Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the Deadlift and Power Clean with Starting Strength Coaches Phil Meggers and Tyler Holm. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the movements and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lifts. We will then move into a practical session with individual coaching 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 pull and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. The skills developed in the deadlift, including the use of a vertical bar path off the floor, will be applied to the power clean. 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 these lifts, 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.
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 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. Please also wear knee-high socks, or sweat pants to allow the barbell to contact the shins without causing abrasions.
A former high school math and physics teacher for over a decade, Phil Meggers started coaching the barbell lifts to high school students and soon found himself teaching and coaching their parents as well. As a Starting Strength Coach since 2013, Phil has been privileged to coach the young and the old, the fit and the frail, athletes and those who think they aren’t athletes. He has a passion for teaching and coaching people to get stronger because strength simply makes everything easier. Phil is the owner of Testify Strength & Conditioning in Omaha, NE.
Tyler Holm is an engineer with a lifting problem. It started in high school and has carried on and grown ever since. He has been coaching friends and family since college and started officially coaching at Testify Strength and Conditioning in 2015. He is also a competitive powerlifter and weightlifter and loves to introduce people to the lifelong pursuit of strength.