Our September issue has a definite over-40 lean—as in ripped drug-free bodybuilder Chris Faildo, the Hawaiian Hurricane. The Team Universe champ lays it all out—how he gets supershredded and looks like a pro without, um, special supplements. Plus, John Hansen, Mr. Natural Olympia, reveals the secrets of crafting a massive, chiseled chest. Perfect pecs are his specialty, so listen up. Also, learn how to get rid of bellyfat forever with Eric Serrano, M.D., and Scott H. Mendelson. It’s all about strategic fat-cell incineration. Find the January IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of December.
48 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 147
The TEG men outline new 4X variations, plugging them into shock weeks and preex tweaks.
76 CHRIS FAILDO
L.T. talks with the guy who’s arguably the best drug-free bodybuilder on the planet—his wild workout and diet included.
90 NATURALLY HUGE CHEST
How do you pack on slabs of pec beef? Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen has all the secrets.
106 A DREAM COME TRUE
John Balik attends a legendary event at the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports in Austin, Texas. Arnold and Joe Weider were there too.
114 POWER SURGE: JOSH BRYANT, PART 3
Sean Katterle concludes his interview with top powerlifter Josh Bryant, who’s trained record-setting lifters, Olympic athletes and professional fighters.
118 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris has the lowdown on high-intensity training and muscle gaining.
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson explore the growth threshold and how to bust through to get huge.
130 THE ULTIMATE MASS WORKOUT
Excerpt 10 presents amazing direct/indirect programs—you appear to work each muscle once a week, but more hits happen to mass up your physique.
142 IFBB MR. OLYMPIA
Big in-your-face pics from the shocking blockbuster body battle in Las Vegas.
Utah shock and awe with blockbuster beauty Lacey Johnston.
176 FAT CELL INCINERATION
David Young queries Eric Serrano, M.D., and Scott Mendelson about getting ripped—and getting rid of belly fat forever.
180 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, profiles Myriam Capes, Quebec’s queen of fitness.
186 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Muscle mayhem. Coach Bill Starr talks variation for more strength creation.
24 TRAIN TO GAIN
Specialize for arm size, X Reps and Joe Horrigan’s take on seated leg curls.
36 EAT TO GROW
Best protein for older men, fear of fructose and anabolic apples.
58 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen has hardgainer mass-building solutions.
64 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin interviews powerlifting sensation Amanda Harris.
66 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman says simplify for size—two mass moves per muscle.
126 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum says, yes, you can get a sweet tan from a pill, but is it safe?
168 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T.’s riff on the new rules for Olympia qualification and other pro doings—plus the hottest Rising Stars.
196 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Around the corner, over the hill with Dave Draper; faster workouts, bigger gains; and increased muscle mass lowers diabetes risk.
208 READERS WRITE
Rich Gaspari, OMG!, eye-popping comparison, big D for more T and pretty woman.