Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Brent Carter and Jordan Burnett. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the movement and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lift. We will move into a practical session with plenty of time under the bar for all the lifters. Participants will have an opportunity to put into practice the concepts addressed in the lecture while receiving coaching through their warm up and work sets. 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. 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.
Brent Carter received his degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from Texas Tech University with emphasis in biomechanics and exercise physiology. He has been coaching clients of all populations and with various goals since 2004. In 2008 Brent moved to NYC to work with a boutique training company specializing in high profile clientele which lead to a career in education developing curriculum for trainers through a state licensed vocational school. After growing a successful Barbell team and group training class (winning three strongest team titles). Brent Carter left NY to become the Dallas Fort-Worth Area Developer and lead SSC, where he’s opened Starting Strength Dallas, with Starting Strength Plano (Q1, 2021) and Starting Strength San Antonio (Q2, 2021) to open next.
Jordan Burnett has been in the Fitness industry since 2017. He developed a roster of clients from varying demographics, using barbell training to get them stronger and move them toward their fitness goals. Jordan was taken on as an apprentice coach under Brent Carter, SSC at Starting Strength Dallas when they opened in July of 2019, and went on to earn the Starting Strength Coach credential in March of 2020.