Danny Vega – Off season Week 5 – Squats

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.


Today went well. My knee feels really good, but my conditioning sucks right now. Putting on this weight has its advantages but this is one of the setbacks. I will build on this over the next month before I go into a full bore off season in January. Here is what we did:

Beltless SSB Squat 60×6, 150×5, 240×4, 330×3, 420×6, 4×6@400

Beltless high bar squat 325, 345,365×6

KB Goblet Squat 3×10@88

GHR Bwx10, 2×10@bw+25

Leg Curls 1×50@90

After I was finished I went to the procryospa for some cryo treatment which was different. I will be doing it every day of my deload weeks for recovery.

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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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