The squad


Competitive powerlifter, amateur strongman competitor, powerlifting coach and strength sports avid supporter and enthusiast, Alex Babin has been involved in the strength and conditioning field for 14 years. He owns and runs the #bestgaragegyminthecity in Montreal.  He is the founder of the Defying Gravity Powerlifting Crew and has coached several crew members to national level potential.

“The first time Christian and I spoke, we were debating about a strength program that he’d shared on Facebook.  I was actually disagreeing with some of the details and was questioning him on his methods.  A respectful “argument” ensued which with time, allowed us to get closer and gain a mutual respect for one another.

Today I have the pleasure and honor of working with Christian.  Like many others in this field, Chris has been a mentor of mine for a long time.  I have been reading his articles for many years and have learned so much from him.  Today, to be able to work, exchanges ideas, travel and teach with him, and most of all to call him my friend, is a great gift.

I have a multitude of roles within Thibarmy.  Other than an improvised psychologist for Chris, I am also the director of sales for Christian’s international seminars, and am myself a coach and presenter.  I am privileged to work with a forward-thinking, multidisciplinary team focused on providing quality and excellence to the field; a team that I can count on for support and that pushes me out of my comfort zone to keep me going forward.

Thibarmy is the future of fitness!”

Recent articles written by ALEX

PERIODIZATION — The key to unlocking true strength.

To Sniff or Not To Sniff: Can You Get Too Amped Up Before a Big Lift?

RPE-based Training – Part 2: Why RPE-based Train CAN be your Worst Enemy

RPE-based Training – Part 1: Why RPE-based Train CAN be your Best Friend

Best Variation Exercises – The Squat – Weak Quads