Mike Westerdal

Mike Westerdal
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Mike Westerdal is the owner of CriticalBench.com, and an amatuer bench presser who has competed in the AAPF, APF, and APA federations.

Mike Westerdal is the owner of Critical Bench, an online weight lifting resource. He earned his BS from Central CT State University where he played four years of D-IAA football.

After college Mike acquired his certification as a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. Westerdal is a contributing muscle writer for various iron magazines including REPS!, Powerlifting USA and Monster Muscle. In addition his articles are published throughout the Internet.

Westerdal is an amatuer bench presser who has competed in the AAPF, APF, and APA federations. Currently he trains at Tampa Barbell. He resides in sunny Clearwater FL, and is married to his beautiful wife Courtney.

Mike's Critical Bench Program - Increase Your Bench

Mike Westerdal's best selling and newly revised Critical Bench Program 2.0 will help you increase your bench press by up to 50 pounds in 10 weeks… while packing on muscle in the process. Even if you have long arms, shoulder pain, wrist pain or sub-par genetics, this program is a guaranteed way to help you build a 200, 300 or 400 + pound bench press.

This is the original so don't be fooled by imposters trying to make their claim to fame. We've been on the Web since 1999 and helped over 2500 people improve their bench press with our customized program. That's right we give you the exact weights and routine to help you up your max. Guaranteed or your money back.

Are you looking to add 50lbs the your bench? How about in 10 weeks? The Critical Bench Program was first made available to the public in 1999. Be informed that many of them have copied our methods and terminology. Don't accept anything less; the Critical Bench Program is the original. We didn't create it by reading magazines and reports. It's a direct result of our own blood, sweat and tears.

Everyone is skeptical when they're on the Internet. We want to abolish the risk by offering a money back guarantee. If you give 110% effort, and aren't satisfied we'll be happy to refund you. Take a moment to read some of our success stories in the testimonials section. To date over 2500 satisfied clients have utilized our training system.

Mike Westerdal's Content

DoggCrapp Training - DC Training Program Overview
Mike Westerdal explains the staple training techniques used in Doggcrapp training, including extreme stretching, rest-pause sets and a high protein diet.
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Training Principle - Accumulation and Intensification
Mike Westerdal explains the training approach known as controlled overtraining - or pushing yourself to the brink of overtraining.
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Strong man doing barbell bench press in the gym
Looking for a way to boost your bench press max? Mike Westerdal explains the benefits of training with heavy bench press singles.
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Man without shirt sitting in gym holding dumbbells
Mike Westerdal lays out the differences between high intensity training and volume training, and tells you which might be better for your body type.
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