Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Nick Law-Yue and Victoria Jaime. 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 six 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.
Nick is a Starting Strength Coach and trainer in New York City with Focus Integrated Fitness. In addition to training clients one on one, Nick also runs the Focus Barbell Club. Hailing from Staten Island, Nick always knew that he wanted to find a craft where he could help people in the fast-paced world of New York City. He's always lived an active lifestyle through mixed martial arts and Chinese lion dancing. He firmly believes that some of the most important benefits of strength often go unnoticed, and emphasizes discipline, structure and a positive outlook on life.
Victoria started her career in the strength training industry with the 6-month intensive Master Course at the Focus Personal Training Institute in New York City, where she was introduced to Starting Strength by one of her instructors. She graduated at the top of her class and was hired as a personal trainer at Focus Integrated Fitness upon graduation in 2015. Victoria worked under Brent Carter, SSC as an intern until she was ready to pursue the Starting Strength Coaches credential. She continues to work with clients of all ages, fitness levels and goals with the focus on strength because she believes it is essential to anyone’s life.