Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Adam Lauritzen and Pete Troupos. 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.
Adam Lauritzen was certified as a Starting Strength Coach and Crossfit Level 1 Coach in 2010. That year he began instructing groups at a local Crossfit gym. Shortly after being certified, Adam organized a dedicated strength and barbell class. Adam opened Silverback Strength and Conditioning in May 2014. He is a Marine Corps veteran and a Charles Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt.
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.