Spend the day improving your performance on the squat, press, and deadlift with Starting Strength Coaches Pete Troupos and Carl Raghavan.
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 30 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
- 12:30 – 14:30 Squat lecture and platform
- 14:30 – 14:40 – Break
- 14:40 – 16:00 – Press lecture and platform
- 16:00 – 16:30 – Break
- 16:30 – 18:10 – Deadlift lecture and platform
- 18:10 – 18:20 – Break
- 18:30 – 19:00 – Programming lecture
- 19:00 – 19:30 – 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.
Pete has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2016, supports social media for Starting Strength, and is a member of the seminar staff. In 2014 Pete began to study and implement the Starting Strength method with his own training after experimenting with other, less effective modalities. He has experience coaching clients of all populations and with various 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. He currently resides in Orlando, FL.
Carl attended a Starting Strength seminar in 2014 and went on to become the first Starting Strength Coach in the UK. He has coached a variety of clients from all over the globe with a variety of backgrounds and develops bespoke training programs to help individuals increase their natural strength and reach their full potential. Carl’s philosophy is based on leading by example – training is his lifestyle and his been his passion for the past decade. He is a full time Starting Strength Coach based outside London.