The Squat : May 19, Evanston, IL

Coaches: Bill Coyne and Spencer Irvin

Date & Location:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1pm - 6 pm

Kratos Strength Systems
1310 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL, 60201
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Price: $200.00


Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Bill Coyne and Spencer Irvin. 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.

Spencer Irvin  is a lifelong hockey player and a native of Flint, Michigan. He holds a B.S. in Human Biology from Michigan State University with a minor in Health Promotion. From 2010 to 2016, Spencer was the head coach at Black Iron Training (a Starting Strength gym) in Lansing, MI. While Spencer was at Black Iron he was trained under Starting Strength staff coach Chris Kurisko. Spencer has worked with many high school athletes, along with people into their 50s and 60s. He is now co-owner of Kratos Strength Systems in Evanston, IL.

Bill Coyne began training with barbells as a teenager at Metroflex Gym under the guidance of Josh Bryant in Arlington, Texas. He has competed in powerlifting since 2006 and has coached the barbell lifts since 2008. Bill is a graduate of St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM and founded the St. John's Barbell Club. He currently owns and coaches at Kratos Strength Systems, a Starting Strength Gym, in Evanston, IL.



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