Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

Group Fitness

Here at Fitocracy, we’re always looking for coaches who are pushing the envelope on innovation. We first heard about a coach last year, David Dellanave, who claimed that you can PR at the gym every single day. It seemed too good to be true.

David was formerly a skinny computer nerd from Minnesota who discovered an innovative technique that skyrocketed his deadlift from 245 to over 600 lbs, while putting on slabs of muscle across his back, chest, shoulders and arms.

Two members of the Fitocracy team decided to listen to him and try out some of David’s whacky advice. What resulted is more PRs and strength gains than ever before, and us begging David to create a group for Group Fitness.

But enough from us. We’ll let him talk for himself.

Enter David

My name is David Dellanave and just a few years ago I was a pretty average lifter. My deadlift numbers were stuck and didn’t seem to be going up at all.

And it’s not like I wasn’t trying – in fact, TRYING was all I did! I tried every single deadlift program under the sun, religiously following the instructions, just hoping to get a little stronger, a little bigger, a little better. I tried…

  • I tried low-volume programs where I only focused on high intensities and heavy loads – but my max never went up.
  • I kept deloading to improve my form, but no matter how perfect my technique got, my deadlift didn’t improve and I wasn’t putting on any muscle working with baby weights!
  • I tried Westside Barbell’s world-famous system, to no avail.
  • I tried high-volume programs with tons of sets. All I got from this was a weakened immune system, getting sick all the time!
  • I even tried a famous program from a well-known Russian coach that did nothing but drive me into the ground with no progress to show for it.

But no matter what I tried, I would always just end up injured and in the same place that I was before. I always thought I was making a little bit of progress, but then I would end up “tweaking” something and my progress was immediately STOPPED.

What changed?

I went on this “roller coaster” for a number of years before stumbling upon a little known secret that skyrocketed my deadlift and my muscle gains…

This secret has allowed me to take my deadlift from 245 pounds to 605 pounds, and become a world record holder in my weight class for the deadlift.

And on top of that, as my deadlift numbers shot up, I started to pack on pounds and pounds of rock-solid muscle to all of my weakest body parts.

My arms, shoulders and back blew up practically overnight. I went from a skinny 168 pounds to a jacked 205 pounds and 10 percent body fat in the blink of an eye.

Since then I’ve achieved triple-bodyweight deadlifts in four variations and gone over a thousand pounds in partial-range deadlifts. I can deadlift 365 pounds with one hand or one leg. I’ve pulled 225 pounds for 50 reps in under a minute. My training logs track over 30 variations of deadlifts, and I sometimes deadlift five days per week. I’ve never been beaten in a deadlift event in contest.

I’ve shared some of my deadlift secrets with major publications like T-Nation & Men’s Health, helping guys all over the world add pounds to their deadlift and mass to their frames.

Shortly after setting a Jefferson Deadlift World Record

You can do it too.

And these miracle results haven’t just been a one-time thing. I’ve been able to replicate these shocking improvements with all of my male and female clients.

You see, in addition to my own lifting, I also run two gyms in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

And since discovering these deadlifting secrets, I’ve been able to skyrocket the deadlifts of “everyday” men and women in just a few weeks.

These men and women aren’t genetically gifted or even athletes for that matter. Most of them are between the ages of 20 and 60 and they work normal jobs while lifting with me just a few times each week.

And the best part is…

The men continue to pack on more muscle in all of the toughest areas to get bigger in: Bigger shoulders, bigger backs and bigger arms start to pop up practically overnight.

Women can’t believe the difference in how much better their arms, legs and butts look after learning this technique.

I’m offering you an 8-week program through Fitocracy Group Fitness. Learn my methods alongside me and your fellow classmates.

Sign up for PR Every Day

(First 10 signups get 10% off. This won’t be around long.)

What you get:

1. Instructions and guidance on following the methodology that helped David and his clients make the fastest gains of their lives.

2. A custom nutrition plan that supports your strength and/or physique changes.

3. Access to constant support from David in the form of a private community and Google Hangouts.

4. Adjustments and feedback on your training, based on your progress.

The program will last two months, or 8 weeks, at $77/month. Many people spend more than that amount on supplements or generic training.

If you’re in a rut or want to pour rocket fuel on your progress, why not try something different?

Train with David

See what David’s clients have to say:


“David Dellanave is a world-class guy and trainer who personally took me under his wing and helped me tremendously. I don’t think I was sore once, I looked forward to the workouts immensely, and I noticed a huge difference in the way that I felt. My deadlift went from 280 pounds to 430 pounds (at 185 bodyweight) in less then two months. I went from doing a few full pull-ups to 18 strict pull-ups. I learned the hang clean and went from 135 to 205.” – Andy T., Washington D.C.

“I came to David after almost two years of CrossFit, which resulted in three injuries and a deadlift stuck at 285 pounds for over 6 months. My sole goal when I first met David: deadlift 300 pounds. I spent the next two months walking into the gym and having David tell me to do something that I thought was impossible. Sure enough, just like that, my deadlift went from 285 pounds to over double bodyweight at 325 pounds” – Matt M., Minnesota

Reserve your spot with David today.

(First 10 signups get 10% off. This won’t be around long.)

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