July 2012 Issue Preview

/ Posted 05.29.2012

Our July issue goes pro with Ahmad Ahmad, one of the most symmetrical flexers currently hitting the stage—wide shoulders, thick back, chiseled chest, small waist and incredible detail. L.T. does the Q&A thing, including Ahmad’s complete workout and diet.

David Siteman Garland, the first winner of our new monthly transformation contest, sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, reveals how he took his bodyfat from 17 to 7 percent and packed on loads of muscle.

Lauren Abraham went from top snowboarder to injured addict. Back from her downward slide, she’s on an upward glide, and the fitness lifestyle is key. Check out her jaw-dropping pics.

Exclusive Lauren Abraham Photo Shoot and Q&A Video available in the digital version on Apple Newsstand.

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Profile: Jon Benson Fit Over 40. David Young finds out how Jon Benson took control of his life and his weight to go from obese to muscular. It’s all about role models, mind-set and lifestyle.

Tired of the same old low fat meals devoid of flavor? Enter Fitness Model/Writer Jamie Eason, one of the most recognized faces in the fitness industry, spokesmodel for Bodybuilding.com and creator of the LiveFit Trainer. Each month Jamie’s Kitchen will feature one of her mouth-watering and totally fit meals such as Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread and Pumpkin Spice Pancakes. (The Lemon Protein Bars are to die for.) This month’s feature will be the delectable Cinnamon-Swirl Protein Bread.

Jamie Eason Recipe Videos
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FEATURES

46 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 153
The TEG guys merge the 4X mass method with power training, X Reps, rest/pause and speed reps.

72 TRANSFORMATION
David Siteman, the first winner of our new monthly transformation contest—sponsored by Bodybuilding.com— reveals how he took his bodyfat from 17 to 7 percent and packed on loads of muscle.

74 AHMAD AHMAD GUNS AND POSES
Lonnie Teper interviews the symmetrical pro to find out how he hit the big time. His workout and diet are here too.

94 SHREDDED BEYOND GENETICS, PART 3
Dr. Joe Klemczewski has fat-loss tips for every body type, be you endo, meso or ecto.

100 FRONT-TO-BACK SHOULDER ATTACK
Lenyn Nunez, the ’11 NPC California champ, gives Cory Crow the lowdown on how he dials in delt size and fullness.

112 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN:
Ron Harris says to pump up the volume for new gains—and you can do it fast with German Volume Training.

116 JON BENSON: FAT TO FIT OVER 40
David Young finds out how Jon Benson took control of his life and his weight to go from obese to muscular. It’s all about role models, mind-set and lifestyle.

130 XTREME FITNESS INTENSITY TRAINING
Shawn Bellon lays out quick triple-threat workouts for top-level conditioning plus muscle and rippedness.

136 HARDBODY
Lauren Abraham went from top snowboarder to injured addict. Back from her downward slide, she’s on an upward glide, and the fitness lifestyle is key. Check out her jaw-dropping pics.

DEPARTMENTS

22 TRAIN TO GAIN
Lee Labrada explains how to add inches to your arms, and Joe Horrigan has some warnings about leg extensions.

34 EAT TO GROW
Jerry Brainum highlights a bevy of new nutrition studies. Plus, Jose Antonio, Ph.D., searches for the most anabolic food.

58 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen explains why you should lift weights, build muscle and burn fat. Superset workout included.

64 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman reveals the ultimate exercise for overall chest mass—no, not the flat-bench press.

68 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin covers everything from Donald Trump to push/pull to fat vs. carbs.

144 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum checks out a new positive study on DHEA.

148 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. takes you up, down and round the world of bodybuilding.

156 PRIME-TIME MUSCLE
A new section for the older, bolder bodybuilder. Dave Goodin’s column is here, along with Dave Draper and anti-aging research.

166 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bill Starr talks sets, reps and getting strong. Plus, beautiful model of the month Sally Leung and how to get happy—look around.

176 READERS WRITE
Anniversary issue, captivating cover couple and first-time abs.

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