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The Biggest Bench Press Mistake

Have You Ever Wondered Why People Are So Obsessed With The Bench Press? I used to ask myself, what’s the big deal with the bench press anyway? It didn’t matter if it was at school with my friends… at work…

5×5 Workout Routine

Sometimes, we all get in a rut or hit a plateau and are looking for a routine to shake things up and kick-start the gains. And often, when this happens, guys start looking for the newest “hot” routine they see…

Doggcrapp Training Program Overview

Doggcrapp Training – DC Training Program Overview, by Mike Westerdal If you’ve read more than two articles I’ve written then you should know that I favor unconventional training methodologies that push and challenge both body and mind. I firmly believe…

What To Eat To Gain Muscle

Years ago, it was not uncommon for bodybuilding experts to advocate an unrestricted, very high-calorie diet-in combination with an intensive weight training program-for someone wanting to gain muscle. The rationale was that if you wanted to gain muscle, you could…

An In-Depth Look at the Spartan 300 Workout

The film 300 was a box office hit, grossing over $300 million. But it wasn’t just the film that was getting all the attention-there was just about as much talk about the actors’ incredibly sculpted physiques as there was about…

Why Dumbbells Make More Sense

In the world of resistance training, one of the most common debates is whether one should use machines or dumbbells (free-weights) for their strength-training goals. Despite the slick look and new technologies of the latest fitness machines out on the…

Heavy Negatives are Positively a Good Idea

Heavy Negatives are Positively a Good Idea, by Mike Westerdal www.criticalbench.com This article will assume that you are trying to increase your strength. If you go to the gym to stay in shape, maintain your strength, or even worse, to…