What We Are

Squats & Science is a small group of lifters with an engineering hobby,

dedicated to bridging the gap between strength and science.

Squats & Science was created to make you stronger. We believe the barriers between revolutionary strength training products and the average public are too high, and we want to break down those barriers so you can reach your potential. Our first big product that demonstrates this belief is OpenBarbell, the first fully open-source barbell velocity measuring device, promising to open up the well respected science of Velocity Based Training (VBT) to the masses at an incredibly low price. We’re not stopping there, so keep an eye out as there’s much more to come.

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OUR TEAM

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Jordan Berke graduated in 2012 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University. He is the Co-Founder of Squats & Science, Co-Founder of the FSU Weightlifting Club and Inventor of OpenBarbell. He has several state titles, two national championships in the junior and open 163 lb class, and was a member of team USA at the 2014 IPF Classic World championships in South Africa. He is currently training in Brooklyn, NY to regain his national title in the 83kg class.

Jordan Berke

Co-Founder
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Nathan Zephir graduated in 2013 with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University. He is the Co-Founder of Squats & Science, Contributor of OpenBarbell, and the 2013 USAPL Raw Junior National Champion in the 120kg class. He was also a member of team USA at the 2014 IPF Classic World championships in South Africa, and managed to win a Gold medal in the bench press. Nathan currently trains at the Boynton Barbell Center and works as a Controls Software Engineer in South Florida.

Nathan Zephir

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John is a computer science engineer with extensive experience designing iOS applications, with full stack tendencies. He's worked in various roles, including lead engineer for the Soul Cycle app.

John Lin

Co-Founder
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Chris Meyers graduated in 2012 with a BS in Sports Management & Administration from Florida State University, and is the Founder of Boynton Barbell Center, a USAPL friendly gym in south Florida.
He has experience running meets as well as creating and selling products for lifters over the past ten years.

Chris Meyers

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Arian has built himself the reputation of being one of the brightest up-and-coming powerlifting coaches in the country. He has coached a who's who of the best lifters in the US, and has earned the honor of coaching the 2016-2018 Junior and Sub-Junior national teams at IPF Classic Worlds. Click the Coaches tab above to read more.

Arian Khamesi

Head Coach

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