Squat, Press, & Deadlift – November 7, 2021, Baltimore, MD


Starting Strength Squat, Press, and Deadlift Training Camp

Coaches:  Diego Socolinsky and Emily Socolinsky

Date & Location:
Sunday, November 7, 2021
9 am – 5 pm

Fivex3 Training
4015 Foster Avenue Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
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Spend the day improving your performance on the squat, press, and deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Diego and Emily Socolinsky.

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 lifts in a small group setting. Through the entire process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of a properly executed squat and press, and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. Participants will go through the practical portion of the squat, take a short break and then go through the practical portion of the press. Following the press portion of the camp, we will take a 45 minute break for lunch.

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.

Schedule for the Day

  • 9:00-9:45am – Lecture on squat and press
  • 10-11:30 – Squat
  • 11:35 – 1:00 – Press
  • 1:00-1:45 Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15/2:20 – Deadlift lecture/videos
  • 2:30 – 4:00pm -Deadlift
  • 4:00-4:30 – Programming lecture
  • 4:30 – 5:00pm – Q&A

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.


Emily and Diego Socolinsky are the owners of Fivex3 Training in Baltimore, MD. Fivex3 Training is a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym dedicated to helping people get stronger. We offer group training barbell classes to people of all ages. Before opening Fivex3 Training, Emily was active as a professional dancer and teacher for over 20 years. During that time, she focused on strength training and a variety of cross-training methods that helped her grow and develop as a dancer and athlete. Diego has been training in a variety of disciplines for the last 25 years. His athletic background includes martial arts, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, running and cross-country cycling.