Nutrition Camp – January 11, 2020, San Diego, CA


Starting Strength Nutrition Camp featuring the Weights & Plates Nutritional Linear Progression.

Nutrition Coaches: Robert Santana & April Incollingo

Date & Location:
Saturday January 11, 2020
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Valens Strength & Conditioning
6346 Riverdale St
San Diego, CA 92120

SKU: NR-20191116-nutrition-1 Category:

Come join Starting Strength Coach and Registered Dietitian Robert Santana and Dietetic Intern April Incollingo for the Starting Strength Nutrition Camp.

The camp will begin with a discussion of basic nutritional concepts including energy balance and macro- and micronutrient balance. The discussion will then move to training considerations and the underlying theory behind nutritional manipulations to optimize performance for the strength trainee. Training considerations for lifters at various levels of advancement will be discussed in depth. The camp will conclude with a practical component where attendees will learn how to effectively measure and/or estimate portion sizes, read food labels, and properly use smartphone apps to manage nutrition. This will include the application of the Weights & Plates’ Nutrition Linear Progression to provide attendees with habit based goals to aim for in their quest towards optimizing strength, nutrition, and health!

Camp objectives

  • Learn basic nutritional concepts and theoretical framework
  • Develop nutritional strategies to supplement your training program
  • Discuss practical strategies for managing nutrition both at home and while traveling


Robert Santana is a Registered Dietitian, Starting Strength Coach, and owner and head strength & nutrition coach at Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Center in Phoenix, AZ. For the past 17 years Robert has developed and refined his knowledge, skills, and experiences through both higher education and practical experience. Robert holds both a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master of Science in Kinesiology. He has extensive experiences as a lecturer, nutrition coach, strength coach, and competitive lifter. He built upon his foundational knowledge by providing effective nutrition coaching in conjunction with teaching and coaching the barbell lifts through application of the Starting Strength model to help clients achieve their performance and/or body composition goals. Robert has worked with a variety of clients both recreational and competitive CrossFitters, strengthlifters, and powerlifters as well as a wide range of clinical populations. Robert’s commitment to helping individuals to improve their quality of life by optimizing their nutritional status while getting stronger under the barbell. His commitment and passion is to help develop stronger and healthier human beings over the long haul.

April Incollingo is a dietetic intern and Master’s student in the Arizona State University Dietetics program. She completed her academic coursework and thesis project in May 2018. Her nutrition-related research experience included projects on school nutrition as well as vegetarian diets and exercise performance.

April developed as a lifter and strength coach as a research assistant for a barbell training research project. In doing so she underwent a novice linear progression followed by a 12-month run of Texas Method. This occurred while simultaneously coaching overweight and obese research subjects on the proper performance of the barbell lifts applying the Starting Strength Method. April completed her linear progression and continued onto intermediate and advanced training to reach lifetime personal records including a double bodyweight squat 250 lb, 107 lb press, 140 lb bench, and 292 lb deadlift at a bodyweight of 125 lb. April also played vital role in development of the Weights & Plates’ Nutrition Linear Progression by incorporating digital photography into the program to improve the accuracy of nutritional reporting in nutrition coaching clients.

April will graduate from ASU with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition in May 2019 and will take her registered dietitian exam shortly thereafter. She is enthusiastic about her career and is committed to shaping long-lasting dietary shifts that can be applied to both the average person and trained individuals interested in making gains in under the bar.