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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.


Articles by Mike Westerdal

Elevate Testosterone by 20% with THIS Morning Movement Elevate Testosterone by 20% with THIS Morning Movement

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Athletes from high school to the pros have a few things in common besides speed and muscle. For one, they are focused on doing whatever it takes to maintain and improve their performance and this requires the proper... read more

Try THIS for a New Deadlift PR Try THIS for a New Deadlift PR

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN   Have you ever seen yourself do a deadlift? I don’t mean looking forward into a mirror since that doesn’t reveal much about your form.  It’s from the side that you can really see what’s going on with... read more

Why You Don’t Want Man-Boobs Why You Don’t Want Man-Boobs

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS  It is pretty obvious that no guy wants to have man boobs and I’m not talking the Arnold Schwarzenegger kind either. First off, they look awkward and as you know appearance means a lot to most people.... read more

Posture’s Impact on the Musculoskeletal and Neural Systems Posture’s Impact on the Musculoskeletal and Neural Systems

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS I’ll confess up front: I have some pretty bad posture. But I know I need to work on it and I do (I really do) make an effort in trying to stay in perfect alignment in all that I do. It’s been... read more

Having Tight Hips is BAD for Your Back, Health & Sexual Performance Having Tight Hips is BAD for Your Back, Health & Sexual Performance

  Written by: Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS and Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN We’ve all experienced it before, that pain or achiness after sitting in a fixed position for a good portion of the day. Sitting in a stiff chair on a long distance... read more

3 Ways to Instantly Get a Better Night’s Sleep 3 Ways to Instantly Get a Better Night’s Sleep

  Written by: Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN If you’re not sleeping well, your life could be eating you up and spitting you out! I say “could” because there are a few almost robot-like individuals in the world that seem to function just fine with... read more

3 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Naturally 3 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Naturally

  Written by: Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN Headaches plague millions of people every day all over the globe.  They can quickly ruin your mood, hurt your performance on the job or at the gym and headaches can steal away quality time with those you... read more

Relaxation, The Oxymoron Of Bodybuilders

For competitive bodybuilders, “relaxation” has a completely different meaning than the one usually given by a no-competitor. They think of it as an oxymoron – are you familiar with the “standing relaxed” pose part of some... read more

Who Wants To Invest In Body Building?

With our post we want to provoke a reaction – it’s clear from the way we approached the main issue: would you ever be likely to invest your money in body building? Actually, there are different ways to invest money in what most people tend... read more

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 that well, can you tell us about some of your achievements in the iron world? Ben Tatar: To quote the Biography of me in Iron Man... read more

Instantly Increase Your Bench Press! (Try This Tip Now) Instantly Increase Your Bench Press! (Try This Tip Now)

Critical Bench Gets Featured on Top Rated Youtube Channel   If you’d like to connect with Scott Herman and get over 800 workouts and custom meal plans for building muscle, check out his web site below. Join MuscularStrength.com as a PLATINUM... read more

Off-Season STRENGTH Training for Grid-Iron Warriors Off-Season STRENGTH Training for Grid-Iron Warriors

By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS Owner and Head Coach of Optimax Performance Training, LLC. St. Petersburg Florida The 2015-2016 NFL season is upon us and if you haven’t locked in your fantasy team yet time is almost up to get those rosters locked in. If... read more

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 making headlines in the World of Powerlifting. He has squatted 1,025 lbs. RAW and he is also on the hunt for a 600 plus RAW bench... read more

Anthony Catanzaro Interview Anthony Catanzaro Interview

  Interview with Natural Bodybuilding Champion and Actor, the Superman of Fitness, Anthony Catanzaro By Ben Tatar 1) Anthony you are known as having one of the greatest physiques in the fitness world. How did you do it? What makes Anthony different... read more

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