Danny Vega – Powerbuilding Week 1 bench

Over the next several months I will be the Guinea pig for some new ideas on training and diet that I will perfect with the help of Tucker Loken and Brian Carroll. This will be the groundwork for an upcoming ebook that we will release in the near future.


My MRI appointment is this Friday. Happy about that. Today we hit bench and chest.

Paused Bench – 45×20, 135×8, 175×5, 205×3, 235×8, 255×8, 265×8, 285×8, 285×7

Incline Bench – 225×10,8,6,6

Incline Cable Flyes – 3×10@30,25,25. Tried some tempo tweaks on specific reps which made this much harder

1.5 rep dips 3×6. At this point I was pretty fried. The way I did these was to go all the way down, come halfway up, come down and come all the way up. That’s one rep. I hope to get better at these.

Stir the pot 3×30 reps


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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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