Our February issue has a definitive shine to it—as in sunshine, as in swimsuits, as in gorgeous gals on the beach. Photo ace Michael Neveux took his camera and a lot of hot bodies to the sandy shores of Southern California with the sole purpose of heating up your winter. Prepare for a scorcher! You’ll also see how ultra-lean bodybuilder Antjuane Sims blasts his abs into etched cubes of granite—plus an interview with Dr. Joe Klemczewski, the fat-loss doc. Find the February IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of January.
50 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 148
Good advice from the TEG guys: build all sides of the muscle fibers and activate the dormant ones for extreme size stimulation.
80 THE DIET DOC IS IN
Steve Holman interviews Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., on the best methods for burning fat and building muscle. Must-read stuff!
94 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris gives you reasons to get out of the middle of the road—like not getting run over. It’s time to make a commitment and be the best you can be.
102 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR
Heat up your winter with new motivation. Gorgeous gals in the California sun remind you to build muscle for summer fun.
124 ALL-IN AB TRAINING
Antjuane Sims’ core-carving workout direct from Muscle Beach. It’s a quick hit to help get your midsection ripped.
142 X-FILES: SHOULDER-SIZE SOLUTIONS
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson have the answers to your delt-development dilemmas—full-range training with eccentric framing.
152 SIZE BELOW THE BELT
Bill Dobbins, coauthor of Arnold’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, gives you the moves to pack new size on your thighs and other muscles down below.
160 BIG-TIME BACK ATTACK
Roger Lockridge outlines a program that’s jam-packed with tricks to get you broad and thick. This routine is the get-big bomb!
175 MUSCLE BEACH LABOR DAY
From the sands of Southern California, another great show with hot, hard bodies everywhere you look.
176 THE ULTIMATE MASS WORKOUT
Excerpt 11 contains the exact Mass/Detail program that gave Lawson and Holman their amazing one-month transformations with X Reps. Keep this one in your files for when you’re ready to pile on ultimate mass!
186 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Overtrain to gain. Coach Bill Starr explains his theory on why you must take it over the edge to produce radical results.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Front squats rock and Joe Horrigan’s look at shoulder training and straining.
38 EAT TO GROW
How to boost nitric oxide for better pumps and the fastest rate for losing fat as you build muscle.
60 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen looks at ideal training splits for packing on mass.
66 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin tells you how to work around injuries in the gym.
68 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman explains ways to trigger stretch overload and new growth.
72 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin explains lateral-raise variations for delt-size creation.
148 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum analyzes the dangers of high-dose-steroid use. Have they been overblown?
168 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. asks a tantalizing question about the stars of the past—plus the latest bodybuilding news and the hottest Rising Stars.
196 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Training ‘tudes and moods with Dave Draper; hands on, clothes off and a new fat-loss study.
208 READERS WRITE
Decker on deck, bullfrog bodybuilders and a better way to build muscle.