Spend the day improving your performance on the squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Darin Deaton and Trent Jones.
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 squat and deadlift in a small group setting. Through the process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of a properly executed squat and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. Participants will go through the practical portion of the squat and then take a short break.
Following the break, the coaches will discuss the Starting Strength model of the deadlift and the anatomy and mechanics involved in the pull. Lifters will learn the 5 Step Deadlift Setup while being coached through their warm-ups and work sets. Similar to the squat session, attendees will learn how a correctly performed deadlift should look and feel when done according to the model.
After the deadlift 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 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. 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.
Darin Deaton has been a Starting Strength Coach since August of 2011. His background includes USAW Sports Performance Coach, Crossfit Level 1, 2, 3 Certification. He is a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 26 years of practice experience. He is an APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist. He was a competitive high school and college gymnast and has coached gymnastics at the recreational and competitive levels. BS PT, TWU 1990, MSPT, TWU 1991, DPT Boston University Sargent College of Medicine 2012.
Trent Jones is a Starting Strength Coach who coaches clients both online and in-person in the Chattanooga area. Prior to moving to Chattanooga, Trent coached at Fort Worth Strength & Conditioning, a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym, where he specialized in working with Masters lifters over 40 years old. He has worked extensively with the Masters population, adapting the Starting Strength model for older clients with joint pain, mobility limitations, prior injuries, and other symptoms of aging. His passion is teaching people to lift barbells to build stronger, more useful bodies, gain confidence, and improve their quality of life for the long-haul.
In addition to strength coaching, Trent co-hosts and produces a number of podcasts including 40fit Radio with Darin Deaton, DPT, SSC and the Weights and Plates Podcast with Robert Santana, MS, RD, SSC.