Byrd: Big Benching, and Plans for Saturday!

Almost 3 weeks out, finally feeling a little healthy, and ready for the meet! This is my second run at the 275 class, and will be a much smaller weight cut. Right now I am sitting between 280-283 morning weight. At this point I am just ready to get to the platform and see what happens!

Monday’s bench session was a very important one for me. I had not tried to touch anything in training so far, and I had some trouble getting my opener down to the 1board last week. I knew the reason was just that I had a bad bar path, but those types of things can play mind games on you! After that I wanted to take a 2nd attempt either off the board or full range, and just a bigger number off the 2board.

Raw warm ups
bar x a lot
3×5 @ 140
2×5 @ 230
1×3 @ 320
shirt on
1×1 @ 520 3board
1×1 @ 610 2board
1×1 @ 680 1 board
1×1@ 735 opener
1×1@ 770 2nd attempt
1×1@ 830 2board

This were not smooth tonight, my transitions were not great, and overall I didnt feel great. To me though this was a great sign, because all those weights still moved well. I feel like I have a real shot at a very big bench and total this meet if my body will hold together for a few more weeks.

Plans for Saturday Squats ……… Find out where I stand without a miss

The following two tabs change content below.
Avatar photo

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.
Avatar photo

Latest posts by Jonathan Byrd (see all)

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Contact Brian Carroll

Schedule A Consult Below

Take 25% OFF
Your first purchase
Subscribe Now!