Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coach Darin Deaton. 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 eight 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.
Darin Deaton has been a Starting Strength Coach since August of 2011. His background includes USAW Sports Performance Coach, Crossfit Level 1, 2, 3 Certification. He is a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 26 years of practice experience. He is an APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist. He was a competitive high school and college gymnast and has coached gymnastics at the recreational and competitive levels. BS PT, TWU 1990, MSPT, TWU 1991, DPT Boston University Sargent College of Medicine 2012.