Spend the day improving your performance on the Deadlift and Power Clean with Starting Strength Coaches Inna Koppel and Chris Palladino.
The camp will focus on good execution of the lifts, the practical aspects of performing the lifts, and how they fit into a training program. Participants will spend lots of time on the platform receiving coaching and instruction on the deadlift and power clean in a small group setting.
Lifters will learn the 5 Step Deadlift Setup while being coached through their warm-ups and work sets. Through the process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of a properly executed deadlift and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. Participants will go through the practical portion of the deadlift and then take a short break.
Following the break, the coach will discuss the Starting Strength model of the power clean. The skills developed in the deadlift, including the use of a vertical bar path off the floor, will be applied to the power clean. Similar to the squat session, attendees will learn how a correctly performed power clean should look and feel when done according to the model.
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.
Inna Koppel has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2014. She established the first Starting Strength Affiliate Gym on Long Island. Her primary area of expertise is in coaching women, ranging from teens to late-life, including perinatal training, with a special interest in the elderly and frail. Inna’s interest in using barbells to help the elderly achieve a better quality of life led her to assist in implementation of, in collaboration with neuroscientists, the first and only trial of barbell training in the dementia population. After the COVID-19 policies in New York forced her to close her Affiliate Gym, Inna joined the Starting Strength Gyms franchise team as the Head of Recruiting. She has been tasked with identifying and developing coaching talent to ensure that Starting Strength Gyms continue to recruit the most talented and experienced coaches in the industry.
Christopher Palladino is a Physical Therapist, Starting Strength Coach and the owner and operator of Stronger Physical Therapy, a garage-based gym located in Bellmore, NY. Chris has a B.S. in Exercise Science from Hofstra University, M.S. in Exercise Science from Adelphi University, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2020. Chris has been working in the fitness industry since 2007 as a personal trainer, manager, and sports performance coach and has been training the barbell method since 2014. As a Starting Strength coach, Chris teaches the method to groups and individuals of all ages, in person and online as well as running Starting Strength Camps in his local area. Regarding online coaching, Chris works with athletes of all abilities and specifically individuals with a wide variety of injuries that require special attention. With two degrees in exercise science and a passion for strength and conditioning, his mission as a physical therapist is to integrate his knowledge as a health care professional with his love for barbell training.