Dan Dalenberg- SQ/DL- 8 weeks out RUM8

Training for RUM 8 on February 8th. I will be lifting on the wrapped/monolift day, hoping to post another 2000+ raw total. 

Warm Up

McGill 3- 3 rounds circuit style

Hammer Curls

Wide Stance Goblet squats


What a freaking disaster…

Squat- 640×1

Dead- 405×1

Shut it down. I was irritated and not there mentally at all. I was on the path to likely doing something stupid so I decided to bag it before I hurt myself.


All my squat warm-ups felt great. Problem was, I was literally the only person in the gym. Eventually our owner showed up and he ran the mono, but I got a little weird on the first rep with 640 and felt a little off balance- like I might go backwards. At that point I realized going any further was dumb so I shut it down.

I can’t really be mad at the guys for not being there. One guy has 2 sons in winter sports, I knew he would be irregular. The other has a new boss at work and things have been upside down, I get that.

But nonetheless, I was irritated with the situation. I only have a few heavy squat sessions left and I hated to cut what was starting out really good short. But without competent spotters I just wasn’t comfortable trying to squat.

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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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