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By: Tyler Mounce

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How To Manage Your Training Load
September 27, 2019

When it comes to training, there are three major components to consider: volume, frequency, and intensity (definitions to follow). And to…

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How To Split Squat
May 10, 2019

One of the most effective single-leg exercises for the lower body is the split squat. The split squat is similar to…

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How to Deadlift
May 10, 2019

The deadlift is one of the most beneficial exercises for the lower body, but it’s actually a full body exercise when…

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Debunking Testosterone Replacement Therapy
March 15, 2019

If you want to shed fat and gain muscle, having your hormones optimized is an important, but non-crucial tactic.  But as a mono-treatment, it’s not very effective.  Or at least that’s what we see at Stark.  The most powerful tools to achieve your health and fitness goals remain the complex, drawn-out solutions:  exercise, nutrition and lifestyle.  And in my opinion, Testosterone Replacement is too big of a commitment for the hope of an aesthetic change, alone.  Here are a couple of before and after pics. 

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THE 11 TACTICS I USE TO NATURALLY BALANCE AND INCREASE MY TESTOSTERONE LEVELS
March 1, 2019

Most want a direct approach to abs: workout harder; eat less. But the industry’s dirty little secret (let’s keep it between you and I) is that it doesn’t work. Or, rather, it doesn’t work for very long. By that I mean you can apply those to changes to your life, and for a brief time, you’ll look your best. You may not feel your best, but hey. . . . how important is that?

Frankly, it’s the most important. Because how you feel is a more accurate reflection of your current state of health; and, it’s also an early indicator to your future state of fitness.

That’s why your hormones are so critical. Your chronological age is just a number; your hormonal age is a much more critical look at whether or not you’re aging like a fine wine or that smelly science experiment in the back of your fridge. The former is what this article is all about.

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The 15 Steps I Take to Optimize My Gut Health for Better Abs
November 12, 2018

There’s an intimate connection between gut health, looking better naked and performing at your best.  If your gut health is poor, you’re more likely to be overweight.  If it’s exceptional, you’re more likely to be fit.  So, find a way in which to achieve exceptional gut health!  Your skin will look healthier, you’ll be able to think more clearly, and you will be able to lose fat and add muscle to your desire.  Essentially, the quality of your digestion will impact the efficiency by which you absorb those expensive organic, grass-fed, free-range nutrients you’re buying at Whole Foods.

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Stress is Growth
November 11, 2018

Disclaimer: Chronic stress is a genuine concern in our current environment. Continuous “fight-or-flight” responses and prolonged cortisol exposure plague countless individuals,…

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Thankful Way of Life
November 21, 2018

I’ve always said, Thanksgiving is a way of life, not just a Holiday. To understand this better, let’s look at the…

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It's Alive!
October 14, 2018

“I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from…

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Nosferatu and You
October 7, 2018

Every year, someone or something takes pop culture by storm and inevitably becomes the must-wear Halloween costume of the season. Last…

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