Danny Vega – Off-Season Week 8 – I don’t even lift

I am training for the RPS Redemption/XPC Qualifier on May 30, 2015. I will be competing in the classic raw 220lb weight class.

Week 8 Bench

1. Bench Touch and go 5×3@305,325,340,355,355 (failed on 3rd rep)

2. Paused Bench 5×3@295,315,330,330,330

3. Tate Press 35×10, 3×10@50

4. Seated Overhead tri extension 50×10, 3×10@60

Felt good during warm-ups but I lost it when it got heavy. My only explanation is that I helped a friend move for 3 hours on Saturday, and walked about 3 miles at Busch Gardens on Sunday. I should have known it would be a crappy day when I weighed in a pound and a half lighter this morning. I should have stuck to the RPE scale after my first heavy set, and lowered the weight. Anyway, enough of my bitching.

Here are a few of my favorite training tracks. It would be impossible to make a comprehensive list in less than 5 hours, so here are just a few of my favorites:

1. Sepultura – Ratamahatta

2. GZA – Shadowboxing

3. Eric B & Rakim – Know the ledge

4. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario

5. DMX – Get at me dog/Stop being greedy

6. Outkast – Da art of storytelling part 2

7. RATM – Killing in the name of

8. Redman – Time 4 sum aksion

9. 50 Cent – Heat

10. Pretty much every Run the Jewels track



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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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