Spend the day improving your performance on the Deadlift and Power Clean with Starting Strength Coaches Shelley Hancock and Tony Stein.
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.
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. You are also encouraged to wear a 100% cotton shirt if possible or avoid wearing any slick/moisture wicking material. Please also wear knee-high socks, or sweat pants to allow the barbell to contact the shins without causing abrasions.
Shelley earned a BS in Athletic Training and MS in Exercise Physiology from Midwestern State University. Prior to being an SSC, Shelley was a collegiate Athletic Trainer and Ballerina. She applied Starting Strength to various populations in NYC at a Center for Preventative Medicine, then ran a strength training program in North Carolina for 5 years before returning to her home state of Texas. She also led Starting Strength and Olympic Weightlifting camps while on the East Coast. Shelley is now back in her home state of Texas with her husband Josh and their two dogs Loki and Mabel.
Tony Stein is a Starting Strength Coach based in Houston, TX. He enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds, skill levels, and age groups to improve their strength and quality of life. Tony earned his SSC in 2021. He began coaching professionally in 2017 and joined Starting Strength Houston when it opened in 2019. He graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a degree in biological anthropology. There he developed his interest in physiology and evolution.