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The June IRON MAN is all about winning. No, Charlie Sheen did not make our cover, but the two BodySpace Model Search champions did. You’ll see how they put it all together to win it all on the L.A. Fitness Expo stage—and how you can do it too. Also, Dr. Joe Klemczewski continues his tips on getting freaky ripped, pro Dan Hill reveals his quad-building program, and Bill Dobbins, coauthor of Arnold’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, has tricks for how to pack your midback with mass. Oh, and speaking of Arnold, we’ll have big in-your-face photos from the Arnold Classic. The June IRON MAN hits newsstands the first week of May.
Our December issue goes back to the beach to help you get through the cold winter ahead. First comes a complete guide to body-band training—how to get a muscle-building workout that works with elastic bands. The photos are set at the beach, but you can do the drill almost anywhere—say, in a hotel room or in your den if you get snowed in. We’ll also have our Christmas gift guide, full of muscle-building must-haves, plus ripped Antjuane Sims’ amazing abdominal-sculpting program from Muscle Beach and the 5-to-10 power-size explosion, a tactic that guarantees new gains. Find the December IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of November.
Our November issue spotlights Nicole Wilkins, the reigning Figure Olympia champion. Find out how she trains and eats to create her picture-perfect physique—and speaking of pics, we’ll have lots of the stunning Nicole. We’ll also have a fact-filled feature on cardio from top researchers Jacob and Gabriel Wilson, who will reveal why some moves burn muscle and some are best for the bodyfat hustle. Plus, big Matt Burzacott tells how he built his awesome arms and what you can do to get yours bursting with new mass. Find the November IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of October.
Our October issue has a definite Olympia flavor, starting with a blockbuster interview with Rich Gaspari, a top Mr. O contender from the ’80s and ’90s. The Dragon Slayer has loads of new- and old-school advice to get you big and sliced. And his physique is still unreal and peeled in his 40s. Plus, we’ll have Lonnie Teper’s annual Mr. Olympia preview and predictions, up-and-coming bodybuilder Luca Pennazzato’s chest training and super strongman Zydrunas Savickas’ wild workouts. You won’t believe the size of that dude! Find the October IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of September.
Our September issue has a definite over-40 lean—as in how John Hansen, Mr. Natural Olympia, got in his best shape at 48. He has plenty of tips for anyone looking to get big and ripped simultaneously. He used an interesting high-intensity training tactic to get there—good stuff to get you buff! We also have a special report on HMB, new info that will have you adding it to your supplement stack. Plus, read the courageous tale of one man’s first bodybuilding contest—at age 60. Amazing info, incredible physique. Find the September IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of August.
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.
Our April issue features a bodybuilder who is more than just a bodybuilder—he’s also a skydiver, bungee jumper, bull rider and anything else that gets his adrenaline spiking. Kyle Clarke is his name, and he uses his muscles for more than just flexing. Plus, we have the first excerpt from the best-selling e-book The Ultimate Mass Workout, a shoulder-shocking program from up-and-coming bodybuilder Armon Abidi, a complete kettlebell routine from Clark Bartram and answers about the science of bodybuilding from two top researchers. Find the awesome April IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of March.
Our March issue has a heavy muscle-building theme, as in negative-overload training. The eccentric stroke of a rep is believed to be a key anabolic trigger, and we’ll tell you how to use it to get bigger. We also have an eye-opening look at fat loss and the small factors that can make a big difference in waist management. Plus, if you’re looking to pound your pecs to perfection, you’ll definitely want to check out Alex Azarian’s flippin’ chest workout. His unorthodox methods will help you redefine your chest from every angle.
Our February issue has a familiar beauty-on-the-beach theme. That’s right, our swimsuit issue returns, back by popular demand. It’s a feast for your eyes and fuel for your motivation as gorgeous, fit gals enjoy the sand and surf with a few muscular props (that’d be bodybuilder dudes). Plus, David Young talks with Scott Mendelson and Eric Serrano, M.D., about macronutrient cycling, a sound system for getting shredded. You’ll also find bodybuilder David Yersky’s direct-hit delt program X-Factor Arm workouts, and more on the amazing 4X mass-building method. Find the February IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of January.
Our January issue kicks off the new year with some older, bolder muscle, starting with 60-something Robby Robinson. Yes, that Robby Robinson, and he looks unbelievable—still has those incredible biceps peaks and loads of muscle all over his physique. Find out how he does it. We also have big Todd Smith’s training evolution—how it’s changed through his 20s, 30s and 40s—and a feature on Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, who rocks hard onstage and in the gym. Plus, David Young talks with Scott Mendelson and Eric Serrano, M.D., about macronutrient cycling, a sound system for getting shredded. Find the January IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of December.
Our December issue features an interview with big Dan Hill, a new pro who can help you grow. The man is intense—and immense! We’ve also got Part 2 of our interview with notorious Bodybuilder X, who has more to say about training with the Mentzers and a strategy for building maximum mass drug-free. Listen up: This cat’s got decades of experience under his lifting belt. Then Canadian muscle star Antoine Vaillant lays out a freaky leg workout that could lay you out. Follow it at your risk—of building massive quads. Plus, we’ll have full Mr. Olympia coverage from Vegas. Find the December IRON MAN on newsstands now!
Our November issue features an interview with notorious Bodybuilder X. He speaks out, incognito, on everything from how the pros really train—he’s worked out with many of them—to their past and present anabolic steroid use to the high-intensity-training hoax to how lighter weights can help you grow freaky muscles. It’s muscle-building myth busting, and it’s brutal. Must reading if you can handle the truth! We’ll also have Part 2 of Greg Zulak’s extended-set combo training—for chest, delts and back—and a beach-body workout in the Southern California sun. All this and more in the November issue!
Our October issue is all about the gun show—as in awesome, eye-popping arms. It all starts with the double-set technique from Greg Zulak, who reveals some unique two-move sequences for packing new size on your bi’s and tri’s. Then check out how New Motion Machines and Positions-of-Flexion principles can get you sleeve-stretching gal-impressing mass. We’ll also have new research on beta-alanine and how to take it for incredible firepower in the gym, David Paul’s unique photographic look at Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle and Lonnie Teper’s Mr. Olympia preview. Find your muscle-packed October IRON MAN on newsstands Now!
Our September issue has an over-40 flavor, beginning with Danny Hester. Lonnie Teper quizzes the now 40 proponent of perfect proportions on everything from his latest doings to carving abs like cubed granite. We also take a look at 50-something Lee Apperson’s biceps-building secrets, delve into legendary bodybuilder Chet Yorton’s life and training—he’s still at it with an incredible physique at 71—and explore a before-and-after transformation of a 45-year-old professional skydiver. Plus, Jerry Brainum has exciting research on slowing the aging process.