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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

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

Interview With IFBB Pro Tobias Young Interview With IFBB Pro Tobias Young

Interview with Tobias Young Interviewed by  Ben Tatar Tobias Young is a sponsored athlete by Optimum Nutrition. He has been on different magazine covers and he has earned his IFBB Pro Status.  Tobias helps fans and friends of the fitness industry... 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

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

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

Old School Muscle Building Interview with Eddie Robinson Old School Muscle Building Interview with Eddie Robinson

Interview with Eddie Robinson By Ben Tatar Eddie Robinson has been on top of the bodybuilding world, powerlifting world and he has been published on the cover of 85 magazines! He’s a great father, mentor, trainer and coach! Lets step into the life... 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

[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

Fisheye Wrestling Wins State Championship – Interview with Coach Jeff Fernandas Fisheye Wrestling Wins State Championship – Interview with Coach Jeff Fernandas

Fisheye Wrestling Wins State Championship – Interview with Coach Jeff Fernandas As told to CriticalBench.com by Steve Konopka I’m here with Jeff Fernandas the head coach of FISHEYE WRESTLING in SIMSBURY/GRANBY CT Q: First off congratulations... read more

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

How to do More Push Ups – Instantly! How to do More Push Ups – Instantly!

How to Do More Push Ups – Instantly! by Forest Vance, author, Body Weight Strong 2.0 Today I’m going to share a little-known method you can use to do more push ups, INSTANTLY. Last year after a charity event at my training center, we went... 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

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