Byrd: 5 years of missing a boob and a solid bench!

Monday 8/28/17 made it exactly 5 years since my pec went bye bye. I kinda miss the little guy, he really helped with my raw bench. Funny thing is, I tore my it warming up on the bench. Of course now, I learned that lesson and spend a lot more time warming up than ever before.

My squat session this weekend was a shit show. Everything hurt, everything moved slow, hell I dont even want to talk about it. Reality is that it simply is one bad session, and as great as things have felt I really was due for one.

If you had of asked me a few years ago (post injury) that I would be in the range of 800+ benches I would have laughed at you. Well, what we did has worked. October of 2012 I asked Adam Driggers if I could come down and train, and I am truly lucky to have been a part of Team Samson and 10/20/Life

So the bench part!
Warm ups
3×10@ bar
3×5@ 140
2×3 @ 230
1×1 @ 370
shirt on
1×1 550 3board
1×1 640 2board
1×1 675 1board (excited it touched so easily)
1×1 745 1board- This is about my opener, maybe just less than.

At this point I called it there. I am beat up, sore, and playing it smart. I could have easily hit my 2nd attempt number but I felt it better to rest and get my secondary work in.

superset the for 5 sets
incline dumbbell press, Tricep push downs.

Overall I feel I am on track and ready to get to the platform.

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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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