Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the Deadlift and Power Clean with Starting Strength Coaches Karl Schudt and David Abdemoulaie. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the movements and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lifts. We will then move into a practical session with plenty of time under the bar for all the lifters. Participants will have an opportunity to put into practice the concepts addressed in the lecture while receiving coaching through their warm up and work sets. Through the entire process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of a properly executed pull and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. The skills developed in the deadlift, including the use of a vertical bar path off the floor, will be applied to the power clean. After the practical session, we will return for a discussion of programming and how to identify and correct common technical problems. The camp will wrap up with a question and answer session. Whether you are just starting out with strength training, struggling with the basics of these lifts, or looking to polish your technique and understanding of these movements, you will come away with valuable insights and experience to benefit your training. Attendance will be capped at twelve to allow for individualized instruction.
Proper weightlifting shoes are highly recommended. They increase stability, control, and consistency in all of the lifts and should be considered essential equipment if barbell training is a priority. If participants use weightlifting belts, they are encouraged to bring them.
Karl Schudt offers Starting Strength coaching in the Chicago area. He is also available for programming design and internet consultation. He has been lifting for more than twenty years, competes as a powerlifter, and currently holds Illinois state records in the squat, bench press, and powerlifting total. He teaches philosophy and the humanities at the college level and directs a church choir. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Notre Dame, an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Ohio State, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University, and an M.A. in Theology from the University of Balamand. He is perhaps most proud to have earned the Starting Strength Coach certification. Karl is also a member of the coaching staff for Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength Seminars.
David Abdemoulaie is the proud owner and operator of Chicago Strength & Conditioning with training locations in the Edgebrook neighborhood of Chicago. He has been crafting stronger and more efficient versions of everyday people through barbell strength training since 2011. David is a competitive powerlifter in the 242 lb weight class. He currently holds several Illinois state and national records, he was the 2014 AAPF National Champion and took 2nd place in the 2015 AAPF Nationals and 2015 AWPC World Championships.