All focus is currently on getting healthy and preparing for the Battle of the Boardwalk on August 29th. I will be lifting in the 275 class for the second time. I left a lot of unfinished business at the Arnold in that class, and hope to get it done this time. I will also be switching over to Inzer gear. I am really excited for the move so looking for big things!
Squat/Dead: Kept the RPE low, and just getting back into the groove of things!
top set 675×2
form pulls 405×2
top set of 5 at 335
8×10 flat bench dumbbells
Things are really on track. I still have a lot of issues with my hip and back, but it will sort itself out.
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.