Danny Vega grew up in Florida, playing football and other sports from a young age. He was fast. He was strong. And he was smart.
That combination resulted in him getting recruited by Columbia University to play football in the Ivy League. In case you didn’t know, there are no sports scholarships in the Ivy League, so the athletes have to be smart.
And Danny is definitely smart.
After he graduated from Columbia, he enrolled at the University of Florida, pursuing his Master’s in Human Performance. He knows how to get the most out of human performance. He combined his passion for human performance with his passion for strength training and earned his spot as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team.
His training regimen allowed the undersized team of VCU to beat some long-time college basketball powerhouses, like Duke.
He could have written his ticket, because he has the rare combination of intelligence and work ethic. But he didn’t like the idea of being away from his family, so he decided that he would put his family first. He walked away from the coaching lifestyle, and has no regrets about it.
But when he realized that he wasn’t staying as fit as he used to, he realized he needed to make some changes in his diet. Already a nationally-ranked powerlifter, Danny realized he needed to start using his diet as a way to take care of his health. So he found keto and he was hooked.
He still spends a lot of his time helping other strength training folks, online and in person. But he also has his sights set on a MASSIVE feat, called “The Mark of the Beast”.
It’s simple, really: Squat 600 lbs, Deadlift 600 lbs, and run a 6 minute mile. All in the same day.
Because only a beast could do it. Danny is training for it, and he credits the ketogenic diet as the source of his ability to recover quickly.
Like I said, Danny is smart, and he’s really a lot of fun to talk to. I can guarantee you’re going like listening to him. And I know you’re going to be hearing more from him inthe future.
You can stay connected with Danny through his Instagram account (@ketocounterculture).