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Can You Build Muscle & Strength With No Equipment? Can You Build Muscle & Strength With No Equipment?

An interview with Forest Vance… Hello Critical Bench Nation! Head Strength Coach Chris here and I’m excited to have Mr. Forest Vance (former Pro Football Player) here w/ me today to answer some questions about his Body Weight Strong 2.0 system. With... read more

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

Mind Over Madness: Train for Strength Not Stupidity Mind Over Madness: Train for Strength Not Stupidity

  Mind Over Madness: Train for Strength Not Stupidity Jason Klein, MS, PES, NS Former Fitness Instructor, United States Navy Author, Lean Body Revolution He pretty much threw up his meal from yesterday! My friend Brian was clearly one of those guys.... 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

My “Kettlebell” Rude Awakening My “Kettlebell” Rude Awakening

by Coach Chris Wilson of Team Critical Bench The weekend before my big debut with Team Critical Bench started with a 3 Day Workshop in Tallahassee Florida and about 30 hours of kettlebell exercise.A few months prior to this amazing weekend the Founder... read more

4 Weeks to Crunchless Abs 4 Weeks to Crunchless Abs

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

Interview with New England Patriots Cheerleader Brianna Munoz Interview with New England Patriots Cheerleader Brianna Munoz

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

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

Is Intensity Overrated? Is Intensity Overrated?

  Is Intensity Overrated? By Tyler Bramlett Over the last decade I’ve seen high intensity training come in and out of favor. One week we call it the devil’s incarnate and the next we decided that it will cure cancer. In this short article I want... read more

How to Shed Maximum Fat in Minimum Time for A Chiseled Chest How to Shed Maximum Fat in Minimum Time for A Chiseled Chest

  By Ben Teal, Certified Metabolic Trainer Creator of the Metabolic Mayhem System It was a strange day. It was fall, and the air was a bit chilly outside. I’d been in Ric Flair’s Gold’s Gym (now a ZX Fitness) here in Charlotte... read more

Preworkout Tip for Aching Shoulders Preworkout Tip for Aching Shoulders

I know this one tip I got from Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj, MS is going to help your shoulder feel better in just minutes. It is called vertical hanging. If it sounds self-explanatory it’s because it is. Here’s how to do it: Lift your arms... read more

Deceleration Training To Prevent ACL Tears Deceleration Training To Prevent ACL Tears

In this interview, Critical Bench author, Jedd Johnson interviews Jerry Shreck, from Variety Trainer and originator of the Deceleration Training program. 1. Jerry, tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be a Strength Coach at a Division 1... read more

How To Assess Your Squat How To Assess Your Squat

Guest Post By Rick Kaselj Creator of Muscle Imbalances Revealed There is a good chance you have been doing the squat wrong for a long time.  The squat builds leg strength and shape but also it is important in saving those knees.  You want those knees... read more

Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Assessment & Exercise Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Assessment & Exercise

A few people asked if they could get a look into Assessment & Exercise, here are 6 clips from A&E, enjoy. Before I get to the clips from Assessment & Exercise, John Izzo shares with you what he goes through in his presentation:     Component... read more

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