Spend the day improving your performance on the squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coach Andrew Lewis.
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 coach 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 eight 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. Participants are also encouraged to wear a 100% cotton shirt, if possible, and knee-high socks or sweatpants to allow the barbell to contact the shins without causing abrasions.
Andrew Lewis is the head coach and owner of Starting Strength Indianapolis. He has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2020 and has been coaching the Starting Strength method since 2015. In 2019, Andrew quit his full-time engineering job and opened a gym in Cuyahoga, Falls, OH, to dedicate his work to coaching. Andrew learned how to run a successful business, develop coaches under his watch and committed in 2021 to open Starting Strength Indianapolis.