Danny Vega – 3/17 Legs

Over the next several months I will be the Guinea pig for some new ideas on training and diet that I will perfect with the help of Tucker Loken and Brian Carroll. This will be the groundwork for an upcoming ebook that we will release in the near future.


We almost died this morning. You look at the weights and you think, “this ain’t that bad”. But between the higher reps and the shorter rest it sucks! I plan on adding weight back slowly, but I have to remind myself that I do have a torn meniscus. It bothers me after but not too bad. Just a dull pain.

I could stop and tell myself that I’m pretty lean and I should be satisfied, but I’m not. I wanna go further. And this next 5 weeks I’ll do just that.

Back squat 4×12,10,8,8 @265, 285, 305, 325

Front squat 3×12,10,8 @235, 255, 255

DB Stiff leg dead lift 3×12,10,8 – slow eccentric @245, 275, 275

Leg extensions @55×40, 30, 30, 20

GHR 3×12

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Danny Vega

Danny Vega is a 220lb raw powerlifter with meet bests of 640 squat in wraps (610 raw), 400 bench, and 700 deadlift. A native of Miami, Florida, Vega received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in 2004, where he was a member of the football team and a three-time Dean’s List recipient. Vega earned his masters of science in human performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men’s basketball team along with women’s basketball, tennis, and golf programs. He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning coordinator for VCU basketball. The Rams were 2007 conference champions and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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