A pigeon hunting manlet's journey to become strong. Lifting has replaced boxing as my passion recently. I've lifted weights to supplement my boxing but now I'm focused almost entirely on lifting. It's been 4 months since I've focused on a powerlifting style routine, and I know that it's not a lot of time, but I am disappointed in how weak I am and how slow my progress is. I figure a log would help me and maybe I can get some suggests on my program. I'm 5'5 and around 71kg. When I started 4 months ago, my 1 rep maxes were: Squat 100kg Bench 95kg Deadlift 135kg Overhead Press 65kg Current lifts are: Squat 120kg (264lbs) Bench 110kg (242lbs) Deadlift 145kg (319lbs) Overhead Press 70kg (154lbs) My Goal is to hit at least 140kg on the Squat, 120 on the Bench, 160 on the Deadlift, and 85kg on the Press by the end of this year. I feel I would accomplish or even surpass my goals for the Squat and Bench but my Deadlift and press is progressing a lot slower. I made up my own program where I'm back squatting, Benching, and Pressing twice, along with front squatting and Deadlifting once a week. So I'm working out four times. Then the next week I'm doing a heavier sessions 3 times in the week. Then, switch back to 4 times, and so forth. Also doing some assistance exercises after my main lifts. I hope this is effective, but I also did what I think would be fun for me. Day 1 of the Pigeon program Squat 85kg 5 90kg 5 95kg AMRAP (did 6) 90kg 5 85kg 5 Bench 75kg 5 80kg 5 90kg AMRAP (did 5) 80kg 5 75kg 5 Pause Squat 85kg 3x6 Pendlay Row 70kg 5x5 Dumbbell Press 23kg 3x12 Pull Up (3 sets to failure) 16 10 8 Facepulls 40kg 3x10 Dragon Flags 12 reps Hanging Raises 3x15 Box Jumps - 10 Thoughts: I think I go too fast on my way down on the squat. I need to be more mindful and be more controlled. Also screwed up on the first set of pause squats because I forgot to pause.. Not sure if I can count that first set. I wish my gym had higher boxes than the 30 inch one they have. To make it more challenging I had did while holding on to a 10kg kettlebell.