Danny Vega – Off season week 2 – Bench

I am currently in off season mode. Over the next 4 months I will be focusing on building my bench and working on some weak points until I start meet prep for next May’s RPS Redemption meet. I will be competing raw with wraps in the 242 weight class.

Just as I thought, week 2 started off much better than week 1. I’m up a whopping 1.2lb from last Monday, but my strength is way up and I kept the volume relatively the same. I went up on all my lifts from last week. I plan on slowly progressing and keeping this pace until I deload.

Bench 45×15, 135×8, 175×5, 205×3, 255×8,8,8,8,8,10, 225×15

Close grip bench 225×10,9,8

DB incline bench 3×10@70

Weighted dip – bw+20 x 12,12,10

JM press 115×10, 135×10, 135×10


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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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