Squat & Deadlift – November 2, 2024, Auckland, NZ


Starting Strength Squat and Deadlift Training Camp

Coaches: Mia Inman and Byron Johnston

Date & Location:
Saturday, November 2, 2024
11:30 am – 5:15 pm

Crossfit AKL
64A Cook Street, Auckland CBD
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Availability: In stock

SKU: SSTC-20241102-NZ Categories: ,

Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Mia Inman and Byron Johnston.

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, we 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.


Mia Inman became a Starting Strength Coach in 2013. Originally from New Zealand, she coaches out of her home gym in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and is an electrochemical engineer by day. Mia is also a mentor on the SS Coaching Development Pipeline, and works with the local Starting Strength Gyms in development of their apprentice coaches.

Byron is a Starting Strength Coach based in the South East of the in United Kingdom. Having coached since 2018 Byron has worked with a wide demographic of clients from young athletes through to those in their 50s. Many of his clients range from corporate executives and entrepreneurs through to mums and dads who run equally as busy households.He provides in-person coaching sessions at a private gym and online coaching for clients further afield. Prior to becoming a strength coach Byron was a professional concert guitarist for more than ten years, performing internationally on stage and as a recording artist. During this time he found barbell training and later consistently followed the Starting Strength method to stay in peak physical condition for his touring schedule. He blends his knowledge of performing at high levels with his craftsmanship as an SSC to help those he coaches on their strength training journey.

What’s a Training Camp Like?

Who are Training Camps for?

Training camps are suitable for lifters at any level, from beginner to experienced trainees.

Who sets up and runs Training Camps?

Training camps are scheduled and conducted by Starting Strength Coaches.

Event Terms

Tickets for events are not refundable. Tickets may be transferred to another party by notification from the original purchaser to customer service.

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