Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coaches Josh Wells and Chase Lindley. 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.
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.
Josh Wells is the Head Coach of Starting Strength Houston and has 17 years of experience competing and coaching in the sport of Olympic weightlifting. As an international level lifter, he was a member of the Jr. Pan-American Team (2003) and a member of the Junior World Team (2004). In 2009 he received his Master’s of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from Midwestern State University. He was a primary coach, along with Mark Rippetoe, of the Midwestern State University and Bone Unit Olympic weightlifting teams operating under the Texas Weightlifting Regional Development Center.
Chase is a staff coach at Starting Strength Houston. He grew up in Wichita Falls Athletic Club and has been coaching since he turned 18 under the tutorage of both Mark Rippetoe and SSC Nick Delgadillo. As a former collegiate athlete and current powerlifter, Chase brings an extensive knowledge into his coaching repertoire.