 6 Front Squats
60x1 set
70x3 sets PR
Handstand practice

Today was an okay session. There was a lifting coach there who coached me on the clean and deadlifts, so that was pretty cool. He didn’t let me drop the weights straight-up though, which kinda sucked because that’s what I’m used to anyway.
On the 135 in the deadlift I was going for 5, so only 2 reps was pretty shitty. PR though, because I’ve never actually attempted 135. Could be just a mind game. Will get it next time though.

9/26
Press
50x5x3
Metcon (3 rounds)
500m rowing (1:45, 1:52, 1:50)
10 pushups
10 wallballs
Handstand practice (5 second handstand! Scariest shit in my life ever)
Some marial arts stuff - mainly punches and kicks with tumbling on a mat