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San Diego SS Seminar
Jun
22
to Jun 24

San Diego SS Seminar

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Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method

The Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method teaches the system of barbell training detailed in the books Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training. It features an in-depth examination of the physiology, biomechanics, and execution of the 5 basic barbell exercises at a level of detail unavailable in any other seminar in the industry. The SSS is the most detailed exposure to any training method offered in the fitness/exercise/training education marketplace, available to both the serious strength and conditioning professional and the trainee interested in improving personal performance under the bar.

The professional S&C coach will take the course for the credential the successful applicant obtains: The Starting Strength Coach. The non-professional will take the course for the exposure to the complete suite of Starting Strength materials and the chance to be evaluated on its understanding, as either a possible precursor to professional status or for personal development as a lifter and athlete.

This method deconstructs the five basic barbell exercises - the squat, deadlift, press, bench press, and power clean - down to their basic elements in biomechanics and skeletal and muscular anatomy, and then derives a system for performing and coaching them based on the the most efficient and productive way of approaching each movement.

The Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method is an intensive exposure to all the information from which the Starting Strength system is derived. The 3-day format allows for an in-depth exploration of the theoretical basis of the system, as well as a thorough under-the-bar practical session for each exercise which provides for the evaluation of each participant on the basis of both lifting and coaching the method. The basics of barbell training are developed into a logical and effective system that forms the best possible foundation for any strength and conditioning program. Please note that there are no prerequisites for attending this course.

The SSS currently offers two levels of completion. First, attendance at the complete seminar provides a Certificate of Attendance. Competence in the system will also be evaluated by the staff on the ability of the participant to demonstrate understanding as both athlete and coach in the practical sessions. 

Second, experienced coaches that wish to be candidates for the Starting Strength Coach credential can elect to be evaluated at a higher level of scrutiny. These coaches should come prepared with a background in weight training and coaching, a working knowledge of muscular and skeletal anatomy, an excellent familiarity with the foundational texts, and an ability to communicate effectively. They will be expected to conclusively demonstrate their ability to function as coaches of the Starting Strength method.

Lifters who just want to improve their understanding of barbell training, its techniques and its programming, can expect the most informative and productive weekend available in the entire fitness industry, guaranteed.

 

Registration
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Each seminar has limited enrollment, with athlete:coach ratios of 5 or less. 

You can secure your place with a deposit of ~1/3 the seminar fee. Full payment must be received at least 4 weeks before the start of the seminar. Select a date below to get started.

Program

Friday 5-9PM :: Coaching, Strength Training Theory, Biomechanics
Saturday 8-8PM :: Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press
Sunday 8-7PM :: Power Clean, Press, Programming, Q&A

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Seattle SS Seminar
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Seattle SS Seminar

Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method

The Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method teaches the system of barbell training detailed in the books Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training. It features an in-depth examination of the physiology, biomechanics, and execution of the 5 basic barbell exercises at a level of detail unavailable in any other seminar in the industry. The SSS is the most detailed exposure to any training method offered in the fitness/exercise/training education marketplace, available to both the serious strength and conditioning professional and the trainee interested in improving personal performance under the bar.

The professional S&C coach will take the course for the credential the successful applicant obtains: The Starting Strength Coach. The non-professional will take the course for the exposure to the complete suite of Starting Strength materials and the chance to be evaluated on its understanding, as either a possible precursor to professional status or for personal development as a lifter and athlete.

This method deconstructs the five basic barbell exercises - the squat, deadlift, press, bench press, and power clean - down to their basic elements in biomechanics and skeletal and muscular anatomy, and then derives a system for performing and coaching them based on the the most efficient and productive way of approaching each movement.

The Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method is an intensive exposure to all the information from which the Starting Strength system is derived. The 3-day format allows for an in-depth exploration of the theoretical basis of the system, as well as a thorough under-the-bar practical session for each exercise which provides for the evaluation of each participant on the basis of both lifting and coaching the method. The basics of barbell training are developed into a logical and effective system that forms the best possible foundation for any strength and conditioning program. Please note that there are no prerequisites for attending this course.

The SSS currently offers two levels of completion. First, attendance at the complete seminar provides a Certificate of Attendance. Competence in the system will also be evaluated by the staff on the ability of the participant to demonstrate understanding as both athlete and coach in the practical sessions. 

Second, experienced coaches that wish to be candidates for the Starting Strength Coach credential can elect to be evaluated at a higher level of scrutiny. These coaches should come prepared with a background in weight training and coaching, a working knowledge of muscular and skeletal anatomy, an excellent familiarity with the foundational texts, and an ability to communicate effectively. They will be expected to conclusively demonstrate their ability to function as coaches of the Starting Strength method.

Lifters who just want to improve their understanding of barbell training, its techniques and its programming, can expect the most informative and productive weekend available in the entire fitness industry, guaranteed.

 

Registration
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Each seminar has limited enrollment, with athlete:coach ratios of 5 or less. 

You can secure your place with a deposit of ~1/3 the seminar fee. Full payment must be received at least 4 weeks before the start of the seminar. Select a date below to get started.

Program

Friday 5-9PM :: Coaching, Strength Training Theory, Biomechanics
Saturday 8-8PM :: Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press
Sunday 8-7PM :: Power Clean, Press, Programming, Q&A

Expanded Course Information

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Pull Camp
Jun
10
9:00 PM21:00

Pull Camp

Tickets on sale here.

Details

Spend the day learning the theory and practice of pulling mechanics applied to both the deadlift and the power clean with Starting Strength Coach Andrew Jackson. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the movements and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lifts. We will then move into a practical session with individual coaching 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 pull and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. The skills developed in the deadlift, including the use of a vertical bar path off the floor, will be applied to the power clean. 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 these lifts, 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 eight 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.

Andrew Jackson is the owner of Integral Barbell in Redmond, WA. Integral Barbell specializes in providing in-person and online coaching to people balancing work and family with training for health and sport. Andrew is part of the Starting Strength Online Coaching Team and is a competitive weightlifter in the Seattle area. He also runs local events as Meet Director for USAW and Starting Strength competitions in the region.

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2018 ILF Strengthlifting Challenge
Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

2018 ILF Strengthlifting Challenge

Three lifts will be tested during the 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 locations around the nation. This meet location at Iron Legacy Fitness in Puyuallup,WA will compete on Sunday, April 29th. 

This is a sanctioned US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF) meet. Results will serve as qualifying totals for the 2019 USSF Nationals.

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Press & Bench Camp
Mar
18
to Mar 28

Press & Bench Camp

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Details

Spend the day learning the theory and practice of The Press and The Bench Press with Starting Strength Coach Andrew Jackson. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of each movement and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lifts. We will then move into a practical session with plenty of time under the bar for all the participants. 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 movement and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. After the press session, participants will participate on a practical section on the bench press, with focus not only on the movement itself, but also on proper spotting and safety techniques. Once finished, there will be a discussion on 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 eight 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.


Andrew Jackson is the owner of Integral Barbell in Redmond, WA. Integral Barbell specializes in providing in-person and online coaching to people balancing work and family with training for health and sport. Andrew is part of the Starting Strength Online Coaching Team and is a competitive weightlifter in the Seattle area. He also runs local events as Meet Director for USAW and Starting Strength competitions in the region.

 

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Starting Strength Deadlift and Power Clean Camp
Aug
27
9:00 AM09:00

Starting Strength Deadlift and Power Clean Camp

Click here to sign up soon - limited space available!

Spend the day learning the theory and practice of the Deadlift and Power Clean with Starting Strength Coach Andrew Jackson. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of the movements and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lifts. We will then move into a practical session with individual coaching 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 pull and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. The skills developed in the deadlift, including the use of a vertical bar path off the floor, will be applied to the power clean. 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 eight 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 Squat Camp
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Starting Strength Squat Camp

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

Details

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
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Starting Strength Challenge

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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