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Critical Bench President and Muscle Writer Mike Westerdal

Mike Westerdal Bio

Mike Westerdal Pres. &  Author for Critical Bench Mike Westerdal is the owner of CriticalBench.com. He earned his BS from Central CT State University where he played four years of D-IAA football. After college Mike went on to play and coach football in Europe before he acquired his certification as a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise.

Westerdal is a contributing muscle writer for various iron magazines including REPS! and Monster Muscle. In addition his articles are published throughout the Internet.

Westerdal is an amatuer powerlifter competing in the APF and APA federations. He resides in sunny Clearwater, FL and trains at Tampa Barbell. He is married to his wonderful wife Courtney.

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Mike Westerdal's Muscle Articles

Muscle Building Tips For Women
Healthy Barbeque Recipes
German Volume Training Routine
How To Eat Healthy When Traveling
Review of John Romaniello And Matt McGorry's Super Hero Workouts
Review of Lee Hayward's Blast Your Biceps
Inflammation: What It Is and What You Can Do About It
Who Is Charles Atlas?
Review of Vince Gironda: Legend and Myth
Review of Elliott and Mike's 14-Day Hybrid Muscle Mass
Causes of Severe Gassiness and How to Curb the Problem
Guide to Cooking Oils
Build Your Own Belt
Gaining Employment In the Fitness Industry and Obtaining Personal Trainer Certification
Heartburn And HCl Supplementation
Review of Eric Cressey's Show and Go
Top Ten Foods You Should Eat Everyday
The Microwave May Be Eliminating Nutrients From Your Food
Review of Chad Howse's Power Howse Challenge
Fitness Adventure Travel
Review of John Barban's Adonis Index Workout
Feeding Cycles and Growth Hormone
Review of Vince Delmonte's Six-Pack Quest
Review of Thomas Calkins's Epic Warrior Diet and the Muscle Building Workout Guide
Fat Loss and Exposure to Cold Temperatures
Review of Brad Pilon's Eat, Stop, Eat
The Role of Insulin in Muscle Gain and Fat Loss
Review of Bill Phillips' Transformation Solution
Review of John Benson's 7 Minute Muscle
The Anabolic Cycle
Interview With Washington Redskins DE Phillip Daniels
The Barbarians A Huge Hybrid Muscle Upset
Energy Flux To Build Muscle
Medieval Workout Methods
Do You Have To Be Fat To Be Strong?
Warrior Physique Report - Building The Hybrid Muscle
Review of Smitty's Accelerated Muscular Development Program
EZ-DipT Belt Review
No Pain No Gain? How About No Pain With Gains!
Capillary Training & Maintaining The Pump
Review of the Hardgainer Project X Program
HIT Versus Volume Training
Review of the "No Discount" Guide to Fitness Marketing
Muscle Fiber Types - Which Type Do You Have More?
Breakdown of Rep Speeds & Tempos For Different Goals
Review of Pete Sisco's Train Smart 2009 Program
Product Review of Haulin' Hooks
Review of Shin Ohtake's Max Workouts Program
Review of Marc David's No Bull Bodybuilding System
Why Is the CrossFit Craze So Hot Right Now?
Is Muscle Soreness Needed?
How To Get A Pro Card In Strongman
Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph
Rep Ranges Revealed
ART Therapy - Active Release Techniques for Strength Athletes
Review Of APT's New Single Ply APEX Bench Press Shirt
Building A Bigger Bench MP3 - Super Human Radio Interview
Review Of Jeff Anderson's Combat The Fat Program
P90X Workout Review
General Physical Preparedness (GPP) - If You're Strong But Out Of Shape - Listen Up!
The 5X5 Workout Program
Nitric Oxide Supplement Review - Boost NO Without Taking NO!
Is The Underground Strength Kit A Scam?
A Look At The Sheiko Training Routine
DoggCrapp Training - DC Training Overview
Dumbbell Conditioning
Review of the Super Strength DVD
Central Nervous System (CNS) Fatigue
What Is The Glycemic Index?
Beta Alanine Supplement Review
Review of the REAL Man Muscle Building Course
The Benefits of Digestive Enzymes
The Pump: Fact or Myth?
Protein Powder Basics And Beyond
How To Achieve A Positive Nitrogen Balance And Why You Care
How To Choose The Right Dumbbells And Not Get Ripped Off
The Right Age to Start Weight Training
The Difference between Steroid Abuse and HRT
What To Eat To Gain Muscle
How to Create an Adrenal Rush for a Max Lift Attempt
An In-Depth Look at the Spartan 300 Workout
Dumbbells Versus Kettlebells
Commercial Health Club Hassles
Dumbbell Exercises You've Never Heard Of
Get Your Iron Game Terminology Straight
Can At Home Fitness Workouts Be As Effective As Gym Workouts?
Powerblock Dumbbells: The Dumbbells That Grow as You Grow!
Why Dumbbells Make More Sense
No More Excuses: At Home Workouts Using Dumbbells
Cartoon Weight Gain Contributing To Bigarexia
Primal Weight Gain - What To Eat To Gain Weight
Celebrity Weight Gain - How Do They Do It?
The Reverse Band Bench Press
2 Supplements For Better Performance “DOWN THERE”
10 Key Factors For Bench Pressing More Weight
Up Your Max With Bench Press Singles
Want A Big Bench Press?
Don't Be A Ceiling Thruster!
Heavy Negatives are Positively a Good Idea
Interview With Critical Bench Owner Mike Westerdal
Bench Press Program from Critical Bench
Avoiding A Bench Press Blowout - Do Rotator Cuff Exercises
Heavy Negatives are Positively a Good Idea
Bench Press Blunders - Don't Make These Mistakes
Gym Sales Secrets - Get The Best Deal
How To Get Ripped
Train Your Weak Link For A Big Bench Press
Student Steroid Statistics
What Are Normal Testosterone Levels?
JM Presses For Developing Extreme Tricep Power
The Dangers of Anabolic Steroids
Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids
Barry Bonds and Steroid Use
How To Raise Testosterone Levels
Stimulate Growth With Low-Incline Flys
Dextrose – Sea Salt and Potassium

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Most people when they go to increase their bench they work their chest three times a week figuring more work will mean more gains. There is more to the bench than just the chest. You also have to work the other muscles involved in the bench press. Determine your sticking point whether it be the bottom, middle or top and train to overcome the plateau. If you want to increase your one rep max and become a better bench presser download this free ebook written by Mike Westerdal and Ben Tatar of Critical Bench.com entitled,

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Mike's Critical Bench.com Workout Programs

Up your max fifty pounds in ten weeksCritical Bench Program
This bench press program is a power program designed to help you increase your one rep max by an average of fifty pounds during the ten week training cycle. It is different from other programs because you are provided with the actual weights you will be using on bench day and given a full body lifting split to follow. Over 3500 powerlifters, weekend warriors, and athletes have had success with our system. Get more in depth information by clicking here. If you're ready to order now be sure you know your one rep max. You can look it up on our chart.

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Don't be the skinny fat guy.The Lean Mass Program
Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt both fat and skinny at the same time? You feel skinny because you want bigger muscles but when you look at your waist you wish you could take off a couple inches. That's what this program is for. Adding lean muscle mass while reducing body fat can be very tough to accomplish. This program will set you in the right direction. It's also a great maintenance program to perform after completing the bench program. Read more about the Lean Mass Program.

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Get completely ripped and shreddedThe Critical Ripped Program
The Critical Ripped Program was designed to transform your body into a ripped chiseled and idolized physique. Everything from weight training, cardio, supplements and diet are all mapped out for you. There comes a point in time for all of us when we want to show off what we've accomplished in the gym. When you take your shirt off make sure your muscles are revealed and they aren't covered by layers of fat. This program will help you get cut up and turn heads. If you want to look good for the spring and summer you can't wait until the last minute to start preparing. For more information on this program click here.

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Critical Dumbbell Routines & ExercisesCritical Dumbbell Routines
If you're a beginner to weight training and want to workout from your home this is the perfect ebook for you. All you need are a few dumbbells and this ebook will give you the dumbbell routines you need while demonstrating the exercises. Increase Your Muscle Size And Improve Your Physical Fitness In 90 Days Or You Get To Keep This Breakthrough Fitness Guide FREE!

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