Dan Dalenberg | End of Off Season | Bench

I recently lifted at the 2017 Arnold XPC finals where I totaled 2370, via 940, 700, 730. I am in the middle of a long off season leading up to a fall full meet. 

This was a rough night of benching, completely self induced. I’ve been wanting to try a tighter shirt and got the chance to try out a size 52 SDP. Several people told me it would be too small and I would never get in it, so of course that made me want to try even more!

They were right. But not as right as expected. I could almost get it on, the arm opening just wasn’t quite big enough to let me pull the shirt all the way on. If I could have pulled it up a little farther, I think I could use it. But since it was riding so low, the shirt handcuffed me pretty bad. A custom “size 53” might be the perfect one. No matter though! I have a 54 that works very well. I might just need to snug the sleeves up a little.

Bench- Single at 9RPE

Opted for the 2 board since I spent way too much time messing with the smaller shirt and was already pretty wore out. Worked up to a decent 655. Considering my last contest prep where I only handled 550 or so in the off season, I am happy with this.

And that was it! Ice on the elbows and called it good for the night.

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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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