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August 2009 Issue Preview

This month is our annual Arnold birthday issue, and we’ve got some legendary pics in store—see the Oak as you’ve never seen him before in full-page glory. Also, national-level flexer Alex Azarian outlines his strategy for building delts into round mounds of beef—with photos of him in shredded precontest condition that will blow your mind! Bench press king Joe Mazza tells how he blasts up to 675 pounds weighing 165—that’s right, gang, more than four times his bodyweight! Plus, we have further confessions from bodybuilding addict Skip La Cour, with words of wisdom on balancing your life!


This month is our annual Arnold birthday issue, and we’ve got some legendary pics in store—see the Oak as you’ve never seen him before in full-page glory. Also, national-level flexer Alex Azarian outlines his strategy for building delts into round mounds of beef—with photos of him in shredded precontest condition that will blow your mind! Bench press king Joe Mazza tells how he blasts up to 675 pounds weighing 165—that’s right, gang, more than four times his bodyweight! Plus, we have further confessions from bodybuilding addict Skip La Cour, with words of wisdom on balancing your life. Find the August issue on newsstands now!

FEATURES

70 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 118
10x10’s greatest hits—best bodypart workouts.

100 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 49
Ron Harris lays out the mass-building cure for the summertime blues.

108 ARNOLD
Rare, classic pics of the king of bodybuilding—perfect for framing and motivation for training.

142 AZARIAN SHOULDER ASSAULT
How Alex Azarian activates his delt-size detonator. Cory Crow interviews the national-level flexer.

156 GIFT OF THE GRAPE, PART 2
Jerry Brainum concludes his look at resveratrol, an amazing anti-aging antioxidant.

174 CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING BODYBUILDER
Drug-free champion Skip La Cour continues his tale of obsession, self-absorption and antisocial behavior.

184 HEAVY DUTY
John Little reveals Mike Mentzer’s findings on ab training and motivation.

192 POWER SURGE
Sean Katterle lays out the program of one of the best benchers in the world, Joe Mazza. Would you believe 675 at 165 pounds? Unreal!

216 VINCE GIRONDA’S RAW BEGINNER’S WORKOUT
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Callum Mahoney outlines the legendary Iron Guru’s starter program, a controversial out-of-the-blocks muscle builder.

238 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: ROLAND KICKINGER
From Austria to the bodybuilding stage to Hollywood: Kickinger the conqueror.

246 IFBB MS., FITNESS AND FIGURE INTERNATIONAL
An image homage to the victors of the ladies’ body battles in Columbus, Ohio.

250 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women’s Historian, looks back at the Ms. Olympia.

266 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr takes you through the wall—overcoming sticking points.

DEPARTMENTS

32 TRAIN TO GAIN
Size on the tri’s, strip away bodyfat, and Joe Horrigan busts shoulder-training myths.

46 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin shows how negative emphasis can equal positive muscle gains.

54 EAT TO GROW
Faster muscle refueling, super algae and calcium—a testosterone booster?

82 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen looks at tested vs. untested contests and proper program splitting.

90 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free bodybuilder Dave Goodin’s psychology for overcoming stage fright.

94 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman’s tips for faster fat loss.

224 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s behind-the-scenes look at the world of bodybuilding—plus his Rising Stars.

240 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman and her camera capture the hard curves of the women’s side of the physique sports.

254 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser checks out a couple of hot forums, reviews a classic Flex Wheeler DVD and then merges Positions of Flexion with his P/RR/S.

258 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum looks at new research on muscle destruction from steroids.

274 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bomber Blast, meditation sensation and BodySpace Physique of the Month Eric Abenoja.

286 READERS WRITE
Classic Shredder and BodySpace bravado.

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