Welcome to my Critical Bench Program blog! (Click here if you’re looking for Mike Westerdal’s site.)
Why is it called the Critical Bench Program? Because increasing your bench press is critical if you want to boost your overall strength and fitness. Mike Westerdal (pictured on the left) is the perfect example of someone who focused on the bench press and saw improvements all over his body.
There are 2 main reasons why the bench press is critical:
- It’s easy to brag about. The average person has no idea how much weight a bodybuilder should be able to curl or raise, but most people know you’re in good shape if you can bench press your own weight. And everyone knows you’re a badass if you can bench press 300 pounds or more. Think of it this way: No one ever asks, “How much can you curl?” But lots of people ask, “How much can you bench?” Having a high bench press is like a badge of honor.
- It releases anabolic hormones. The bench press is so intense that it forces your muscles to grow back faster and it releases lots of testosterone and human growth hormone into your body. That means you will get leaner faster and see more improvement in other muscle groups, as well. In fact, if you do it right, the bench press will improve your triceps, shoulders, back, and legs in addition to your chest.
For now, I’d like to offer a free copy of the report, “7 Fastest Ways to Increase Your Bench Press” by Mike Westerdal. (Right click to select and download.)
If you would like to learn more, visit the official Critical Bench site today to find out how to increase your bench press by up to 50 pounds in just 10 weeks!