Jonathan Byrd Week 3 Offseason Raw Bench

Coming to an end of the short offseason work. Just a deload and maybe one heavy day left to reach some basic goals. This week I did some max width grip raw benching just to see how the pec would react. That is my preferred grip, and would love to be there raw. The good news was that I felt strong and had no pain. The other side of that is that the days following I can really tell that spot of my chest is really weak. With that being said I will continue to work it some with lighter weights as I prep for the Arnold.

Raw bench (pinky on the rings)
2×100000000 at bar
2×10@135
2×5@225
1×5@315
1×3@365
1×3@385
wide grip (max)
1×12@225
1×10@275

100 total band push downs.

Called it there as I am fighting off an upper respiratory infection. I am on the upswing of it now, so should be ready to push the squat this weekend. [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”][author title=”About the Author”]

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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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