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August 2003

This month it?s our testosterone blockbuster. Jerry Brainum analyzes steroids and how they work, and then we take his analysis and extract 10 ways to get ?roid-like results without using. Adopt those 10 strategies, and you?ll soon be hearing, ?Say, bro, w


Features

82 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 46
Strive for searing muscular contractions, and you'll build mass. Break out the blowtorch tactics. It's time to grow.

96 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr presents a beginning strength-training program that'll give you a strong start'and a sizable finish.

112 'ROIDS 101
Our top researcher, Jerry Brainum, has the lowdown on the get-big drugs'how they work and what they do.

132 WHAT ARE YOU ON?
Steve Holman decodes Brainum's anabolic analysis for real-world steroid-mimicking strategies. You read that right: 'roidlike results, no Dianabol necessary.

152 STICKING WITH STEROIDS
Nick Evans, M.D., discusses the highs, lows and woes of injecting anabolics. A sore butt is only half the fun.

162 MEAL PLAN
Skip La Cour, '02 NPC Team Universe Overall champ, says his blazing striations start in the kitchen. Here are his top-10 tips and his meal-by-meal diet.

178 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
John Little shows you how to use Max Contraction for a delt-fiber flamb' and a magnifique physique!

186 BILL PEARL
He's our Peary and Mabel Rader Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2003'and these pics from the past show why. Talk about mass with class!

194 LEO STERN
This photographer extraordinaire was the recipient of the 2003 Art Zeller Award for Artistic Excellence.

206 HARDBODIES
Three fantabulous figures from the first IM Invitational figure event. (These figures add up to excellent assets!)

228 HEAVY DUTY
John Little covers training frequency, self-confidence and powerlifting Heavy Duty style in an intense Q&A.

250 RESEARCH TEAM
It's time to reveal your striated self. Get Tight to burn fat faster than ever and unveil your girl-getting six-pack.

260 ARNOLD'S STRONGEST MAN
Terry Todd reports on the Arnold Classic Weekend strength contest. It was one power-packed event!

Departments

30 TRAIN TO GAIN
Smart-bomb target training and how to punch up your workouts (Ow, not in the face!).

54 EAT TO GROW
How to eat for size and stri's. And don't forget some fat, or you'll go flat.

66 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen is the answer man, as he clears up mass confusion on training and eating for muscle.

72 UNCHAINED
Greg Zulak's on a rant about calves and calf nots. (Those aren't calves, they're mules'stubborn bastards!)

78 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman helps a reader decipher his double trouble, as in a double split. Is it the shiznit?

90 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum's Triacana Tales'Humpty Dumpty won't get lean with this stuff. He's got a new 'roid-book review too.

104 TRAIN WITH ZANE
Frank Zane discusses the rhythm method. (No, it has nothing to do with birth control, but pumping is involved.)

220 ANABOLIC DRIVE
The A Team. Jose Antonio, Ph.D., pities the fools who don't get enough amino acids.

238 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T., Ruth Silverman and Jerry Fredrick fill it up with hot bodies, titillating tidbits and wit for the fit.

276 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
If you fantasize about being a bad-boy sex toy, Laura Moore can make your dream come true. Plus, check out the new gizmo Body Vibrations (no, it's not a bad-boy sex toy).

288 READERS WRITE
Beefier babes, ripped replies and getting bigger below the belt (yes, there!).

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