Welcome to the #HAMnation Barbell Club.

Do you like barbells? Do you like lifting those barbells? Do you like the Olympic lifts? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Spencer Hendel. I am a professional athlete, passionate coach, and successful box owner. I compete in the sport of CrossFit and I specialize in not specializing. However, I do have an affinity for heavy barbells. Some would say that I am good at a lot of things, but lifting a barbell is what I am best at.

I have been lifting since I was a freshman in high school. My father, Andrew Hendel, taught me everything that he knew about weight-training, and then as I started to get into the CrossFit world, I met two men, Coach Mike Burgener and Coach Chad Vaughn. I soaked up all the information I could from these two. They added fuel to the already burning flame that I had for weight lifting. I used the knowledge gained from all three of these men to propel my athletic career into where I am today as an athlete, and for that I owe them each a huge thank you.

The #HAMnation Barbell Club is coached by me, Spencer Hendel. It is a club that is dedicated to improving an individual’s technique. It is a club dedicated to those who are passionate about the Olympic lifts. It is a club dedicated to hard working individuals. And most of all, it is a club dedicated to those who wish to go #HAM…


Spencer Hendel