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February 2009 Issue Preview

This month we’re on a transition mission – to give you the ammunition you need to transform your physique fast. You’ll see how Chris Jalali did it, going from skinny and weak to a peak physique, his workout and eating tips included. Then C.S. Sloan checks out German Volume Training and outlines a few programs tailor-made for quick size and strength gains. Plus, Ron Harris keeps you on track with his negative-to-positive mind-blowing, body-growing techniques. On Newstands Now!


FEATURES

78 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 112
The TEG men put the X-Rep pedal to the metal with Power/Rep Range/Shock.

114 SCIENTIFIC CARDIO
The Wilson brothers reveal the best fat-burning-exercise edge. Is it HIIT?

128 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 43
Ron Harris explains that when it comes to training, you are not a clone.

134 CHRIS JALALI: STAYING HUNGRY
Rod Labbe probes how one up-and-comer went from scrawny to brawny.

152 TRANSFORM YOURSELF!
From the Bodybuilding.com archives, Kris Gethin lays out a plan you can use to pack on mass—from traps to calves.

182 FIRE IN THE WHOLE
Jerry Brainum looks at controlling inflammation for more muscle and health.

192 THE BIRTH OF BODYBUILDING
A photographic look at bodybuilding’s muscular roots. Is that Steve Reeves?

216 SHOCKING SHOULDERS
An efficient seam-splitting POF delt workout—to get you side-to-side wide.

232 POWER SURGE
New series: Sean Katterle talks bench press—history, records and raw lifts.

248 HEAVY DUTY
Another Mike Mentzer classic on high-intensity muscle building.

268 X-FILES
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson on muscle-morphing metamorphosis.

274 VOLUME-TRAINING VARIATIONS
C.S. Sloan constructs innovative plateau-busting workouts.

284 THE SUPER MEN AT THE OLYMPICS
Randall Strossen weighs in from Beijing on the weightlifting competition.

302 ARNOLD CLASSIC RETROSPECTIVE
Full-page pics of the muscle stars who’ve won this prestigious event.

336 PROFILE: DAVID HENRY
The bodybuiding pro dynamo gives his bio and more.

338 HARDBODY
Michelle Poulin takes it off to show that weight training pours it on.

346 A WEEKEND OF GIGANTIC PROPORTIONS
The Los Angeles Fitness Expo, featuring the 20th IRON MAN Pro.

353 MS., FITNESS AND FIGURE OLYMPIAS

362 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr outlines how to enhance endurance with weight training.

DEPARTMENTS

36 TRAIN TO GAIN
Getting stronger forever, aging and injuries and Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine.

52 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin talks training loads: customize for size and strength.

64 EAT TO GROW
Novel fat fighters, less stress for more muscle and aminos for testosterone.

94 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen discusses cardio, splits and bodypart hits.

104 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin on a rock-solid plan for big-gain hunters.

108 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman provides ingredients for the ultimate mass workout.

262 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser surfs the Web and finds Team Universe winner Skip La Cour, now a life coach. Cool! Plus, Broser helps you put more size—and sweep—on your thighs..

298 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum discusses testosterone, rapid weight loss and a world without estrogen.

322 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s bodybuilding banter. Plus, the All-American Strongman Challenge.

348 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s behind-the-lens look at the ladies’ physique sports.

372 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Laziness may be genetic, a review of Sandow the Magnificent, BodySpace Physique of the Month and Dave Draper’s Bomber Blast.

384 READERS WRITE
Freedom-fighter physique, rising starlet, big ideas and body-changing info.

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