The rebirth of Animal Stak | Back and Better than EVER!

NEW: Animal Stak, More Potent Formula Launched

Got some great news for today. The original, prohormone-free Animal Stak was launched over nine years ago, and though the formula was cutting-edge at the time, non-hormonal, anabolic supplements utilizing natural hormone boosters were still in their infancy. Almost ten years later, many new compounds have come onto the scene, pushing the envelope and raising the bar as we’ve always strived to do at Animal…

Enter the all-new & improved Animal Stak. Building on the legacy built by the original and popular Animal Stak formula, this new and improved version has taken the most potent components of its predecessor, combined it with newer nutrients and cranked it up to the next level. Animal Stak has long been built on being a complete anabolic hormone stack. It’s not just a testosterone booster. It’s also a GH booster and an anti-aromatase. Stak also contains specialized hormone amplifiers and restorative nutrients to optimize ones internal anabolic environment. It is extreme and all-encompassing, just like every pack in the Animal line.

Get the All New Animal Stak HERE.

DMAA Out – Dendrobium In: What is Dendrobium?

With all of the big controversy over DMAA (1,3 dimethylamylamine or geranium oil) everyone is wonder what is the next big thing? In many cases, most would agree that DMAA hit home on most products shortly after the Ephedrine band was set in place when it had been placed in the most well known pre-workout formula on the market, USPlabs Jack3d.

Driven Sports had made a name for itself as the infamious Jack3d became a target of the FDA. So what was so great about Driven Sports “CRAZE” that wasn’t DMAA? The answer is simple, Dendrobium.

What is Dendrobium?

Dendrobium (Pronounced: den-DROH-bee-um) is a member of the orchid plant family and is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where it has the name Shihu. The plant is native to southern Asia, and Dendrobium nobile is by far the most widely used species because of its well-known medicinal properties. Dendrobium has been used in China for over 1000 years as a tonic and strengthening medicine. It contains a variety of chemical alkaloids that are thought to be responsible for its beneficial effects.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Dendrobium is used to promote the health of the stomach, kidneys and lungs. In addition to its use as a medicine, it is also used as a powerful strengthening tonic!

Breaking Through the Sticking Points

Everyone has hit a sticking point or plateau at some point. This could be related to your goals of fat loss, weight gain, or strength of a certain lift. What separates those who succeed and those who fail is pushing through and breaking down the wall that is between you and the finish line. You can attempt to break through with a plan or simply keep doing what your doing, banging your head against the wall, and eventually get a crack it even though it will be painful.

Draft a Plan

When you train, you should be following a program. Whether it be for powerlifting, bodybuilding, crossfit, a running or obstacle event or overall health. This is the benefit of having the luxury of a personal trainer or coach, well a good one at least. A good trainer will discuss your goals and formulate a road map of how they plan to get you there. It is your job to navigate it when they are not present as your co-pilot. If you cannot afford a personal trainer currently, but feel you are motivated enough to make changes and have a solid background knowledge of fitness, you can pay someone a smaller fee to create a plan specific to your needs and goals. I do this for many clients and basically train them via email and text. The program is periodized to progress through the weeks and they just need to follow it each week until it is time to update it. This is the next best option to having the personal touch as it is specifically tailored to what you want to achieve. Next, you can search for a program online that has already been created for a large population. Many famous trainers and coaches have released 8 and 12 week programs. Although they are not specific to you, you will see results if the plan is based on progression.

Sample microcycle mesocycle bodybuilding and powerlifting plan

This same concept can be applied to your diet. Your best option is having someone that is educated and knowledgable in this area to sit down and determine a plan specific to you. This should include a calorie goal and well as targeted macronutrient numbers (Carbohydrate, Fat, Protein). I find plans that don’t address these areas do not work as well in the long run. For example if you begin a diet and your body is accustomed to consuming 3000 calories/day and you immediately drop it to 2000 you will see rapid weight loss. BUT you will hit a sticking point or wall much sooner and have to reduce calories even more as opposed to starting with just a 250-300 calorie deficit per day. There are diet plans out there already in cookie cutter format, but this area is even more important to have specific to YOU since each individual is so different.

If you are not tracking your macronutrients you are at an extreme disadvantage. This is just as important when gaining weight. When in the process of gaining weight you obviously want to gain more muscle than fat, who cares what that number on the scale says? Start where you are at and add a specific amount, 250 calories/day for example. Wait two weeks and see if you are getting the results you want. If you are seeing no gains, add 250 more. If you are seeing gains, hold off on adding more until you hit stalemate again and repeat the process.

I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Ben Franklin. Apply this to your training and know what you are going to do not just before you goto the gym each day, but what you are going to do for the next 4, 8 or 12 weeks. Apply this to your diet by knowing how much you are going to be eating for the coming weeks. Apply this to what you are going to eat by preparing lunches and dinners for a majority of the coming days so you will not be thrown for a loop and be forced to eat out.

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Stay Fit,

Luke Koval Fitness