Byrd- 810 1board Bench

Currently working my way down in weight to lift in the 275 class at the XPC Finals. Looking to improve on my all-time best lifts of 1040, 725, and 730lbs. I am also taking on additional online clients for personalized training. Feel free to email me at onlythestrongllc@gmail.com if you are interested.

Well last weeks bench completely sucked ass! 765 off the 2board was all I could handle and it damn near killed me. I was determined not to let one bad week screw over my training. This week the plan was to work everything down to the one board. I want to feel comfortable down around my chest in the shirt, I don’t want it to be a shock on meet day.

Raw
bar x lots
3×5@135
2×5@225
2×3@335
1×2@365
shirt on
1×1@515 3board
1×1@605 1board
1×1@700 1board
1×1@745 1board
1×1@810 1board PR

3×20 band push downs
3×10 band fly

I will say that my back is toast! I feel beat up and worn down, but there is a plan in place! I will get some quality rest and recovery this week and next Saturday I will take the biggest squats of the cycle.

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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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