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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
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
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 or... 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