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Spoon Barbell Club

Established 1974

Tom Witherspoon

Founder and Owner


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The books above were specifically developed for all lifters regardless of age or ability and for coaches. For all those who are interested in understanding the relationship between the squats and the competitive lifts, and how this information can assist the athlete or coach in program development and training protocols.

The Strength and Velocity ( website explains the relationship between the squats as an equivalent to clean & jerk rather than an arbitrary ratio of squat to clean & jerk. Some of the top lifters in the world are used to illustrate how the 1.0 second squat can be used to accurately determine the equivalent clean & jerk.