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J_Byrd
02-24-2011, 08:10 AM
New to the site, going to start to leave my lifting log up here.

2/21/2011 bench
2x8@135
2x6@225
1x4@315
super katana on
405x3@ 3board
495x3@2board
585x2@2board
605x1@1board
625x1 to chest-miss (was trying to force down to chest and spotters grabbed it.)
625x1 to chest- clean lift
shirt off
1x12@225

J_Byrd
02-24-2011, 08:54 AM
2/23/11

seated rear delt raises 3x15
seated pulldowns 4/10
abs

J_Byrd
02-25-2011, 05:50 AM
attempted to do some floor bench and curls. Shoulder hurt doing the bar so stopped. Just hit some abs. Been hitting the abs for 3 weeks now pretty steady, I hope to see a difference in the squat workout.

J_Byrd
02-28-2011, 05:54 AM
2-25-11
squat.
2x6@135
2x6@245
1x4@335
suit on
1x4@435
1x3@525
straps up
1x1@665
1x1@775- was suppose to do 2 reps here, but was out of air. Rep was light and well below parallel.
2x30 2 plates on leg extensions.

J_Byrd
02-28-2011, 05:55 AM
2-28-11 morning workout
rode bike. fat loss level 1 approx 25 mins. abs.

J_Byrd
03-01-2011, 05:41 AM
2-28-11 Bench
2x8@135
2x6@225
1x4@315
shirt on
1x4@405 2board
1x3@495 2board
1x2@585 2board
1x1@605 1board
1x1@635 chest pr
1x15@225- 315 lockouts off 5th pin.

exercise weightloss program 3 on bike approx 30 mins

3-1-11
morning workout
weightloss program 1 on bike approx 25mins.

J_Byrd
03-02-2011, 07:24 AM
3-1-11
afternoon workout
3x12 incline rear delt raises
3x5 wide grip chin ups.

J_Byrd
03-23-2011, 06:33 AM
Been lazy updating the information in my log.

3-21-2011
2x8@135
2x4@225
1x3@315
54 super on
1x3@495-3board
1x2@585-2board
1x1@625 chest
1x1@675 chest (uneven lockout)
1x5 close grip @405 no shirt-2board

video of 675
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoKPqOxUYp8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoKPqOxUYp8

J_Byrd
03-23-2011, 06:35 AM
3-22-11

3 sets behind the head pull downs
3 sets seated on floor rows
3 sets incline rear delt raises
3x50 jump rope.

haing to watch my weight...got to make sure I am in 308 for meet.

J_Byrd
03-24-2011, 06:13 AM
3-23-11

Just an easy arm day.
4x10 superset of preacher curls, then standing iso curls.

J_Byrd
03-25-2011, 05:21 AM
last deadlift before meet

2x4@135
2x4@245
2x4@335
1x4@435
1x2@525
1x1@575
1x1@625
1x1@665
Didnt powder my legs, 665 got hung a little on thighs, may have had a slight hitch to get over it, but pulled through.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBf9lvAKyY

J_Byrd
03-26-2011, 06:57 AM
3-25-11
2x10@bar
2x6@135
2x8@225
3board- closer grip
1x5@315
1x5@385

J_Byrd
03-27-2011, 08:08 AM
3-26-11
hot sauna
Been cutting out alot of carbs, and drinking at least a galloon of water per day. Body weight down to 311.

J_Byrd
03-29-2011, 05:32 AM
3-29-11
Last bench day before meet

dumbell warm ups
1@bar x 25
2x8@135
2x6@225
1x3@315
shirt on
1x3@495x3board
1x2@585x2board (bad lift out)
1x1@615 full pause and commands- going to be my open attempt in bench
1x1@700 missed about 3/4 way up

aux tri work
2x10@45lb dumbell skull crushers
2x25@ wide bar tri pushdowns.

Video of bench:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_cWmnmL5Qs

weight-311

J_Byrd
04-01-2011, 07:33 AM
3/31/2011
Squat day
2x8@135
2x6@245
briefs on
2x4@335
suit on straps down
1x4@435
suit on straps up
1x1@665- Open attempt for meet.

I did exactly what I am going to do on meet day. Everything was super light, only the 2nd time I have worn the briefs. I could have done 665 for 5 or more.

J_Byrd
04-12-2011, 07:06 AM
meet wrap up from 4-9-11

Meet went really well. It has been 5 years from my last full power meet, but nervous didnt get the best of me. I took a few extra warm ups to get the hang of the monolift. This was the first time I have used one, and was worried that it would throw off my form. The meet was ran well in my opinion. There is always a lot of people giving the SPF a good bit of greif about judging, but I felt they were pretty fair.

Squat: Squat went well, I opended at 685. I wanted to open light to secure a good easy first lift. This backfired some because my training partners and I ended up in the same squat flight. I made a nice jump on my second attempt to 775. Again the weight felt light, and I got 3 whites. I felt that I only needed to squat 800 to get the 2100 total which was the goal, but weight felt so good I went to 825. I was not in the center of the bar, and it showed in my form. I wanted to burry 825 so that there would be no question on the lift. I had a little stall out of the hole, but again 3 whites.

Bench: I had to open a little heavier than I had wanted do to having to have enough weight to touch. 615 was the opener an.d was light, got 3 whites. I went to 640, and again got 3 whites. I had intended to go to 660, but everything was feeling good, so I went to 670. Well this was a mistake. It came up quick, but I got out of groove and lost it about 3/4 the way up.

Deadlift: At this point I am sitting at a 1465 total. I took an easy 550lb opener to secure a 2000lb total. Next I went to 600, another easy lift, 3 whites. Took 635 as a final attempt. This gave me my 2100 total. My deadlifts were all really easy. I left about 40lbs on the deadlift.

J_Byrd
04-18-2011, 06:35 PM
well first real day back. First time without a bench shirt in awhile.

405x2 to chest, 495x3 3board, 495x3 2board
incline dumbells: 1x8@80llbs, 1x8@105, 1x20@105
Did one set of Kennleys just to finish up the pump.

J_Byrd
06-28-2011, 08:07 AM
first night in new shirt

streach
roller
shoulder warm ups
2x8@bar
2x6@135
2x6@225
1x4@315
1x2@405 1board
shirt on
1x3@485
1x3@585 3board
1x2@655 3board
1x1@700 2board
1x1@725 3board

2x8 tbar rows
2x8 dumb bell pullovers

Weights felt like shit warming up. Was really happy that I could handle that kind of weight less than a week after my meet. Could be some big things in the next few weeks!

J_Byrd
06-28-2011, 05:25 PM
stayed away from all weights today.... I know crazy! Everything done with various bands

shoulder warm ups
roll
4x10 face pulls
4x10 laying pull aways
3x30 each arm standing single arm curls
4x20 iso curls seated.

J_Byrd
07-06-2011, 12:34 PM
first workout where my body actually feels good since the meet.

streaching,
rolling
bench
2x8@bar
2x8@135
2x6@225
1x4@315
1x2@495 2board
1x1@455 2board
Titan Assassin on
1x2@585 3board
1x1@675 3board
1x1@725 2board- SMOKED!
1x1@750 2board- slow...CNS not ready for that yet.

incline dumbbell bench
2x10@100s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeYsvLdIZW0

J_Byrd
07-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Time to bring this log back to life. A lot has changed from the last post. I am now working in multiply gear, and it is a real learning process. I have added gear slowly, and still have not tried a multiply brief and suit combination. Eventually I will get there, but for now everything is working. I competed at the APF Seniors in June and finished with a 2380 total@308. I was hapy for my first multiply meet.


Squat night: Went in with a plan of not really doing a lot. Didnt go as planned.

Warm ups: All squats walked out in single ply gear
135
245
335
545x6
695x4
785x2 Really bad bar roll

I got under the bar at 785 with the intention of doing 4-5 reps. I crushed the 2 reps with pretty deep depth, but got some nasty bar roll. It was to the point that it was mid back and I had to rerack as I was about to lose bar. Not sure If i wasnt tight enough in the shoulders or if I just had that much speed on the first rep that I rolled the bar. Either way I was good for at least 4 reps there. I should be happy being I have not walked out over 700 in a year. Pretty sure with a solid training cycle I could go over 900 walked out in single ply gear. That will have to wait though as I am going to gear up next week and start getting ready for the XPC Semis

J_Byrd
07-09-2012, 05:47 PM
Bench day: I normally bench on Tuesdays, but I have some plans tomorrow so I got it in today.

Superset Bench, Arnold Press, and seated Iso curls

2x8@135 with 2x10@50 arnold
2x8@225 with 2x10@80 arnolds
1x8@315 with 1x10@40 isos
1x10@405 with 1x10@40 isos
1x5@455 with 1x10@40 iso

Had a solid pump, was a pretty good day overall. Felt strong, back in the bench shirt next week!

J_Byrd
07-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Walked a little over a mile each day for the last 3 days. Calling it cardio!

BendtheBar
07-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Look at you doing cardio.

J_Byrd
07-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Look at you doing cardio.

Walking is hard on a fatbody!

J_Byrd
07-11-2012, 06:45 PM
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International arm day: Hope all enjoyed!

4 rotations of the following 10 reps each
preacher curls
face pulls
seated hammers
laying down band pull aparts

4x8 skull crushers

J_Byrd
07-13-2012, 05:08 PM
deadlift day: full gear, pulled in the boss squat suit

2x5@135
2x5@245
1x3@335
1x3@435
1x3@525
1x3@615
1x2@685 had a bad grip
1x1@725 smoked, got hung a little at top of leg.
1x0@750 Missed it right above the knee. Not far away!!

So left with a 10lb pr, and just missed a BIG PR! Need to work some higher end rack pulls, was very strong off the floor. 750 will happen soon!!!

J_Byrd
07-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Glute ham raises
2x8
2x8 weighted 75lbs

2x5 speed pulls traditional, just playing around

3x50 calf raises

RDL
4x8 stayed light

Hamstrings got pumped and sore quick!

J_Byrd
07-17-2012, 06:02 PM
Bench
lots of various warm ups
3xa few @135
2x a few @225
1x8@315
1x4@425
shirt on
1x1@605 2board. not enough weight to get down in a good bar path
1x3@655 2board. weight moved fast, locked out was solid. 2 sec hold on 3rd rep
1x0@700 1board. weight was light, but elbows werent under the bar. Dumped back towards face
1x2@700 2board. Weight moved quick, easy lockouts.

skull crushers/presses
3x8+8@ 125lbs.

2x20 band push downs

Not bad for first night back into a shirt. Lots of little mistakes, but thats what happens when you take about 8 weeks out of it. Had no bussiness going down to the 1board tonight. form wasnt good enough for that with that much time off. Overall I cant complain. should be smashing some big boy numbers in no time.

J_Byrd
07-19-2012, 08:30 AM
arm day

8x8 seated zotmans
2x1 minute hammers
2 sets seated iso curls changing weights and hand placement.

dbc3po
07-19-2012, 11:28 AM
it db, are you staying at 308 or going super for the lexen? Looking like youre turning it back up pretty quick. You still looking at the pro am?

RobmoriRB
07-19-2012, 12:01 PM
JB your a monster keep it up an subbed!!

J_Byrd
07-19-2012, 03:22 PM
it db, are you staying at 308 or going super for the lexen? Looking like youre turning it back up pretty quick. You still looking at the pro am?

Staying 308, I will go up to about 315 and cut back down to it. Plan is to get after it for the next 6 weeks, then take a look at where I am and plan the rest out untill the XPC. I checked flights for the Pro Am last night, dont look like it will happen. The 28th will be the first day back to work for me.

J_Byrd
07-20-2012, 08:17 PM
squat day

warm ups
145
245
445
625
800x3
875x2
965x1

Good mornings 1x8

Only did 1 set of good mornings because I was pretty worn out. Happy for the first squat of the cycle. Diff as strong if not stronger than were I ended the last cycle. Form seemed ok. I have video of the 965, but its so dark you cant really see.

J_Byrd
07-21-2012, 09:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isDXkJ7wNhM

J_Byrd
07-23-2012, 04:56 PM
Back day

3x12 weighted glute ham raises

stiff leg deads off 2in 100lb plate. Tradtional stance, no gear or belt.
2x10@135
2x10@225
2x6@315
1x6@405
1x5@500
1x3@550

Hamstrings got some work. Been a long time since I have done these.

J_Byrd
07-24-2012, 04:47 PM
Bench:

2x8@135
2x8@225
2x6@315
1x4@405 pauses
shirt on
1x2@495 getting shirt set
1x3@605 3board
1x2@655 2board
1x2@715 2board
1x2@750 2board
1x1@785 2board
shirt off
1x12@335

No direct tri work as I was spent from the shirt bench. Was really happy with what I got done today. Didnt think weights would be that light. This finish week 2 of my 2boards. Next 2 weeks will be 1board. Then some time working on getting to the chest in good groove. I was in much better control of the weights today, but I really need to work on foot placement and drive. Video will be up tonight or tomorrow.
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J_Byrd
07-27-2012, 06:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HCJV4Tt0W0&feature=youtu.be

J_Byrd
07-31-2012, 08:23 PM
bench
2x8@135
2x8@225
2x5@315
1x3@405
1x1@475
1x1@525
shirt on
1x3@625 3board
1x2@675 2board
1x1@715 1board
1x0@735 chest- I had the shirt pulled down way to far. Took right at 9seconds to touch. Popped of chest, but just felt bad. Had them take the weight.
1x1@765 chest-it was ugly, but a little better.

Had to stop there, had to go to my concealed weapons course. My technique still sucks in the shirt. Got a lot to improve on!

Powerdawg
08-01-2012, 06:28 AM
Squat looks good man. 2500 at the Semi?

Matt Christie

J_Byrd
08-07-2012, 04:40 PM
bench day
3x5@135
2x5@225
2x3@315
1x4@405
1x3@475
shirt on
1x1@605 not even close
1x1@655 about 1board
1x1@700 touched but just barley!
1x1@730
1x1@765
1x0@785 never got it out all the way, hit the pin on the way DOWN! still had a solid press on it, missed about 1/2 way.

Everything was hard to touch today. Touched really low, clean solid presses, but man it scares me to be that low. Form seemed sloppy at times. Ill have video up later

J_Byrd
08-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Squat looks good man. 2500 at the Semi?

Matt Christie

I think its going to take at least that to make it to the Arnold. Goal is 1100-750-750, But who knows haha!