intro to barbells.

Starting Strength

Intro to Barbells

With coach Inna Koppel, SCC

In this four week series your teen will receive detailed instruction on how and why to perform the basic barbell lifts (Squat, Press, Bench Press and Deadlift.) They will learn how to select the right load, how to make smart programming choices, how to recover from weight training and how to safely navigate any weight room.

What to Expect:

  • Appropriate training for beginners to advance
  • Improve strength safely and efficiently
  • Program designed for getting stronger over time
  • Personalized attention during training


This Barbell Clinic Will:

  • Increase Muscle Mass
  • Help prevent injuries
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Educate athletes on proper barbell training technique
Student athletes doing barbell lifts
Coach Inna Koppel.

Coach Inna Koppel, SSC

Inna Koppel has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2014. She established the first Starting Strength Affiliate Gym on Long Island. Inna’s interest in using barbells to help the elderly achieve a better quality of life led her to assist in implementation of, in collaboration with neuroscientists, the first and only trial of barbell training in the dementia population. After the COVID-19 policies in New York forced her to close her Starting Strength Affiliate Gym, Inna joined the Starting Strength Gyms franchise team as the Head of Recruiting. She has been tasked with identifying and developing coaching talent to ensure that Starting Strength Gyms continue to recruit the most talented and experienced coaches in the industry.

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Garden City, NY, 11530

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