Jonathan Byrd Week 2 Squats and Deadlifts

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Currently working my way down in weight to lift in the 275 class at the XPC Finals. Looking to improve on my all-time best lifts of 1040, 725, and 730lbs. I am also taking on additional online clients for personalized training. Feel free to email me at onlythestrongllc@gmail.com if you are interested.

Squats
3×5@bar
3×5@150
2×3@240
1×3@330
1×1@420
1×1@510
briefs on
1×1@600
1×1@700
suit bottom on
1×1@800
1×1@920PR

Depth was close, and speed was great. I really feel like I am in a good position with my squat. I will be pulling the straps up and starting to adjust there as well. The 920 was a pr and there was plenty left in the tank, which of course is the plan this far out.

Deadlifts off 6inch blocks (my weakest point)
Kept briefs on
1×2@425
1×2@515
1×2@615
1×2@700

Plenty left on the block pulls as well. I will try to beat this number next week off of 4inch blocks. Things are looking up, and really happy with where I am at.

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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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