Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Nick Delgadillo and Amanda Sheppard.
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 entire 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.
Nick Delgadillo is a Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coach with an extensive background in teaching, developing coaches, and fighting people.
Amanda Sheppard is a Starting Strength Coach at Starting Strength Beaverton. She is originally from the Chicagoland area, and started her strength coaching career at the collegiate level from 2013 through 2019. She decided on strength and conditioning after spending 4 years as a starter for the softball team at Northern Illinois University. She accepted her first assistant coach position at Sacramento State where she was introduced and exposed to the Starting Strength Method and books which she continued to use with her athletes in the collegiate setting. In 2017, she accepted the position of Olympic Director of Sports Performance at her alma mater where she spent another two and a half years. She has been coaching at SS Beaverton since its opening in 2022. Prior to that she spent just under two years at SS Denver as the evening Staff Coach. She has experience both personally training and coaching Olympic Weightlifting and Sports Performance (Speed-Agility-Conditioning). As well as experience coaching a wide range of age demographics and abilities.