Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Pete Troupos and Cody Annino. 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.
Cody Annino is a Starting Strength Coach based out of East Haddam, Connecticut. He is the owner and operator of Annino Strength & Conditioning, a small family-owned black iron gym in rural Connecticut. Cody is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and has been working as a professional trainer since 2010. He has experience working with clients of all ages and ability levels including high school and collegiate athletes, people with special needs, and master’s lifters.
Pete Troupos is a Starting Strength Coach serving the North Dallas area and operates DTX Strength and Conditioning. He has experience coaching clients of all populations and with various goals and skill levels, both individually and in a group setting. Pete believes effective strength training is essential whether the goal is independence, longevity or athletic performance, and wants to help as many people as he can to achieve these goals.