Byrd: I Still Lift

Spring football is underway which makes training on a normal schedule really hard. Either way I am making some time, no matter how weak I am. The RPE scale has been a life saver because if I had to use percentages right now I am pretty sure I would miss a few lifts. With limited spotters, that is just not an option.

775 squat

Squats are hit or miss these days, but still have to be done! The plan was to throw on the suit and get a little work in just to do something different.

McGill big 3


2×5 @ 145

2×3@ 235



suit on



1×1@775 added wraps

Wide Stance leg press 3×10

leg extensions 3×20

single leg deads 3×10

I am still pretty weak, but the base is coming along. Hopefully I can get a few spotters over the coming weeks as my strength rebounds. I will be squatting raw for this next wave and trying to push it a little more. Not sure where the summer will lead me, but if I can get things on track maybe something this summer just for fun. Even if it means just taking a heavy raw squat in a meet, you never know!

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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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