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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How to: Squat

This guide will take you through the progressions and intricacies of how to squat. I will also explain the differences between a front squat, a high-bar back squat, and a low-bar back squat.

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My New Home Gym (Still Under Construction...)

I moved into a new home back in December 2012. Since then, I have been working out in my basement with the space I have. I finally got the green light from my wife to finish our basement, and majority of the room we have can be used as my home gym.

I have helped my dad finish basements in the past, but this is the first one I have done on my own, so I have definitely made some mistakes and rookie goofs along the way.

I plan on finishing the mudding/sanding/painting of the gym in 2014.

Earlier this year, prior to framing, I finally purchased my squat rack.


Framing nearly done.


Framing done, hired an electrician to get everything safe and to code. Pot lights installed by me.


Drywalling started, I did (nearly) all of it on my own. Had to build some T's to help with the ceiling.


Drywalling done, time to get rid of the carpet flooring.


Went and picked up my rubber tiles in my 4-door Honda Civic...a bit of a tight fit but it worked!


As of today, flooring and walls are done, as I said, I am aiming to do the mudding/sanding/paining in 2014


Day 361 - Stepping Back into the BEAST!

I have always been a strong advocate for exercising and staying active with what you love. So, in light of this, I am going to take my own advice and end my current hybrid, and head back to do another (modified) round of Body Beast.

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