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Off-Season STRENGTH Training for Grid-Iron Warriors Off-Season STRENGTH Training for Grid-Iron Warriors

By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS Owner and Head Coach of Optimax Performance Training, LLC. St. Petersburg Florida The 2015-2016 NFL season is upon us and if you haven’t locked in your fantasy team yet time is almost up to get those rosters locked in. If... read more

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

Anchoring Attitudes Anchoring Attitudes

Anchoring Attitudes By Mike Gillette You’ve experienced this before, whether you realized it at the time or not. It starts when a certain song comes on the radio. Then, the next thing you know, you’re in a better mood than you were just a moment earlier. Or,... 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

Awakening Your ‘MAN-Making’ Hormones: Essential Building Blocks of Muscle & Strength Awakening Your ‘MAN-Making’ Hormones: Essential Building Blocks of Muscle & Strength

By Chris Wilson, CPT author Anabolic AfterGrowth Anabolic Hormones like Testosterone, Growth Hormone, IGF-1, Insulin and Cortisol are the keys to unlocking your body’s muscle growth.  All of these have crucial roles on how your muscles respond to... read more

Strength IS the Foundation for Muscle MASS Strength IS the Foundation for Muscle MASS

By Chris Wilson, CPT author Anabolic AfterGrowth Growing up I always wanted to be BIGGER like my older brothers.  I mean, they were monsters compared to my little 9 year old butt.  They had a 5 year head start on muscle building and puberty helped... read more

Functional Training RUINED My Size & Strength Functional Training RUINED My Size & Strength

By Chris Wilson, CPT author Anabolic AfterGrowth I was under the illusion that I was still strong. I had fallen victim to the training I was implementing for a majority of my dedicated clients.  Focusing my time and energy on balance, conditioning and... read more

Execute Your Game Plan NOW (part 2) Execute Your Game Plan NOW (part 2)

Choosing to be great is just that, a choice.  That means that we are in control of our lives which seems evident but is certainly worth some thought. You see, some choices we make in life are harder than others because the consequences of our actions... read more

Execute Your Game Plan NOW (part 1) Execute Your Game Plan NOW (part 1)

Stop hitting the RESET button each year and start living each year WITHOUT a plan B. When 01/01 arrives, many of us are optimistic. We are on point and ready. For the first time in a long time we feel motivated and focused on ourselves. We feel an extra... read more

Band Specialization: MAXIMIZE These Four Key Principles to BOOST Muscularity & Achieve STRONGER Lifts Band Specialization: MAXIMIZE These Four Key Principles to BOOST Muscularity & Achieve STRONGER Lifts

Band Specialization: MAXIMIZE These Four Key Principles to BOOST Muscularity & Achieve STRONGER Lifts By Chris Wilson The idea of “band” training has been around for years.  Back in the day, before all of the oversized rubber bands and green,... read more

30 Day 50 / 50 Counter-Split Specialization 30 Day 50 / 50 Counter-Split Specialization

By Dennis B. Weis Smash through training barriers and make “phenomenal progress” with the amazing 30 Day 50 / 50 Counter-Split Specialization. One of the most radical, but muscle producing methods of specialization we have come across is, the old-school... read more

rsz_mad_scientist Daily Specialization Training: Transform Your Weakest Muscle Groups Into Your STRONGEST Muscle Groups!

“Experience the power of extremely targeted, high-frequency training. It literally has the power to turn your weakest muscle groups into your best!” – By Nick Nilsson Everybody has them but nobody wants them. What are they? Stubborn, hard-to-develop... read more

Wheels of Fortune Leg Training by Sean Jones Wheels of Fortune Leg Training by Sean Jones

Here is an exclusive video, bio and article from Sean Jones.  Get to know him better and learn how his leg training routine can help you develop massive legs! Bio of Sean Jones I guess I’m one of those people who believe that “NORMAL”... read more

[For MEN Only] REAL Answers about Muscle, Strength & Nutrition [For MEN Only] REAL Answers about Muscle, Strength & Nutrition

What HOLDS men back from getting BIGGER & Stronger? Wow, that’s a LOADED question! Let’s start with FOUR key factors holding men back from muscular greatness. In my opinion, the first key limiting factor is Stress. Constantly putting our body... read more

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