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Shoulder Workout for MASS (that you’ve never done) Shoulder Workout for MASS (that you’ve never done)

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach I have been involved in the iron game for 20 plus years and I have never been able to understand why certain bodybuilders/weightlifters possess an immense faculty for making exercise difficult. So here’s a crazy statement, “Successful bodybuilding isn’t that difficult!” It’s just most people aren’t willing... [Read more]

CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight

    By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach If building muscle and getting ripped is your goal BUT you don’t have access to a gym, you prefer to workout at home or you just prefer to do body weight only exercises, you’re in luck. But let me be clear, building muscle is simple, it’s just not easy as they say.  Simple meaning you A.... [Read more]

PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach How realistic is it to get a great chest workout with very little weight? I’m talking about those moments when the gym isn’t an option OR you work out at home with your own equipment (and you don’t have very much of it). The good news is it’s actually very realistic to intensely work out with limited... [Read more]

Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Develop Your LOWER BACK with Cable Pull Thrusts Q: I do all my training at our local gym here in town. It has all the usual stale equipment like the cable cross over machine, hyper extension bench, leg curl machines and what not. I want to develop a strong lower back but to be honest with you I am burned out on doing... [Read more]

Staying Anabolic Staying Anabolic

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Q: I am a natural drug free bodybuilder and it seems to me that I hit sticking points in my training a heck of a lot quicker that some of my buddies who are on the “juice”. No matter how hard I try, progress almost seems like an impossibility some times.  Maybe I am just not tough enough or not training... [Read more]

3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results 3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results

  3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results by Robby Blanchard, MBA, BS, CPT Functional Movement, Constantly Varied and High Intensity…The 3 secrets to fat loss and results. It always seems like there is controversy surrounding CrossFit. Many people believe it is extremely dangerous and the risks outweigh the benefits. Then there are others (like myself)... [Read more]

3 MYTHS in the World of Weight Lifting 3 MYTHS in the World of Weight Lifting

     (originally answered by author/writer Dennis B. Weis and edited by Strength Coach Chris Wilson)  BENCH POWER = PUNCHING POWER? Q: I have a bodybuilder friend that wants to get into Mixed Martial Arts Competitions. He’s 6’1″ And about 230-240lbs. He’s a pretty strong dude and thinks that he should be able to... [Read more]

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Articles

CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight

    By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach If building muscle and getting ripped is your goal BUT you don’t... 


PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach How realistic is it to get a great chest workout with very little weight? I’m... 


Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Develop Your LOWER BACK with Cable Pull Thrusts Q: I do all my training at our local... 


Staying Anabolic Staying Anabolic

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Q: I am a natural drug free bodybuilder and it seems to me that I hit sticking... 


3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results 3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results

  3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results by Robby Blanchard, MBA, BS, CPT Functional Movement, Constantly Varied and High Intensity…The... 


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Reviews

A Scientific Breakdown of an Advanced Testosterone Support Formula – TDrive A Scientific Breakdown of an Advanced Testosterone Support Formula – TDrive

Written By: Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN We have all heard this word before; testosterone. Depends on the type of person... 


Feast Your Fat Away Interview With Nate Miyaki Feast Your Fat Away Interview With Nate Miyaki

Summary of Interview with Nate Miyaki And his new book Feast Your Fat Away Below is a great interview conducted with Nate... 


How To Go Old School to Get That New Body – MP3 Interview & Review How To Go Old School to Get That New Body – MP3 Interview & Review

Coach Chris Wilson of Team Critical Bench interviews John Rowley. John is a fitness celebrity that is partners with Steve... 


Home Workout Revolution Review Home Workout Revolution Review

By Mike Westerdal Whether it’s due to the long cold winters or a generally more active lifestyle, Canada has a penchant... 


Suspension Revolution Review Suspension Revolution Review

    Dan Long, CPT, CKMT, is a renowned fitness professional who is well-known as a Fat Loss Motivational Advisor,... 


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Interviews

2016 Arnold Sport’s Festival featuring Ben Tatar | Critical Bench 2016 Arnold Sport’s Festival featuring Ben Tatar | Critical Bench

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach  1. Chris Wilson: Ben Tatar AKA, Tatar Monster, you have been to every Arnold... 


2015 Las Vegas Olympia Interview featuring Ben Tatar 2015 Las Vegas Olympia Interview featuring Ben Tatar

2015 Las Vegas Olympia Interview featuring Ben Tatar By Anthony Alayon Anthony Alayon: For those who don’t know you... 


Powerlifting Monster JP Carroll Interview Powerlifting Monster JP Carroll Interview

Interview with Powerlifting Monster JP Carroll Interviewed by Critical Bench Reporter Ben Tatar JP CARROLL is instantly... 


Anthony Catanzaro Interview Anthony Catanzaro Interview

  Interview with Natural Bodybuilding Champion and Actor, the Superman of Fitness, Anthony Catanzaro By Ben Tatar 1) Anthony... 


Steve Cook Interview with Critical Bench’s Ben Tatar Steve Cook Interview with Critical Bench’s Ben Tatar

Interview with Steve Cook. Interviewed by Ben Tatar Steve Cook has become one of the most popular world champion fitness... 


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SUPPLEMENT NEWS

Weight Lifting Supplement Reviews

Don't fall for the supplement scams, hype and false claims. Visit our review section to research ingredients and discover top ranked brands... 


Why Kre-Alkalyn Is Better Than Creatine

There Are More Than 277 Scientific Studies Proving Creatine Monohydrate's Positive Effects On Muscle Growth And Strength... So Why Doesn't It Work For Many People? Read the case against creatine... 


Flood Your Body With Testosterone Naturally

It is a proven fact that testosterone is the most important hormone for serious bodybuilders. No other hormone influences whether all your hard work in the gym results in lean, ripped muscle or flabby failure.... 


What Your Dr. Never Told You About Fish Oil

This brand new report unveils the disturbing secrets behind quite possibly the MOST often doctor recommended nutritional supplement!


New Anabolic Compound

Revolutionary new muscle building supplement is so effective you can get a free 30-day supply just to prove it works.

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