Welcome to Squatmore

Back in 2013 I started up a weightlifting club named "Squatmore". After a year renting space out from different gyms in North County San Diego, I finally got my own space and named the gym Squatmore as well. After 3 years of running a high school weightlifting program and Weightlifting Gym I got a job offer to be the Sports Performance Coach for Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM).

I moved my equipment to my garage and the lifters of Squatmore all went off to school, focused on family, career or joined another weightlifting team. After the first year of my new job I missed barbell sports.

I got talked into doing programming for a group of powerlifters who lift out of CSUSM and so I started setting up programming online for them to have access to. I figured, why not just put it under my old squatmore.org website and then do weightlifting programming as well. The programs are google drive files and free to use. I also do custom competition preparation for a fee.

I have competed and coached in both barbell sports for a number of years and I love programming and trying new methods. On the tabs above you will find programs for either sport and I organize it by different phases. Feel free to read through the descriptions of each phase and use the programs how you see fit. If you have questions, shoot me an email. I respond pretty fast.

Enjoy the programs and know that your feedback is welcome. 

Erik Blekeberg

Erik Blekeberg is the Sports Performance Coach and a Professor of Anatomy and Physiology for Cal State University San Marcos (NCAA- D2). He is also a National Coach and Certification Instructor for USA Weightlifting and a National-level strength athlete across multiple strength disciplines. As a coach of strength sports he has produced National level lifters in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting across multiple age categories. As a sports performance coach he has worked with athletes from youth, high school, college, Olympic and professional levels.


  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology, emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology (SDSU, 2010)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, emphasis in Fitness, Nutrition and Health (SDSU, 2007)
  • NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (received 2008)
  • USA Weightlifting - National Coach (received 2015)
  • USA Powerlifting - Club Coach (received 2017)
  • RKC Kettlebell Instructor (received 2009)
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified (received 2011)

Keep your training simple and goal focused. Often times we over complicate training with new gadgets or techniques when the basics have yet to be learned. 

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