Danny Vega – Off-season Week 2 – Squat

I am training for the RPS Redemption/XPC Qualifier on May 30, 2015. I will be competing in the classic raw 220lb weight class. I plan on gaining 10-12lbs over the next 10 weeks, and this is the plan. If I am not gaining about 1lb a week, I will adjust up or down. 

Protein Carbs Fat Kcals
Training Days 220 440 100 3540
Off Days 220 110 175 2895

Week Two Squat

Hip circle 3-5 min

Bird dogs

Kb goblet squats

Bar warmup

1. Squat 5×3 – 315, 365, 3 top sets @385 +120lbs in chains on all 5 sets.

This was supposed to be at an RPE of 7, but I ended up going lighter than I wanted bc it took me a few sets to figure them out. I was walking  the bar out too far and the chains were pulling me forward. Once I figured it out, this weight was easy. I’ll adjust up next time.

2. 5×5 good morning @185, 225, 245, 245, 245

3. 5×5 sumo deadlift – 315, 365, 385, 415, 415

4. 3×10 kb swings @70lbs w 60 sec rest

This session left me hungry for more weight. I’ll have to wait a few weeks, though, since I’m deloading next week.

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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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