Danny Vega – Raw United meet prep – 1st and 2nd attempts & deload squats

I am training for the Raw United meet on November 7th in Tampa, FL. I will be competing raw with wraps in the 220 weight class. 

Last week was a disaster. I had hoped that I would be recovered from the Samson games, but I decided to hit first and second attempts instead of deloading. It was a calculated risk which could go either way. This time it failed. I felt beat up all week.

Monday I worked up to my opener (605) and 2nd attempt (645). I felt good on both thankfully.

Wednesday was bench. I hit my opener slow (365) and just missed my second attempt (395). I was furious and left the gym after that.

Thursday I hit my deadlift opener (635) and just missed my second attempt (705) as I tore a callus and lost it close to lockout. I will adjust my second attempt and go for a modest pr on the third attempt. Slow progress is better than no progress.

Today’s squats felt good. I felt tight and the speed was good.

Squat 55*10, 145*6, 195*5, 235*4, 285*3, 325*2, 6*1@375

SSB Pause squats 225*5, 275*5, 315*5

Backward sled drags x100 yards

Leg curls 3*15

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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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