Squat & Deadlift – September 7, 2024, San Antonio, TX


Starting Strength Squat and Deadlift Training Camp

Coaches: Victoria Diaz and Matt Hebert

Date & Location:
Saturday, September 7, 2024
12 pm – 5 pm

Starting Strength San Antonio
19739 I-10 Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78256
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Availability: In stock

SKU: SSTC-20240907-TX Categories: ,

Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat and the deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Victoria Diaz and Matt Hebert.

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.


Victoria Diaz, a Starting Strength Coach since 2017, began her professional career pursuing fitness in New York. After earning a diploma in a Personal Training Master Course in March 2015, she began working at a high end fitness boutique, coaching a multiform clientele base. While in New York she earned a license as a Massage Therapist and became a student of the Starting Strength model and its methodologies. Coach Diaz left New York to coach at Starting Strength San Antonio and enjoys the thrills of competing in strength lifting and sharing that joy with the athletes she trains.

Matthew Hebert, head coach at Starting Strength San Antonio, played baseball at East Texas Baptist University and Stephen F. Austin University. Here he discovered the Starting Strength methodologies. He began coaching in 2020 under the auspices of both Brent Carter SSC and Jordan Burnett SSC. To hone his abilities as a coach, he studied with Nick Delgadillo SSC, Darin Deaton SSC, and Josh Wells SSC. In the spring of 2021, Matt attended his first Starting Strength Seminar, and deepened his skill base with the Starting Strength Coach Development Course. He earned the Starting Strength Coach Credential in March of 2022. As the Head Coach at Starting Strength San Antonio, he enjoys helping his lifters realize their athletic potentials and developing the rest of the staff coaches.

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.

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