Spend the day improving your performance on the squat with Starting Strength Coaches JD Shipley and Tony Stein.
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 in a small group setting. Through the process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of a properly executed squat and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly.
After the 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.
JD Shipley owns and manages Starting Strength Houston. Prior to becoming a strength coach he worked internationally in Oil & Gas construction. JD found Starting Strength in 2016, began coaching part-time in his garage in 2018, opened Starting Strength Houston in 2019, and became an SSC in 2020. He has since left the corporate world to coach and run the gym full time.
Tony Stein is a Starting Strength Coach based in Houston, TX. He enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds, skill levels, and age groups to improve their strength and quality of life. Tony earned his SSC in 2021. He began coaching professionally in 2017 and joined Starting Strength Houston when it opened in 2019. He graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a degree in biological anthropology. There he developed his interest in physiology and evolution.