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10 “Little Known” Ingredients That Fight Muscle Pain & Soreness 10 “Little Known” Ingredients That Fight Muscle Pain & Soreness

Written by: Mike Westerdal Muscular pain (myalgia) and stiffness are a part of life, particularly among those who play sports, lift weights, participate in strength training of any kind, have physically demanding jobs or lead active lifestyles. Muscular... read more

Can Eating so-called “Healthy Foods” Actually Hurt Me? Can Eating so-called “Healthy Foods” Actually Hurt Me?

    by Chris Wilson Fat-free and Natural foods are healthy for you, right? Doesn’t it make sense to eat foods with little or no fat to keep from gaining unwanted blubber around your middle? And if it says “natural” on the label it must... read more

The Reason Most People FAIL at Eating Right The Reason Most People FAIL at Eating Right

By Chris Wilson Here we are only days into a brand new year offering hope and change.  Unfortunately, for most people who recently sold themselves on doing a “180” in their life, come February, it’s back to reality. Why are Americans so willing... read more

Get Enough Sleep Or Else… Get Enough Sleep Or Else…

  by Sol Orwell of Examine.com Getting enough sleep is absolutely vital to maintaining a high quality of life. Unfortunately, it takes time and commitment. If you don’t respect sleep, not only will you find yourself struggling in your daily life,... read more

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

The Big Cholesterol Myth Finally Exposed The Big Cholesterol Myth Finally Exposed

Written by: Mike Westerdal You rarely hear or read anything good about cholesterol. For more than two decades now it has been blamed for causing heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and more. Most people associate trans fats and saturated... read more

Scott Herman Interview Scott Herman Interview

  Click Here to Get a FREE Month to Scott’s Membership Site Click Here to Like Scott’s Facebook Fan Page Click Here to Subscribe to Scott’s Youtube Channel AA = Anthony Alayon; SH = Scott Herman AA: What’s going on, Team Critical... read more

Muscle Saving, Waist REDUCING Holiday Tips Muscle Saving, Waist REDUCING Holiday Tips

By Chris Wilson   The Health and Fitness community really benefits during this special time of year.  It is this particular 2 month stretch where normally healthy people end up making very unhealthy decisions.  And you know what….good for them! I’m... read more

Feast Your Fat Away Interview With Nate Miyaki Feast Your Fat Away Interview With Nate Miyaki

Summary of Interview with Nate Miyaki And his new book Feast Your Fat Away Below is a great interview conducted with Nate Miyaki and Coach Chris Wilson.  Inside the interview, Nate goes against most of the popular literature in magazines and books to... read more

How Much Protein is Really Needed? How Much Protein is Really Needed?

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

Big Man Teiko Reindorf Interview Big Man Teiko Reindorf Interview

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 Interview Meghan Schwartz ABFF Women’s Bikini Pro Interview

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

Stop Eating These 10 Foods For Fast Joint Relief Stop Eating These 10 Foods For Fast Joint Relief

By Mike Westerdal, CPT Inflammation is swelling that occurs as the body’s self-protection mechanism tries to remove harmful stimuli such as damaged cells or irritants. The body’s approximately 230 joints are particularly susceptible toinflammation. And... read more

Steve Davis – A New Breed of Old School Muscle Steve Davis – A New Breed of Old School Muscle

When discussing the most influential bodybuilders of the ‘golden age’ of bodybuilding, the name Steve Davis is inevitably brought into the conversation. Steve is arguably one of the most muscular and symmetrical bodybuilders of any generation. Throughout... read more

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