Dan Dalenberg- Almost 2 weeks out from Relentless Detroit

I love this part of a training cycle. I’m getting anxious to compete, my body is recovering and weights are moving effortlessly. This week is pretty boring, so just one post.


Monday was a deload squat and pull day. I worked up to a few paused singles with 420 on the squat and some pulled a few singles at 365. Technique is on point and I feel very strong. Did some hack squats and a lot of McGill work.

Wednesday I went in and did some light floor pressing. A few sets of 5 with 225 and 275. Same deal, everything is feeling good. Did a little incline pressing and 100 reps of both band flyes and pressdowns. Elbows and pecs feel good. A little more recovery time and I feel good about a big bench.

Weight Cut

I’m waking up at about 251-253 right now. 2000@242 has been a serious goal of mine for awhile and I know that I am very close to that. Such a small cut will be easy to do and won’t affect performance. Per some conversations with Brian I am trying a significantly longer water load but everything else will be the same as it has been in the past. Hoping for no sweating this time around, but either way I will make the 42s easy.

Random Thought on the Meet

I sent this to my training partners earlier today and decided it was worth sharing, I think some others that have lifted in Relentless meets will relate. We are all training 10/20 and only have a couple openers left to take.

“Get your shit together.

You have THREE more reps that matter. 15 days and only 3 reps that are important.

I know plenty of people make the comment that the weight lifted at this meet doesn’t matter…

BULLSHIT. They are wrong. Sort of.

By lifting in this meet you have a commitment, a responsibility, an obligation. You are there to put on a SHOW. Whatever that means for your total. You might not be posting monster numbers, hell you might not even approach an elite total. However, you owe it to the crowd, to Detroit Barbell, to Kirby Church, to the families and most importantly the kids, to smash weights, be passionate and leave it all on the platform.

I don’t care if you total 200 or 2000. You owe that crowd a show either way.

Be perfect in those last 3 reps. Get your shit together.”

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Daniel Dalenberg

Dan Dalenberg is a pro level raw and equipped powerlifter with elite totals in the 220, 242 and 275 class. Best official raw meet lifts include an 804 squat, 507 bench press, 715 dead lift and 2006 total. Best equipped lifts include an 950 squat, 715 bench, 735 deadlift and 2400 total at 242. Dan has been training under Brian's guidance using the 10/20/Life methodology since late 2010.
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