Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Pete Troupos and Jacob Pearce.
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.
Pete has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2016. As well as Head Coach of Starting Strength Orlando, he runs social media for Starting Strength, is a member of the seminar staff, and coordinates Starting Strength Training Camps around the world. In 2014 Pete began to study and implement the Starting Strength method with his own training after dabbling in other, less effective modalities. 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, from older, masters lifters to teenagers. Pete also has experience with clients that have a wide range of 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.
Jacob is a combat veteran who spent 4 years as an infantryman in the ARMY’s 101st Airborne division. He found the Starting Strength book in 2019 and immediately booked a squat camp at Starting Strength, Denver to meet Rip and learn more. He spent all of 2020 as a personal trainer practicing the Starting Strength model. In 2021 Jacob started his apprenticeship at Starting Strength, Austin where he engulfed himself in the model. A few months later he accepted a position as a staff coach to help launch Starting Strength, Boston which is currently going strong. And now he is a staff coach for Starting Strength Orlando