Dan Dalenberg | Offseason | SQ/DL

Coming off a very poor performance in Atlantic City. Despite an excellent training cycle, I did not execute to my ability. This failure has left a very sour taste. Currently in the offseason; building momentum towards preparing for the XPC Arnold Classic.

Squat- Singles

325 for a few singles. Using this as a warm up for deads.

Deadlift- Triples @ 7 RPE

500 x 3 x 3

I’m having an issue with my underhand wrist. It feels like maybe it is sprained, but I have no idea how I did it. As a result, I can’t turn my hand over to pull. Using straps I was able to deadlift without any pain. I think it might a tightness in my forearm causing the pain. I worked on it with a massage wheel and had almost instant improvement. Hopefully if I stay on top of that it will be get better. Might need to make a visit to my chiro for some soft tissue work.

4″ Block Pulls- 3 x 3 

500 for 3.


100 reps of leg curls and a bunch of bird dogs

Last Weekend

On Saturday I headed over to Relentless Detroit to help my friend Cory Schutter. His day started out a little rough, going 1/3 in the squat but ended up turning it around and finishing 7/9 and posting a huge PR total. He has clearly made a lot of progress since last year, both from a strength standpoint and maturity as a lifter. Really glad I was able to be there and see him have a successful meet!

I lifted in the last two RD meets and I have to say that this was the best run one yet. The day seemed to move quite quickly and efficiently. I think they spread the lifters out a bit more evenly across Friday and Saturday, which was a great move for sure. Less lifters always makes for an easier day. It has always impressed me that Detroit Barbell is able to run a meet so well among so much activity. Certainly a job well done by all those involved.

This was also my first time there as a spectator rather than lifter. When I am competing, I am hyper-focused and fairly unaware of what is going on around me. It’s a very different experience being in the audience and getting to observe everything that is going on. The most powerful was watching Bobby Faber’s daughter run around and make friends with anyone who made eye contact with her. For those that don’t know, Ashlynn was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year. Bobby went from lifting in the meet in years past to being one of the sponsored families this year. Ashlynn responded extremely well to her treatment and is now cancer free! Great to see her running around having fun.

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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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