71. Spencer Hendel | The Road to a 300lb. Snatch

71. Spencer Hendel | The Road to a 300lb. Snatch

 In this episode Jason sits down with the Spencer Hendel, who is a six-time individual CrossFit Games veteran, competing in every CrossFit Games from 2009-2012 and 2015-2017. Though a bubble athlete frequently on the cusp of qualification, fans were shocked when he missed qualification for this first time in 2013 and then again in 2014, each by just one place. But Hendel proved he wasn’t down and out just yet with a comeback in 2015, returning to the Games and taking a career-best finish of fifth place. In 2016 Hendel shared the field with his father Andrew Hendel, who took seventh in the Masters Men 55-59 Division. Currently, Spender is the Head Coach of CrossFit One Nation in Waltham Massachusetts and a member of the CrossFit Level 1, Level 2, and Competitors Course Seminar Staff. 


  • Recovery (6:40)
  • Why moving well matter (8:55)
  • New coaches biggest mistake (15:20)
  • First started coaching (17:01)
  • Making class fun! (24:01)
  • Finding the stimulus of a workout (28:30)
  • Option on the new competitive crossfit layout (30:38)
  • Spencer’s Suffer challenge (41:50)

“If your not Confidence in the material you are giving, delivering. If you don’t feel like you 100% know exactly what you are talking about. I think the newer coach try to themselves into whatever it is they are teaching.” 

– Spencer(16:28)

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