Squat & Deadlift – November 19, 2022, Moodus, CT


Starting Strength Squat and Deadlift Training Camp

Coaches: Cody Annino and Rebecca Skinner

Date & Location:
Saturday, November 19, 2022
11 am – 5 pm

Annino Strength & Conditioning
40 William F Palmer Rd Unit B
Moodus, CT 06469
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Spend the day improving your performance on the squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Cody Annino and Rebecca Skinner.

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.


Cody Annino is a Starting Strength Coach based out of East Haddam, Connecticut. He is the owner and operator of Annino Strength & Conditioning, a small family-owned black iron gym in rural Connecticut. Cody is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and has been working as a professional coach since 2010. He has experience working with clients of all ages and ability levels including high school and collegiate athletes, people with special needs, and master’s lifters.

Rebecca Skinner is a Starting Strength Coach located in Moodus, Connecticut. She coaches out of Annino Strength and Conditioning, a family owned barbell facility focused on improving the quality of life of clients. Rebecca graduated from Central Connecticut State University with her Master’s degree in Exercise Science. She has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and has been coaching using the Starting Strength method for the past 3 years. Rebecca works with clients of all age ranges and ability levels and has a particular interest in working with aging clients.