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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
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
Interview with Olympia Ultimate Athlete Superstar Michael Waters Interview by CB Reporter Ben Tatar 1) CRITICAL BENCH: Michael, tell Critical Bench readers about yourself.. My story is pretty simple. I fell in love with football at an early age and played... read more
Interview with New England Patriots Cheerleader Brianna Munoz. Interviewed by CB Reporter Ben Tatar. Brianna Munoz has fulfilled her dream as a New England Patriots Cheerleader. She also got to go to the Super Bowl with the 2012 New England Patriot... read more
Coach Chris Wilson of Team Critical Bench interviews John Rowley. John is a fitness celebrity that is partners with Steve & Becky Holman on the Old School New Body Program. You can listen to the mp3 below. Feel free to save it to your computer... read more
One of the wishes of many people as summer comes is to be able to gain some more muscles mass and lose fat and… if that would be possible in a very fast time and simple way such as playing at www.888casino.com/roulette all day it would be really great! It’s... read more
As told to CriticalBench.com by Ben Tatar CRITICAL BENCH: Today CB is here with American Deadlift Record Holder, Dave Sheperd. Dave, can you tell Critical Bench readers about yourself? I was introduced to this while on vacation 6 years ago in FL when... read more
as told to CriticalBench.com by Ben Tatar CB: Will, welcome to Critical Bench. Tell Critical Bench readers about yourself. I am a very happy and easy going person. My number one priority in this life will always be my loving family. Family is what... read more
Workout is one of the essential aspects of our lifestyle. It seems man is lost somewhere amidst the stressful routine, unhealthy food, polluted environment and fast pace of life. Wise people who know how to balance life with their schedule would definitely... read more
Hey, I’m Shawna K, author of ChallengeFatLoss.com. I get asked all the time if I compete or if I just finished a contest of some sort. I tell them, ‘Yes, I compete, I just finished my last contest in 1990’. It’s fun to see their jaws drop. I don’t... read more
If you love bench pressing but feel that you need a break from constant heavy lifting you’ll love the video below. You may or may not know that I was previously diagnosed with a slight rotator cuff tear. It feels better now, but before I get back into... read more
Maryana Naumova Interview Interviewed By Ben Tatar Maryana Naumova has done something that no other girl has done. At the age of 13, Maryana has bench pressed 240lbs while weighing in at only 130lbs. There has never been a a girl younger than 15 years... read more
25th Arnold Anniversary Interview with Ben Tatar By Mike Westerdal CB: How did this Arnold compare to others? BT: Wow, they are all so different. Every year the people change, so Arnold events are never alike. Every year the Arnold creates new surprises... read more
Interview with Big Man Teiko Reindorf As told to CriticalBench.com by Ben Tatar CRITICAL BENCH: Teiko, tell us about yourself. My name is Teiko Reindorf aka TKO , aka the Enforcer, aka the Chocolate Thunder. I am a personal trainer/ ex- bouncer based... read more
Meghan Schwartz ABFF Women’s Bikini Pro Interviewed by Ben Tatar. CRITICAL BENCH: Meghan, tell us about yourself. I’m 24, live in Florida, have a dog, and a boyfriend who is unbelievably supportive of my bikini career. My background is in... read more