Squat & Deadlift : April 13, Nashville, TN

Coaches: Alex Beasley and Alex Kennedy

Date & Location:
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 am - 6:30 pm

2026 Lindell Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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Price: $250.00


Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Alex Beasley and Alex Kennedy.

The camp will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the squat and will include a discussion of the Starting Strength model of the lift, including the anatomy and forces at work in its execution.  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.  Participants will go through the practical portion of the squat and then take an hour break.

Following the break, the coaches will discuss the Starting Strength model of the deadlift and the anatomy and mechanics involved in the pull. After the lecture, lifters will learn the 5-steps of a properly performed deadlift while being coached through their warm-ups and work sets. Similar to the squat session, attendees will learn how a correctly performed deadlift should look and feel when done according to the model.

After the deadlift 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.  Please also wear knee-high socks, or sweat pants to allow the barbell to contact the shins without causing abrasions.

Alex Beasley is a Starting Strength Coach based in Atlanta, Georgia. Alex is originally from Nashville, Tennessee where she attended Belmont University and achieved a degree in Music Business while also coaching & studying for her SSC. Instead of babysitting pop stars, Alex now coaches out of Atlanta Barbell in Decatur, GA, coaches online for Starting Strength Online Coaching, & owns/coaches Atlanta Women’s Barbell Club. Alex is also a recreational powerlifter with training bests of 263/167.5/300 and enjoys puppy snuggles & bone-in ribeyes.

Alex Kennedy is a coach and the co-owner of Atlanta Barbell. Alex has been coaching for 6 years. His Starting Strength Coach certification was earned in December 2013. Alex has coached a wide array of athletes in sports such as cycling, weightlifting, marathon running, and powerlifting. He also works with everyday people to produce significant changes through strength training. Prior to his career as a Coach, Alex attended college at GSU and served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.



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