84 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 42
Negative reps for positive growth. Warning: Soreness is inevitable but a good thing in the game of shock tactics.
104 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr helps you train for a power surge. (Hey, did the lights dim, or did your huge torso block out the sun?)
Are they power drugs or potent poisons? If you’ve taken, or you’re thinking about taking, steroids, Dr. Nick Evans’ article is must reading.
134 SNOOZE, DON’T LOSE
Rehan Jalali unravels the mysteries of sleep and explains how to manipulate it to wake up gains.
162 BIG 3 MEGA-MASS METHODS
Steve Holman provides explosive ammo for your get-big arsenal—extreme measures for extreme measurements, as in monster muscle.
186 MASS FREQUENCY TRAINING
C.S. Sloan outlines a killer program to get you growing fast. Fire up the fast-twitch furnace.
206 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
Month 3 of John Little’s basic-training plan, with insights on visualization.
216 HEAVY DUTY
John Little and Mike Mentzer unload on the machines-vs.-free-weights controversy.
242 MAKING SOME NOISE
New pro Idrise Ward-El is ready to rumble and rattle some top dogs’ cages.
252 GREAT GAINS, PART 2
Skip La Cour reveals the key strategies that made him better than ever in ’02.
276 RESEARCH TEAM
Timea Majorova’s got the fitness goods, and she ain’t afraid to show you.
306 TOOL TIME
Resident sexpert Laura Moore explores the wacky world of penis enlargement, or getting your favorite bodypart bigger and better. (Because it’s never big enough.)
36 TRAIN TO GAIN
Bite-size gains, master muscle maturity and Heavy D meets Notorious POF.
58 EAT TO GROW
Big news from fat city. Plus, the carb-block crock.
78 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman discusses metabolic morphing for the hardgainer and reveals his very own before photo. (Damn, bro, cover up the bones!)
94 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Jose Antonio, Ph.D., analyzes plasma protein. It’s not just for vampires anymore.
96 TRAIN WITH ZANE
A new column by three-time Mr. Olympia Frank Zane.
100 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum’s findings on anti-aging anabolics.
Greg Zulak exposes protein propaganda.
148 ADVANCED STRENGTH AND POWER
Tom Incledon, Ph.D., tells you how to get a grip.
158 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen on walking, weight loss and catabolic counterpunches.
228 MUSCLE RESEARCH REPORT
Q&As on stretch marks, whey and sodium.
230 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. scoops it out, while Ruth Silverman dishes it up—as in gorgeous gals. And Jerry Fredrick’s kickin’, clickin’ Hot Shots are here too.
324 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Laura Moore tells you how to get women addicted to you and your wily ways.
336 READERS WRITE
Kat purrs over pics, and a powerlifter turned bodybuilder builds huge arms with home-grown workouts.