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10 Keys to a World Record Bench Press 10 Keys to a World Record Bench Press

10 Keys to a World Record Bench Press (Iron Man Magazine special feature February 2013.) By Ben Tatar During the past 15 years, I have interviewed thousands of the best bench pressers in the world. I also have locked out 755 lbs in the bench press. How... read more

Interview with Bench Press Superstar Will Barotti Interview with Bench Press Superstar Will Barotti

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

Maryana Naumova Interview Maryana Naumova Interview

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

Critical Bench Interview – Doug “Smash” Yurovich Critical Bench Interview – Doug “Smash” Yurovich

As told to criticalbench.com by Ben Tatar. Critical Bench: Tell us about yourself. Doug “Smash” Yurovich: I am a retired Marine Colonel, 55 years young. I’ve flown F4 Phantoms and F/A-18 Hornets most of my career and I’m a graduate of... read more

Home Workout Revolution Review Home Workout Revolution Review

By Mike Westerdal Whether it’s due to the long cold winters or a generally more active lifestyle, Canada has a penchant for turning out some of North America’s most successful and widely-recognized strength and training coaches. Craig Ballantyne,... read more

Ryan Lapadat Interview Ryan Lapadat Interview

Interviewed by Ben Tatar CB: Ryan, tell Critical Bench readers a little about yourself. RL:  I am Ryan “6 Pack” Lapadat, 33 years old, from Toronto, Ontario. I have been weight lifting since I was 13, and plan on doing it until the day I... read more

Jeremy Hoornstra Interview Jeremy Hoornstra Interview

As told to Critical Bench by Ben Tatar Jeremy Hoornstra is one of the most dominant bench pressers of all time. One could say that Jeremy Hoornstra is to bench pressing as Usain Bolt is to sprinting. Back in 1977 Mike MacDonald set a World Record in the... read more

The Powerbodybuilding Method The Powerbodybuilding Method

There seems to be an accepted notion that aesthetic bodybuilding techniques can’t be integrated within the structure of an empirical powerlifting workout program. I firmly believe otherwise. It has been my observation upon viewing the iron game... read more

Wanna Big Bench? Pull Up! Wanna Big Bench? Pull Up!

As told to CriticalBench.com by Shawna Kaminski I’m Shawna Kaminski, aka ‘The Pull Up Queen’. You’re going to think I’m a little biased when I start talking pull ups, but hear me out. I can easily do 20+ pull ups and my bench isn’t too... read more

Bench Press Monster Jake Prazak – The Interview Bench Press Monster Jake Prazak – The Interview

as told to CriticalBench.com by Ben Tatar Jake Prazak has bench pressed 909 at 220lbs and 920 at 242lbs. These are both world records. Let’s meet bench press world record holder Jake Prazak! CB:      Jake, tell us about yourself. JP:     ... read more

Supersize Your Strength Review Supersize Your Strength Review

Andy Bolton is an English powerlifting and strongman legend. He was the first guy to deadlift one thousand pounds in a powerlifting competition. Andy won his first competition at the age of 21 and just kept going from there, never looking back. He is... read more

Do THIS And You’ll Get Bigger, Stronger And Faster Do THIS And You’ll Get Bigger, Stronger And Faster

Do THIS And You’ll Get Bigger, Stronger And Faster – Guaranteed. By Andy Bolton author of Supersize your Strength You may wonder what it is that I’m referring too. After-all, to guarantee that you’ll get BIGGER, STRONGER and FASTER... read more

Compound Exercise Overload (CEO) Compound Exercise Overload (CEO)

Compound Exercise Overload (CEO) – The “Boss” of Rapid Strength Gain by Nick Nilsson author of Muscle Explosion Add 30 pounds to your bench press in THREE days?  Impossible? What if I told you that with just one very-specifically performed... read more

Win a FREE Copy Of Bench Press Explosion! Win a FREE Copy Of Bench Press Explosion!

Lets keep this simple. If you’d like to win one of ten free copies I’m giving out of my new Bench Press Explosion eBook that contains 18 of the best bench press routines I have ever come across here’s your big chance! The problem as... read more

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