One of modern-day bodybuilding’s top superstars, Steve Kuclo has been an athlete his entire life, excelling in several sports including baseball, hockey and football. Eighteen years young when he first hit the competition stage, Steve trounced the opposition to win 1st place in the Teen division and 3rd in the Men’s Open class at the 2004 NPC Capital City Classic. He would go on to win the Teen Nationals Heavyweight division two years in a row (2004-2005).
In 2011, Steve earned IFBB Pro bodybuilding status. Not only did he win his division, but he outshined them all by securing top honors as the Overall Men’s Bodybuilding Champion at the NPC USA Championships. Steve’s First win as a pro bodybuilder was in front of his hometown crowd of Dallas at the 2013 Dallas Europa. This massive win earned him an Olympia qualification, an event he has now contested five times. In 2014, Steve’s career made a huge jump when won the title of Arnold Classic Champion Brazil after which he placed top 10 amongst the world’s best bodybuilders at the Mr. Olympia. Steve now has his sights set on becoming one of few men to win this prestigious title.
Now, like Steve, you too can set yourself up for major success and enjoy some spectacular gains
with his featured ‘Steve Kuclo Stack’. A long-time user of ALLMAX products, Steve credits the following supplement stack for giving him the edge in the gym and on the stage. Says bodybuilding’s Kingsnake: “I love the ALLMAX brand and the stack I put together for you is my go-to during the muscle-building phase of my training. ALLMAX products work and taste great. That’s why I recommend ALLMAX to my Bodybuilding Family.”
In avoiding an excessive intake of stimulants, Steve had opted for the no less effective pre-workout IMPACT PUMP rather than the stimulant heavy IMPACT IGNITER. With PUMP, he gets all of the powerful nootropic benefits of IGNITER along with specific pump-friendly compounds to enhance blood flow to his working muscles.
As well, IMPACT PUMP increases Steve’s haemoglobin levels by up to 10% as a result of an increase in red blood cell production. This means his anaerobic output and post-workout glutathione (a powerful antioxidant) status is that much greater when taking this state-of-the-art product. All of this adds up to more training intensity and improved recovery when dialling down for contest.
Having spent decades in the training trenches, Steve’s propensity to build massive amounts of muscle has lessened the longer he’s trained. Therefore, he takes every advantage he can to keep protein synthesis high and muscle gains on the increase.
A big part of Steve’s recovery plan includes regular servings of the highly anabolic AMINOCORE. With its powerful impact on muscle protein synthesis and intra-workout anabolism and strength, this highly-bioavailable BCAA product – with a whopping 8.18g per of muscle-specific aminos Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine per serving – ensures he is training to full effect and keeping his muscles in a constant state of regeneration.
To further power-up his workouts, Steve chooses the great-tasting, sustained energy source CARBION+. Packed full of highly-soluble designer carbohydrates, including the rapidly absorbed and ultra-effective Cyclo-D, CARBION+ is scientifically-formulated to improve stamina and reduce perception of fatigue by up to 50-percent. This gives Steve more staying power during his high-volume sessions.
Electrolyte depletion is something Steve wishes to avoid as the low energy levels and dehydration (both of which can lead to muscle cramps, exhaustion, and possible injury) resulting from a suboptimal electrolyte balance can derail his best efforts in the gym.
Providing a rapidly-absorbable and highly-bioavailable electrolyte complex – featuring high-grade versions of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium to keep the muscles functioning at a high level and recovery on point once training is done – CARBION+ remains Steve’s go-to for high-level performance.
No self-respecting bodybuilder, especially one of Steve’s standing and calibre, would ever think to forgo the all-important protein replenishment. Steve makes sure he gets an ample supply of this high-grade muscle builder courtesy of regular servings of ISOFLEX, today’s purest, most bioavailable whey isolate product.
Containing 27g of laboratory-tested whey protein per serving, and loaded with non-denatured whey protein fractions, Steve uses ISOFLEX specifically to keep his muscles anabolic and immunity high when he’s working out and post-training.
A long-time user of the famed VITASTACK supplement packs, Steve now incorporates this product in powder form for convenience and palatability (its great taste has caused many to make the switch).
No less effective than when taken in its nine-pill format, VITASTACK powder features the same 70+ powerful ingredients – including the 13 known vitamins: four fat-soluble – A, D, E and K – and nine water-soluble – the 8 B-vitamins and C – and works in the same synergistic fashion to bolster health, wellbeing, and muscle recovery.
In fact, Steve credits VITASTACK for helping to optimize every system of his body – from digestion to cardiovascular to mental functioning to immunity and many more.
Very few, if any, products have the same beneficial impact on muscle recovery and immunity as Glutamine. Steve is well aware of this fact and uses the highly-bioavailable ALLMAX version to boost his training prowess.
Supplemental Glutamine is especially important for lifters like Steve who subject their bodies to high-levels of stress on a daily basis, a fact attributable to the high rate at which this muscle amino is called upon to provide energy for cellular biosynthesis (as such, hard training bodybuilders tend to burn through it real quick).
Whenever the body enters a catabolic stress state, muscle Glutamine drops drastically and must therefore be replenished. Steve tops up on ALLMAX Glutamine on a daily basis to ensure his body is in a state of recovery at all times.
A vastly overlooked nutritional component, topping up with digestive enzymes at each main meal nevertheless is one of the most important factors in advancing the absorption of nutrients and subsequent muscle growth. Leaving nothing to chance in his quest for even greater gains, Steve uses ALLMAX Digestive Enzymes with each of his daily meals to prevent indigestion and improve nutrient absorption.
It’s well known that the body can only absorb and process a limited amount of food at any given sitting. However, by using digestive enzymes we may increase the amount of food that’s ultimately utilized to build muscle (especially protein) and provide the energy needed to train all-out. ALLMAX’s full-spectrum Digestive Enzyme blend provides 11 key enzymes to ensure protein, fat and carbohydrate absorption is fully maximized.
Another underappreciated supplement, the patented ALLMAX ZMX (a powerful blend of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6) remains one of the very best ways to boost testosterone levels, to keep the body highly-anabolic and in a ready growth state. Also used by advanced athletes to improve sleep quality and recovery between workouts, ZMX can make a massive difference when it comes to increasing muscle growth and training output.
Steve exclusively uses ALLMAX ZMX to optimize his recovery while keeping his T levels high. One of the main reasons why he uses this version – rather than any old combination of its three key nutrients – can be summarized in one word: quality. Indeed, the Zinc (advanced gluconate), Magnesium (advanced chelate), and B6 (highly bioavailable) are super-enhanced to provide the best return on investment.