Danny Vega – Raw United meet prep – Week 7 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. 

60 hours after cutting over 15 lbs and spending 10 hours in the sun doing heavy crossfit, it was time to Squat. I felt really good this morning,  considering. Weight was back up to 232 and my joints felt pretty good too. We spent some extra time warming up and got to it.

Squat 55*10, 145*8, 235*5, 325*3, added belt 415*2, added wraps 505*1, then 2*2@575 at about a 7 RPE. Then reverse band 605*2 at 8 RPE.

I thought I may have been a tad high on my first double, but the Internet disagreed. Maybe all I need to worry about from now on is virtual white lights?

SSB Pause squats 315*5, 335*5

Backward Sled drags 100 yards @325

Leg curl 3*15@110-150

Felt good, surprisingly. Which means next week I bet I’ll feel better when I have even more rest.

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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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