Spend the day improving your performance on the squat with Starting Strength Coaches Pete Troupos and Joe Leppo.
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 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.
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 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.
Pete has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2016, supports social media for Starting Strength and is a member of the seminar staff. In 2014 Pete began to study and implement the Starting Strength method with his own training. It was after finding success in the program, and learning about the rigor it took to become a Starting Strength Coach, that he decided to pursue coaching professionally. He has experience coaching clients of all populations and with various goals and skill levels, both individually and in a group setting. Pete believes effective strength training is essential whether the goal is independence, longevity or athletic performance, and wants to help as many people as he can to achieve these goals. He currently resides in Orlando, FL.
Joe Leppo: Initially exposed to barbell training through another fitness program, Joe switched to the Starting Strength methodology and pursued the Starting Strength Coach certification. Since becoming an SSC in 2011, Joe has taught hundreds of active duty military service members and their dependents and/or spouses how to perform the principle barbell lifts while formerly stationed overseas. Now living in Florida, he continues to expand his client base outside of the military. Joe is a recently retired U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer (as well as a former Enlisted Submariner).