Danny Vega – Off Season Week 4 – Floor pressing and stuff

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.


I floor pressed on my son’s birthday. We went to Disney afterand walked over 6 miles, and being the old fart that I am, I was beat up the next day. I decided not to squat this week. In the past, my OCD wouldn’t have let me skip a workout, but this being the off season, and my knee being the way it is, it was the smart choice.

I’m dying to squat heavier but I need to figure out how to manage this patellofemoral pain in my left knee. I have a magnetic strap that I’ve been wearing daily. I think it’s helping. Other than that I want to look into patellofemoral taping to see if it helps take some pressure off. If I can fix this, I will pretty much be 100% as everything else feels great.

Floor press 45×20, 135×8, 175×5, 205×4, 225×4, 265×1, 285×4, 305×4, 325×4, 345×4. These were all easy. I’m getting better at them.

Standing OHP 195×5, 210×7, 220×6. These are moving great. No pain and I’m feeling strong.

3 board close grip 315×5, 330×5

One arm cable extensions 70×15, 70×20, 60×25

DB rear raise 2×20@25

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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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