Tag Archives: strength training

Tyson Jacobsen Earns His Man Up Hat!

Hard work earned Tyson the coveted and elusive Man Up! hat in just 2 months!


Chris Gautreau at STARK

After 8 months of training hard, starting at 17.2% body fat, Chris is now at 9.3%!


Look at Pam Kee…

Look at Pam Keefe’s progress in just a couple of months!

 


Gary Matthews, Jr. Mans Up!

Check out MLB player Gary Matthews, Jr. getting after it this off-season in the gym!


Jeff Jones Crushes Super Accumulation!

I’ve gotta tell you….Jeff Jones is one of the toughest clients we’ve had pass through our facility in a long time. He trains hard, has a perfect diet and is always early for his workouts!

The final challenge for him was a Super Accumulation workout created for elite athletes, bringing them to their knees (in their 20’s). This guy was still standing on the last day!


Tana Amen Mans Up!

Check out our client, Tana Amen, under 10% and getting after it in the gym, earning her ManUp! hat.


Dr. Daniel Amen, under 10!

This is an exciting one! Dr. Daniel Amen, New York Times best-selling author, surpassed the 10% body fat threshold. He’s worked hard at it for months. . . . look at those guns!


Conrad Metz Mans Up!

Conrad started with us about six months ago in the mid-teens in body fat. He rapidly crossed the 10% mark and is currently in the low 8’s! Conrad does a tremendous job in maintaining a healthy diet and works out consistently. Way to go Conrad!


Jen Panaia Man’s Up!

Jen Panaia, a client of about six months, began with steely determination to reach her health and fitness goals. As measured by her starting body fat of 17%, that determination paid off. Currently, well below 10%, as she states, she’s looking and feeling better then she has in years! Congratulations Jen.

Our clients receive a ManUp! hat when they get below the 10% threshold. . . .


Anthony Valentino – compression fracture to golf in 2 months!

I’m sure the day started like any other day on the slopes in Southern California, but much to his dismay ended badly. Anthony, an athlete his entire life, botched a jump while snowboarding and landed like this. . . .

A back injury can be a pretty scary thing with, in some cases, a recovery which never ends. . . .

As he was hauled away by the people in red jackets, I’m sure he was wondering when he’d be able to get back on his surf board!
The end result was a serious injury, threatening to put a cramp in his style: a compression fracture to his L1. As he puts it, after eight weeks of initial recovery, he decided change the traditional course he’s taken over and over again after sustaining sports-related injuries. He entered the STARK spinal care program.

Two months later, he was back swinging a golf club!

Prior to a vacation in Belize, he went to his M.D. for malaria meds, and informed him of his injury. He was shocked at Anthony’s mobility. The conversation went something like this:

Doc: “. . . . but you seem to be moving around just fine. Well, if you want we can do surgery or shots if you need it.”

Anthony: So I showed him the xray, he immediately looked at me with a look of dismay.

Doc: “I have a patient that has the exact same break, same age and build as you, it’s been 6-months, and I still can’t get his pain level under control… what are you doing differently?”

Anthony: “Well for starters, I didn’t come to see you first. I went to an orthopedic specialist, got an MRI just to double check what was going on. I then rested for 3 weeks, saw a chiropractor twice a week, and as soon as I could move enough I went to get training.”

Doc: “Oh, so you went to get Physical Therapy. . . . that makes sense.”

Anthony: “No, actual training, like with weights.”

In Anthony’s words, he believes his doctor is re-thinking his approach to medicine! Way to Man Up Anthony! See the pics below of his recovery, in action.