The August IM is our annual Arnold birthday celebration special. Yes, we’ve unearthed more rare photos of the Oak in his prime, so prepare to be awed and inspired. We’ll also have an incredible pec workout with up-and-comer Ian Lauer from the Muscle Beach weight pit and an eye-opening interview with future pro Steve Kuclo—a superheavyweight with aethetic lines, which is hard to find. In addition, our fifth installment of The Ultimate Mass Workout pinpoints the very best chest and delt moves to get you superthick and huge. Find the August IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of July.
48 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 142
Is there a need for speed, or is the best rep tempo slow-mo to grow? Lots of answers here.
76 BACK-FROM-THE-BRINK ARMS RESURRECTION
Cory Crow pries some secrets of size for the bi’s and tri’s from bodybuilding sensation Joe Tong.
90 TRICKY JACKSON: ENDLESS SUMMER
Lonnie Teper interviews the IFBB pro and learns all his moves for getting better every year—championship workout and diet included.
The Oak turns 64 this year, and we’ve got classic, rare photos from Jimmy Caruso to celebrate.
122 THE ULTIMATE MASS WORKOUT
Excerpt 5 identifies the ultimate exercises for chest and delts. You will be shocked at the top picks.
132 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris has a few words about patience, which is a virtue in bodybuilding. Each workout puts you one step closer.
138 TEAM BODYBUILDING.COM
A look at the athletes from many disciplines who have been chosen to represent Bodybuilding.com—fitness trainers, flexers and strongman included.
150 HYPERTRAINING FOR CHEST
Cory Crow checks in with Ian Lauer at the Muscle Beach weight pit to learn what’s best for building a big, full chest.
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson reveal serious size secrets of the pros—like mass-pump aftershock. Coleman and Cutler are in the house.
Patricia Ward, a California fitness guru with a body you won’t believe, proves that age is just a number as she steams up our camera lens. Wow!
186 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr tells you how to maintain proportionate strength—to prevent injuries and to get bigger and stronger faster.
24 TRAIN TO GAIN
Bigger bi’s with the Big Bad Wolf and row to grow with Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine.
58 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen’s dumbbell-only mass workouts.
64 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin talks getting ripped and the perils of precontest dehydration.
66 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman explains how to crash the growth threshold.
70 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin on Olympic secrets for getting stronger and two-a-day workouts.
142 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum steps into controversial territory with a look at women and steroids.
166 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper previews the NPC USA and has the inside scoops in the world of bodybuilding.
178 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Women’s physique has arrived. Ruth Silverman checks out the buzz in the female body biz.
196 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Weird sex facts, a review of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning and go-power pills.
208 READERS WRITE
Cover-model controversy, Femme memories and POF for more muscle.