Danny Vega – 6/27 Bench

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.


Great session this morning. I weighed in at 221.6 which is the lightest I’ve been in 3 years. Oh and that was after eating 4000 calories on Saturday and 3200 on Sunday, all within the keto guidelines.


More on diet below but first, today’s training:

2 min rest on main movement, 1 min rest on all assistance.

Paused bench 275,285,295,305×5,315×5 paused plus an extra touch and go rep

Close grip 265×6,275×6,295×5,245×8

Incline DB 80×6,90×6,100×5,75×10

DB flye 3×12@35

JM press 3×15-20@135-145

Straight bar tri extensions 3×25, 1 strip set of 50 total reps. I had more energy at the end of my workout than I did at the beginning.

So this keto thing is pretty amazing. This is the best I’ve ever felt. The best part is that I’m really enjoying myself. I’m loving the food selection and I’m experiencing a bunch of benefits like higher energy levels, my brain is working better, and I’m not as hangry. Matter of fact I’m never hangry, I just eat until I’m full when I’m hungry.

I know I’m supposed to feel flat and have no energy for training according to the experts with fancy degrees. I have some fancy degrees myself and I can tell you I’ve never been taught what I’m learning right now. The ketogenic diet is still the black sheep of the nutrition and health community, even though it’s used to treat several chronic disorders like epilepsy, diabetes, and a host of autoimmune issues. Ok, off my soap box.


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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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