Byrd: Equipped Squats and Benches

Things are on track for the Battle on the Boarder in Atlantic City. Body weight is sitting right around 282, with just under 7 weeks to go. Sound make for a nice easy cut for me, and hopefully an even easier recomp.


Raw up to 525
briefs up to 700s
Suit on

Everything moved fast, still need to bring depth in some but I am 7 weeks out so no worries.

Bench: The plan was to get some volume in and then take about an opener type number to the one board. I am still breaking in the shirt, but damn I love this SDP.

Raw 390×3
shirt work sets
730×2 2board
750×0 1board just bad form
760×1 1board fast
820×1 2board again good speed.

Brian and I had a friendly bet on numbers from the 2board tonight, but we both decided to shut it down there. I felt good for another solid jump as well did he, but the risk of injury this far out was just too much. Meet days numbers are all that matters.

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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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