Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Andrew Jackson and Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy. 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 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. You are also encouraged to wear a 100% cotton shirt if possible or avoid wearing any slick/moisture wicking material.
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 US Strengthlifting Federation competitions in the region.
Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy, @am_strength, is a homeschooling mom of 5 kids, a competitive powerlifter, and the Owner & Operator of AM_Strength in Gig Harbor. She set a personal best deadlift while 32 weeks pregnant and trained up to the week she gave birth to her 5th child. She coaches people from all walks of life and all stages of health. She offers Personal Coaching sessions, Form Check sessions, Remote Coaching and has been coaching the Starting Strength model since 2013.