Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

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Beachbody Body Beast Bulk Legs Latest Numbers

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It was just one of those mornings. I had ZERO interest in pressing play this morning. Not sure if it was a crappier sleep, or the fact that I am on holidays in 2 days, but I was just not in the mood. But, like many of you, I kicked my shitty attitude out of the way and got to work!

What followed was pretty much what happens to me every time I have "one of those days", I ended up having an AWESOME workout, felt very strong, and was able to up a few of my weights. One of the main reasons for my interest in a proper squat rack was to work my legs like never before, and I definitely feel as though I have been doing just that. I have a few more rounds of Bulk Legs when I get back from Jamaica, but I just wanted to post my latest numbers for all of you here. All weights are listed as total weight - plates and bar. You'll also notice my modifications I have done to this routine to suit my goals.

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Front to Back Lunge
Reps 12-10-8
Weight 65-85-105lbs

Progressive Set Back Squat
Reps 15-12-8-8-12-15
Weight 95-125-165-165-125-95lbs

Force Set Back Squat
Reps 5-5-5-5-5
Weight 105-105-105-105-105lbs

Progressive Set Split Squat
Reps 15-12-8-8-12-15
Weight 95-115-135-135-115-95lbs


Stiff Leg Deadlift
Reps 15-12-8-8
Weight 95-115-135-115lbs

Alternating Side Squat
Reps 10-10-10
Weight 2x25-2x25-2x25lbs

Single-Leg Calf Raise
Reps 12-12
Weight 60-60lbs

BONUS 2-Leg Calf Raises
Reps 15-12-8-8

Weight 155-175-215-195lbs

Beachbody's Body Beast Bulk Legs Modifications

Body Beast's "Build Phase" routines are quite well-rounded routines in my opinion, that is why I did not make too many changes to them. The "Bulk Phase" routines, on the other hand need a few more modifications to them. After each blog, I will explain why I made the changes that I did.

Bulk: Legs

Single Set
Front to Back Lunges (Bar)

Progressive Set
Back Squat (Bar)

Force Set
Back Squat (Bar)

Progressive Set
Split Squat (Bar)

Super Set
Stiff Leg Deadlift (Bar)
Alt. Side Squat

Super Set
Single-Leg Calf Raise
Hanging Open/Close

Single Set
Calf Raises (Bar)

The alternating front to back lunges are a great way to start this routine. This exercise is actually a bit of an extension from the warm-up, allowing the legs, knees, and hips to track through their range of motion and prepare for the workout.

The progressive set of squats will obviously be done with the barbell.

The following force set, I will be swapping out the Sumo Squat for a traditional back squat because I personally find it is a better exercise. I will no doubt have to lower my weight a bit after the previous progressive set.

I have swapped out the core move at the end for "Hanging Open/Close". This is done by hanging from a pull-up bar, engaging the core, bringing your knees up towards your chest (knees kept at 90 degree bend) and you slowly open and close your knees for a desired rep range.

I have also added a bonus round at the end of the workout, with some calf raises (barbell perched on shoulders). All calf raises will be done with balls of feet and toes on a weight plate, to allow a great range of motion in the calves.

Any questions? Let me know!

Body Beast Bulk Phase Modified Schedule

My current Build Phase ​schedule is winding down, so I am transitioning and moving into the Bulk Phase. I have a few dates coming up that will require me to be out of the country, so my schedule tip-toes around that, but still stays relatively consistent throughout.

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