Arnold Meet Prep Squats- Byrd

The count down has begun and things are getting a lot more serious. The weights are starting to climb, and honestly this is the part of training that I really love! The atmosphere has really picked up at Team Samson with multiple lifters pushing up their numbers.

Raw up to 400
Briefs 600 and 700
Suit with light straps
800, 905


Block pulls 4inches
Final set of 705

Body weight is in the 280s so still got some weight to gain. Right now I am in a great spot, I am pretty healthy (thats a miracle in itself) and fairly strong.

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Jonathan Byrd

Jonathan Byrd is a competitive powerlifter, with over 16 years of training experience. Byrd has been ranked nationally for the past 6 years under multiple categories. His total has ranked as high as second nationally in the 275 class. He currently has a best total of 2500lbs. Best individual lifts include a 1040lb squat, a 750lb bench press, and 735lb deadlift. His 1040lb squat ranks him 26th all-time squats at the 308 class. Jonathan currently trains out of Team Samson Gym in Jacksonville, FL. Before powerlifting Jonathan was a college athlete at Methodist University as both an all-conference football player and track athlete. Following graduation he played four years of arena football in various leagues.
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