The life of Aussie fitness expert and model Sonny Brown is a lesson in the unstoppable power of a strong work ethic and ceaseless determination. Learn the latest trends in Men's Physique. Don't miss the latest Fat Loss and Muscle research. Learn how controlled overtraining can get you into peak shape in record time while making some of the best short-term gains of your life. Plus! Hardbody fitness sensation La Reina Shaw is the hottest thing on the beach. The August issue of Iron Man hits newsstands July 28.
44 MAN ON A MISSION
The life of Aussie fitness expert and model Sonny Brown is a lesson in the unstoppable power of a strong work ethic and ceaseless determination.
58 FAST GAINS
A mix of dynamic lifting, giant sets, and bodyweight exercises will send your body into controlled overtraining and a period of explosive muscle growth.
68 HIGH-INTENSITY ABS
Getting your abs to pop is a combination of developing the musculature and burning off the body fat that hides them. Do both at once with this brand of calorie-burning core training.
80 THE FUTURE OF PHYSIQUE
Men’s Physique is a young sport that is evolving at a startling pace. Our panel of experts—one trainer, one competitor, and one judge—share what they think is in store for the blockbuster division.
88 HARDBODY: LA REINA SHAW
With exotic features and proportions that defy the laws of physics, fitness sensation La Reina Shaw is the hottest thing on the beach.
16 TRAIN TO GAIN
Smooth out the kinks in your deadlift technique and check out the best wireless headphones for hardcore workouts.
22 TWIG TO BIG
Fitness expert Vince DelMonte explains why the guiding principle of your workout program is more important than getting caught up in the details.
26 IM FAT LOSS RESEARCH
A collection of cutting-edge discoveries that support you in the fight against fat.
28 IM MUSCLE RESEARCH
Science you can use when it comes to developing a full and muscular physique.
30 EAT TO GROW
Our nutrition expert explains why a late-night hit of quality protein can be one of the best things you can do to spur muscle growth.
36 IM NUTRITION RESEARCH
The latest information on how to use food and supplements to lift harder, look better, and live longer.
40 GO PRO
Fitness model Thomas DeLauer thinks that Physique athletes should abandon the traditional cycle of binging and dieting in favor of maintaining year-round form.
96 EXTREME TRAINING
What happens when you combine high-intensity interval training with the Big 3 exercises from powerlifting? You get crazy results.
100 NEWS & VIEWS
Industry raconteur Lonnie Teper and his guest make their picks for the men’s and women’s contests at the 2015 Mr. Olympia weekend.
Anti-aging specialists Dr. Brett Osborn and Jay Campbell discuss the strategy of cutting calories as you age in order to promote longevity.
112 The Final Word
Our readers have the final say.