Olympic Lifting Camp – September 18, 2021, Denver, CO


Coaches: Mark Rippetoe and Nick Delgadillo

Date & Location:
Saturday, September 18, 2021
12pm – 6pm

Starting Strength Denver
6583 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80214
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Spend the day improving your performance on the clean and jerk and the snatch with Mark Rippetoe and Nick Delgadillo.

The camp will focus on good execution of the lifts according to the principles outlined in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, the practical aspects of performing the lifts, and how to progress from the power variants used in novice programs to the squat clean, the jerk, and the squat snatch. Participants will spend lots of time on the platform receiving coaching and instruction on the Olympic lifts in a small group setting led by Rip.

Attendance will be capped at twelve to allow for individualized instruction.

Who is this Camp For?

This camp is intended for lifters who are currently training the power clean and have no limitations on being able to perform the Olympic lifts or lifters who already have experience with the Olympic lifts. If you want to learn the Olympic lifts for the first time after having trained the power clean, you’re welcome at this camp, but lifters who are unable to rack a clean due to injuries or anatomical issues, or who are unable to jump or otherwise perform explosive movements should not sign up.

What to Bring

Proper weightlifting shoes that include a non-compressible sole and metatarsal strap are required. 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.


Mark Rippetoe is the developer of the Starting Strength Method, the Starting Strength Seminar, and the Starting Strength Coach certification.

Nick Delgadillo is a Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coach and runs operations and media production for The Aasgaard Company. He has been training instructors and coaches in fighting systems for over 10 years and has served on the Starting Strength Seminar Staff since 2013.