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Powerlifting Monster JP Carroll Interview Powerlifting Monster JP Carroll Interview

Interview with Powerlifting Monster JP Carroll Interviewed by Critical Bench Reporter Ben Tatar JP CARROLL is instantly making headlines in the World of Powerlifting. He has squatted 1,025 lbs. RAW and he is also on the hunt for a 600 plus RAW bench... read more

Dan Schwab Benches 405 Pounds Using Critical Bench 2.0 Dan Schwab Benches 405 Pounds Using Critical Bench 2.0

Testimonial From Dan Schwab   I just completed the Critical Bench Program 2.0. In the 11 week program, I put 40 pounds on my bench press to reach my goal of over 400 pounds. At 5 feet 7 inches and 198 pounds, I was able to get a 405 pound bench press.... read more

50th Mr. Olympia Anniversary Interview: Behind the Scenes w/ Ben Tatar 50th Mr. Olympia Anniversary Interview: Behind the Scenes w/ Ben Tatar

50th Mr. Olympia Anniversary Interview: Behind the Scenes w/ Ben Tatar Interview By Chris Wilson Coach Chris: Hi Ben “Tatar-Monster” and thanks again for your amazing pictures and unequaled enthusiasm for the Mr. Olympia.  This year was the... read more

Interview with Powerlifting Champion Meghan Pellatt Interview with Powerlifting Champion Meghan Pellatt

  Interview with powerlifting Team USA member Meghan Pellatt By CB reporter Ben Tatar. Critical Bench: Today Critical Bench is here with Meghan Pellatt who has succeeded in powerlifting. She will be a member of Team USA in June as she competes in... read more

Interview With Powerlifting Champion Clay Brandenburg Interview With Powerlifting Champion Clay Brandenburg

By Ben Tatar Big Clay is one of the biggest iron monsters whom the powerlifting world has ever seen. He was one of the first men in the planet to bench press 800lbs. Big Clay would later go on to bench press 932lbs. Let’s learn about this living... read more

Tiny Meeker Interview – 1st Man to Bench Press Over 1,100 LBS Tiny Meeker Interview – 1st Man to Bench Press Over 1,100 LBS

  Interview with World Record Holder Tiny Meeker (First man to bench press over 1,100lbs.) Interviewed by CB reporter Ben Tatar Tiny Meeker is the first and only man to bench press 1,100lbs. Tiny benched an astounding 11,02lbs and he gave 1,135lbs... read more

Interview with American Deadlift Record Holder, Dave Sheperd Interview with American Deadlift Record Holder, Dave Sheperd

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

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

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

7 Steps to a Bullet-Proof Mindset for Strength Training 7 Steps to a Bullet-Proof Mindset for Strength Training

Guest post by Andy Bolton of Deadlift Dynamite 1. Realize that strength training is a violent pursuit You may have never thought about strength training as something violent, but it is.  Think about it: when you squat, you put a weight on your back that... 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

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