Dan Dalenberg | Start of Off Season

Currently in offseason mode, rebuilding up to the 250s and working towards a summer meet.

Just got back from the wedding and honeymoon trip on Monday night. Everything went as smoothly as I could have imagined. The wedding in Florida was awesome and so much fun. Between our wedding planner and the resort staff, they had everything handled and we just got to enjoy the ride. After that we went to Cancun for a week. Stayed just south of Cancun at Excellence Riviera Cancun. The resort was amazing, food was great and the whole place was just super relaxing. Really enjoyed just hanging out at the beach and pool drinking very unmanly fruity drinks.


She is much better looking than me. Don’t tell her though, I don’t want her to find out.

I trained my ass of there! Actually no, that’s a lie. I didn’t lift at all! I did a couple swole sessions in Florida but didn’t touch a weight in Mexico.

But I dieted really hard! Again, a lie. I did make smarter food choices and stayed away from fried crap. Body weight is still in the low-mid 230s.

The whole experience was a blast. I definitely recommend destination weddings. It made the whole process much less stressful and I managed to get two vacations in one.

Starting Off Season

I started my off season last night with some squatting and pulling. I feel pathetically weak right now after basically a 6 week lay off and so much lighter. Worked up to some triples on both the squat and pull to just over 400 pounds. Everything was light, but not as light as I am used to. No big deal, it will take a little time to feel strong again I’m sure.

I plan on experimenting with a couple things. I think I will be doing almost all of my pulling this off season sumo. I’ve never really given that style much of a chance and it feels really good while I am leaner. I will also be attempting to learn the hook grip. I think being able to hook grip could be a useful skill just in case anything ever happens to my underhand bicep.

Should be 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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