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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.
Articles by Mike Westerdal
Written by: Mike Westerdal Nearly everyone who has lifted weights with any intensity has experienced exercise-induced muscle soreness and pain. The Three Types of Pain Related to Weigh Lifting or Strenuous Exercise Include: 1) pain experienced during... read more
Interview with World Record Holder Tiny Meeker (First man to bench press over 1,100lbs.) Interviewed by CB reporter Ben Tatar Tiny Meeker is the first and only man to bench press 1,100lbs. Tiny benched an astounding 11,02lbs and he gave 1,135lbs... read more
Written by: Mike Westerdal You rarely hear or read anything good about cholesterol. For more than two decades now it has been blamed for causing heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and more. Most people associate trans fats and saturated... read more
Click Here to Get a FREE Month to Scott’s Membership Site Click Here to Like Scott’s Facebook Fan Page Click Here to Subscribe to Scott’s Youtube Channel AA = Anthony Alayon; SH = Scott Herman AA: What’s going on, Team Critical... read more
by Coach Chris Wilson of Team Critical Bench The weekend before my big debut with Team Critical Bench started with a 3 Day Workshop in Tallahassee Florida and about 30 hours of kettlebell exercise.A few months prior to this amazing weekend the Founder... read more
By Chris Wilson The Health and Fitness community really benefits during this special time of year. It is this particular 2 month stretch where normally healthy people end up making very unhealthy decisions. And you know what….good for them! I’m... read more
Summary of Interview with Nate Miyaki And his new book Feast Your Fat Away Below is a great interview conducted with Nate Miyaki and Coach Chris Wilson. Inside the interview, Nate goes against most of the popular literature in magazines and books to... read more
Interviewed by Critical Bench’s Ben Tatar. CRITICAL BENCH: How did you get involved in the fitness industry? I was always involved in fitness at some level. Playing competitive tennis and running in races. Also being a mother of two I knew at some... read more
Interviewed by Ben Tatar Interviee: WBFF Pro Sharon Polsky CRITICAL BENCH: How did you get involved in the fitness industry? I have been an athlete my entire life and at the age of 16 was looking for a part time job. I went to my local health club and... read more
Interview with Vic Richards By Critical Bench Reporter Ben Tatar Today Ben Tatar goes one on one with one of the biggest, smartest and most honest bodybuilders of all time, Vic Richards. In this exclusive interview, Vic Richards tells us what it really... read more
2013 Olympia Interview with Ben Tatar By Anthony Alayon Anthony Alayon: For those who do not know you that well, can you tell us who you are and how you have helped Critical Bench throughout the years? Ben Tatar: I have been with Critical Bench since... read more
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The key or should I say “keys” to a ripped 6 pack that impresses the onlookers at the beach are NOT what you think. It’s not the 100 sit ups every day that get you there nor is it the sets of 50 crunches. I’m fairly confident that by now most... read more
How Much Protein is Really Needed? by Sol Orwell of Examine.com We have to take a step back and ask ourselves – what do we mean by need? Are we talking about the amount you need so you don’t die? Or are we talking about the optimal level for... read more