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Starting Strength Squat Camp

  • Eastside Strength & Conditioning

Only 6 spots! Click here to purchase your ticket now.


Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the low bar back squat with Starting Strength Coach Andrew Jackson. 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 six 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.

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Starting Strength Challenge

  • Gig Harbor Strength & Fitness

Only ten spots left! Click here to sign up now!

Three lifts will be recognized for competition: Squat, Press, and Deadlift. The sum of the heaviest lifts of the three shall constitute the Total. Your total will be scored locally and ranked against lifters from eight locations around the nation. The Gig Harbor location will complete on Saturday, April 1rst. 

This Starting Strength Challenge will be the first combined meet held as part of the newly formed US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF). Meets held under the USSF sanction in 2017 will serve as qualifying contests for a national competition to be held in January 2018 at a location to be determined. For the first year, successfully making a total in one of our meets will qualify you for the national competition.

US Strengthlifting Federation Rules

Pound to Kilogram Conversion Chart

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