Jonathan Byrd: Heavy Raw Squats


The offseason has come to an end. I feel like I have got most of my goals accomplished. My bodyweight is holding steady in the 285 range, my pec is feeling solid, and I have added some size/strength to my legs.

I came in today with the goal of doing 700 for a few reps, and then do a few form pulls.

added wraps

Form pulls: Conventional

Squats did not feel great, but I am still happy with the weight. Depth was not what I would like to see, but at the same time its my offseason training. Great spot to build on when I start my meet prep next week.

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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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