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Growing DANGERS of Pain Killers Growing DANGERS of Pain Killers

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

Victor Richards Interview Victor Richards Interview

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

Suspension Revolution Review Suspension Revolution Review

    Dan Long, CPT, CKMT, is a renowned fitness professional who is well-known as a Fat Loss Motivational Advisor, Life Coach and Mentor, and Founder of Kill Mode® Training Company. Working out of his facility in Tampa, Dan is a highly sought... read more

Muscle Gain Is 80% Behavior Muscle Gain Is 80% Behavior

by Mike Westerdal You can do anything that anyone else has done. You can have anything that anyone else has. You can be anything that some else already is. Why? Because they have already done it and therefore you know it can be done. The only question... read more

2012 Arnold Sports Festival Trip 2012 Arnold Sports Festival Trip

Ben Tatar represented Critical Bench.com at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival.   Below I ask him a few questions about the trip and share some of his pics. CB:   What was different or better about this year’s Arnold? BT:     The night life was... read more

Interviewing the Interviewer – Meet All-Star Ben Tatar Interviewing the Interviewer – Meet All-Star Ben Tatar

Interview with strength athlete and interview All-Star Ben Tatar By Dean Bennett for CriticalBench.com Critical Bench goes one on one with strength athlete and one of the best iron game interviewers of the past decade, Ben Tatar. CB: Ben, it’s... read more

You Are the Only Fitness Guru You Need You Are the Only Fitness Guru You Need

It seems to be human nature to look outside ourselves for the answers we need. This is especially true when we want to make changes in our lives. To ourselves, we say we need the guru because we are confused and he or she can help us to understand what... read more

Tough Mudder – Tampa 2011 Tough Mudder – Tampa 2011

Tough Mudder – Tampa 2011 They called it the Tampa, FL Tough Mudder but it was actually in Dade City which is about an hour away.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Tough Mudder their web site calls it “Probably the Toughest... read more

Training Techniques To Combat Stubborn Fat Training Techniques To Combat Stubborn Fat

Summary by Mike Westerdal Unfortunately, shedding unwanted fat is a lot more complicated than just cutting back on calories and adding in a few extra cardio sessions each week. The problem is that our genetic programming gets in the way, making getting... read more

Pullovers – A Forgotten Exercise For Chest Mass Pullovers – A Forgotten Exercise For Chest Mass

guest post by Lee Hayward Competitive Bodybuilder and Powerlifter The pullover is an exercise you seldom see done in the gym anymore. Yet back in the “Pumping Iron” days of bodybuilding it was a staple in almost everyone’s routine. In... read more

Flavia and Vince Del Monte Wedding Trip Flavia and Vince Del Monte Wedding Trip

My wife and I just returned from Niagra Falls, Canada where our friends Flavia Dragos and Vince Del Monte just got married. Congratulations to the happy couple. They both come from great families. It was a time to celebrate and rejoice and to thank... read more

Are You Suffering From Andropause? Are You Suffering From Andropause?

Andropause We’ve all heard of menopause, right? It’s when a woman goes through the “change of life,” meaning that she’s leaving her reproductive years behind. It’s a transition period where her body produces less hormones,... read more

Warrior Training & Lean Hybrid Muscle Building Warrior Training & Lean Hybrid Muscle Building

Like many of you I played sports in high school. I walked on the football team in college and played four years of football. Keeping my body lean and strong during that period of my life wasn’t a problem. After all we had practice, mandatory weight... read more