Dan Dalenberg | XPC Week 12 | SQ/DL


Great start to XPC pre-contest training. No weights were heavy, we were working in the 70% range. It went really well.

Squat- 3 x 2 up to 70%

525, 525, 565 (video above)

This was my second time in the double Inzer gripper wraps. To be honest, when I first got these I had no idea how I would even use them. Some break in time though and I am starting to really like them. It’s a different feel for sure but I liked them more and more as we figured out how to wrap the damn things.

Deads- 3 x 2 up to 70%

405, 500, 500

Pause Squats- 3 x 3

275 x 3. Kept these fairly light and used the buffalo bar to give my shoulders a little break.

GHR- 4 x 10

Atmosphere in the Gym

Last night was different the past few weeks.

Pretty much everyone has been in off season mode for a bit now and we definitely had a relaxed attitude. Lots of joking around and nothing being taken too seriously. That’s part of the fun of the off season, don’t have to be #HARDCOREBEASTMODEJUNGLELION all the time.

Last night was different. Starting the pre-contest cycle Dain and I both were a lot more focused. One of the things I have enjoyed about training and competing with these guys is that each of them are able to flip the switch at the right times. It’s nice to get the mental break when the time is right for that, but now that training is getting more serious its great to see the intensity slowing turning up.


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.  

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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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