Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coach Andrew Jackson. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the movement and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lift. We will 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 squat and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. 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 the lift, 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 six 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.
Andrew Jackson is the owner of Integral Barbell in Redmond, WA. Integral Barbell specializes in providing in person and online coaching to people balancing work and family with training for health and sport. Andrew is also part of the Starting Strength Online Coaching Team and is a competitive weightlifter in the Seattle area. He also runs local events as Meet Director for USAW and Starting Strength competitions in the region.