Byrd: 1 Week Meet Prep?

Just kidding? Well maybe……..

If you have followed my log you know that I did not perform to the best of my abilities in Atlantic City. You also know that I was dealing with a nasty quad/hip injury. I also missed an 800lb bench at lockout that would have made me feel a lot better about the day. With all that said, I am currently pain free in my previously mentioned areas.

So what does that mean? Really nothing, because the littlest thing can set it off again and set me back a few weeks. See I took 4 weeks off with no squats. This week I threw on some gear and see if I could squat.

The result?

You will see

You will see

Pretty pain free with the exception of some raw warm ups. Took me a few reps to find my stance, and thanks to a new set of predators from Inzer, my depth was not great. This was the first set in those briefs, and trust me they are beefy! The good news is they will be ready on meet day if I decide to go full meet. 1K OR BUST?


Ok I am a pussy when it comes to tight gear, and Brian called me out on it. My shirt is big, too big, and I just jack the shit out of it and make it work. Well that wont work if I want to hit the numbers I am capable of. So I decided to bite the bullet and finish breaking in a new shirt. Took a few reps to adjust, but I got the hang of it. 800 OR BUST?

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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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