Danny Vega – Off-season Week 8 – Squats and pulls

Currently in Off-season mode. Will be preparing for a meet in the late fall after this 10 week block.

A few updates:

I feel really good. Better than last week and we went heavier. I can’t imagine how good I’ll feel after next week’s deload. The week after I’ll be doing some heavy doubles and then taking about 75% of that for an AMRAP set. Because the offseason is the only time I can do fun stuff like that. 

Bodyweight somehow stayed at 232 despite the fact I ate terribly this weekend. I did walk about four miles yesterday at Disney, but that only accounts for about 400 of the 5000 calories I ate yesterday. Today it’s back to ground turkey, white rice and veggies several times a day on training days. It’s boring but it works. 

I really love my Inzer wraps. They’re perfect. I haven’t even cranked them all the way and they really felt good on today’s top set of squats. 

Squat 55*10, 145*5, 195*2, 235*2, 285*2, 325*2, 375*1, added belt 415*4, light wrap at 485*4, 535*4@7 RPE. These were easy! I felt tight and my speed was better than its been in a while. My squat is about to make another jump.

Deadlifts 225*1, 315*1, 405*1, 475*1, added belt 545*1, 600*4@8 RPE. Last Off-season I hit 600 for 2. Today I hit 600 for 4. So I guess that’s progress. 

Then I had to take off for an early work meeting. But overall I’m extremely happy with how this offseason has gone.

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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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