In 12 weeks, I have increased my combined lifting total by about 63kg/140lbs. It's partly due to improvements in my technique and partly because I have utilised a strict 5x5 programme that only involves one exercise per day. Check it out!
Dammit. I took up powerlifting as a simple way to get stronger whilst continuing with all my other types of training...and now I'm applying to compete in 2017. I'm expecting it to be an exercise in humiliation (I'll use that as a post title further down the line).
Few kinds of progress are as measured and irrefutable as the results of weight training. When you're in a slump, it can help you keep moving forwards whilst continuing to work outside of your comfort zone.