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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

Have You Ever Been Led by Passion? Have You Ever Been Led by Passion?

By Chris Wilson     What is your “fuel” in life? More specifically, what “thing” in your life do you think about 24/7 (besides chicks guys) and want to constantly find ways to get better at doing? I’m not talking about a casual interest... 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

[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

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 2013 Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo Interview with 2013 Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo

Interviewed by:  Ben Tatar (Iron Man Magazine featured. ) Brendon Ayanbadejo has just achieved every NFL great’s dream; he has won the Super Bowl with the 2013 Baltimore Ravens. Not only has Brendon won the Super Bowl, but he has been one of the best... 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

Interview With WBFF Pro Sharon Polsky Interview With WBFF Pro Sharon Polsky

Interviewed by Ben Tatar Interviee: WBFF Pro Sharon Polsky CRITICAL BENCH: How did you get involved in the fitness industry? I have been an athlete my entire life and at the age of 16 was looking for a part time job. I went to my local health club and... read more

2013 Olympia Interview Featuring Ben Tatar 2013 Olympia Interview Featuring Ben Tatar

2013 Olympia Interview with Ben Tatar By Anthony Alayon Anthony Alayon: For those who do not know you that well, can you tell us who you are and how you have helped Critical Bench throughout the years? Ben Tatar: I have been with Critical Bench since... read more

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