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Critical Bench Author Charles Staley
World-Renowned Strength & Conditioning Coach

Charles Staley Short Bio

Charles Staley creator of Escalated Density Training EDT His colleagues call him an iconoclast, a visionary, a rule-breaker. His clients call him "The Secret Weapon" for his ability to see what other coaches miss.

Charles calls himself a "geek" who struggled in Phys Ed throughout school. Whatever you call him, Charles' methods are ahead of their time and quickly produce serious results.

His counter-intuitive approach and self-effacing demeanor have led to appearances on NBC's The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show.

Currently, Charles competes in Olympic-style weightlifting on the master's circuit, with a 3-year goal of qualifying for the 2009 Master's World Championships.


“One of the signs of a great teacher is the ability to make the subject matter seem simple. Charles Staley is one of these rare teachers. After listening and talking to him, you suddenly achieve a new awareness of training. You go to the gym and, suddenly, everything makes sense, and you wonder why you haven’t been doing it his way since day one.”

– Muscle Media 2000 magazine August, 1999


Chalres Staley EDT Training Staley Training Systems

Articles Written by Charles Staley for CriticalBench.com

Can You Get Fat By Eating Too Much Protein?
The Principles of Progress In The Gym
What Is Your Training Operating System?
Re-evaluating the Practice of Training to Failure
Every Rep Counts
The Bouncing Stiff-Legged Deadlift
Get Out Of Your Weight Training Rut!
My 10 Best Injury-Management Tips
How To Find The Perfect Form For Power Cleans
A Basic Primer on Endurance Training
7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Squat
A Guide to Speed Strength Training
Swiss Ball Reverse Hyperextensions
Creative Applications of Circuit Training: Part I
The Can't-Fail Mass-Gain Triad: Eat Big, Train Big, Sleep Big
My Strategy For "Surviving" The Holidays
The Path Of Least Resistance
A Woman's Guide To Fat Loss- The EDT Way
The Athlete's Cure For Short Pecs
Living The Exerciser Lifestyle: Four Defining Practices
Three Things I've Been Thinking About Lately While Working Out
Pain And Performance; Production And Profit
Are You An Exerciser Or An Athlete? - Part I
Interview With Charles Staley By Nick Nilsson
Smart Cardio For Strength, Mass, And Fat Loss
Liberate Yourself From Classical Weight Training
Hill Sprints Are The Fastest Way Of Getting Strong, Fast, And Lean!
Why I Don't Want To Power Clean 315 Pounds
An Overview of Charles Staley's Annual Training Summit
How Much Ya Bench?
The Hidden Power of Behavior-Based Training
Bench Pressing Your Way to Great Hamstrings
The Top 10 Things You Must Do To Have A Great Workout- EVERY Workout
The EDT Fat Loss Solution
Weight Lifting Mistakes
The Art And Science Of The Training Journal

Staley's Escalated Density Training Video DVD Charles StaleyEscalated Density Training

A Complete Video Guide To Escalating Density Training - DVD and Online Videos

Your muscles will get bigger if you force them to work harder, not longer. That's the breathtakingly simple concept behind Charles Staley's Escalating Density Training (EDT) system. In this video series, you'll get an in-depth look at how to build the most muscle and strength from EDT...you'll learn what EDT is all about, but how to make it work best for YOU.

Be sure to sign up on the EDT page to get your sample videos (pulled straight from the DVD) now!



The Ultimate Guide To Massive ArmsThe Ultimate Guide to Massive Arms - eBook

Are you tired of busting your butt in the gym and your arms still don't look like you even lift? If so, consider Coach Staley's unique EDT training method that has even hardened gym veterans amazed as they break out of their plateaus and experience new growth.

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