Byrd: Raw Squats

Still working on getting my hip and back into some what healthy shape. I am still leaning bad, but its a work in progress. Bodyweight is still in the 260s, and really didnt expect to be all that strong. I have not squatted even moderately heavy raw in about 16 weeks, so really wasnt sure what to expect.

Warm ups
foam rolling
more bird dogs
lots of muscle rub

bar x alot
added wraps

Everything moved really fast, just depth sucked. I moved my stance out a bit raw and it helped my hip track a little better. I will deload this week, and maybe next to get a little healthier and then push it again.

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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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