Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the Deadlift and Power Clean with Starting Strength Coaches Chase Lindley and JD Shipley. 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 twelve to allow for individualized instruction.
What to Bring
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. Please also wear knee-high socks, or sweat pants to allow the barbell to contact the shins without causing abrasions.
JD Shipley owns and manages Starting Strength Houston. Prior to becoming a strength coach he worked internationally in Oil & Gas construction. JD found Starting Strength in 2016, began coaching part-time in his garage in 2018, opened Starting Strength Houston in 2019, and became an SSC in 2020. He has since left the corporate world to coach and run the gym full time.
Chase Lindley is a staff coach at Starting Strength Houston. He grew up in Wichita Falls Athletic Club and has been coaching since he turned 18 under the tutelage of both Mark Rippetoe and SSC Nick Delgadillo. As a former collegiate athlete and current powerlifter, Chase brings an extensive knowledge into his coaching repertoire.