Spend the weekend learning how to properly perform the five basic barbell lifts with Starting Strength Coaches Michael Wolf and Pete Troupos. Sessions will begin by demonstrating the Starting Strength teaching method for each lift and discussing how it is based on the biomechanics of the loaded human body moving in a gravitational framework. Participants then will have an opportunity to put into practice the concepts addressed as they are coached through their warm up and work sets on the platform. Through the entire process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of properly executing the lifts and how they should look and feel when they’re performed correctly. 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.
9 am – 12:30 pm: Squat
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Press and Bench Press
9 am – 11 am: Deadlift
11:15 am – 1:15 pm: Power Clean
1:30 pm – 2 pm: Programming
2 pm – 3 pm: Q&A
Training camps are focused on the performance of each lifter under the bar. Those seeking full exposure to the principles underlying the Starting Strength method or evaluation as coach in addition to their lifting performance should attend a Starting Strength Seminar.
Michael Wolf has run hundreds of people through their SSLP and into intermediate program via Wolf Strength & Conditioning and in his the former role as head of the strength program at Crossfit Solace in Manhattan. A Starting Strength Coach and member of the coaching staff at the Starting Strength Seminars since 2012, Wolf is also a Team Leader at SSOC. From 2007-2013, he was an adjunct instructor in the Phys-Ed program and the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Yeshiva University. Wolf has competed in raw powerlifting and strengthlifting, with current PRs of 585 squat, 465 bench press (gym), 650 deadlift, and 290 press (gym). He can be found on Instagram at @Wolf_Strength and on Facebook at Wolf Strength and Conditioning.
Pete Troupos is a Starting Strength Coach, Seminar Staff Coach, and Team Leader for Starting Strength Online Coaching. 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.