Jonathan Byrd: Heavy Raw Squats

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.

Squats
3×5@bar
3×5@150
2×3@240
1×3@330
1×1@420
1×1@510
added wraps
1×1@600
1×3@700

Form pulls: Conventional
2×3@315
2×2@405
2×1@495

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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