Our June issue features the Bodybuilding.com BodySpace Spokesmodel winners, Steve Cook and Jennifer Rankin. You’ll see how they trained, what they ate and what it took to come out on top on the Fit Expo stage. We’ll also have pec-pounding, chest-chiseling advice from up-and-coming bodybuilder Luca Pennazzato, workouts for awesome abs from ’10 BodySpace Spokesmodel winner Ben Booker, the top-10 muscle-building essentials to get you growing and excerpt 3 from The Ultimate Mass Workout. Find the June IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of May.
50 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 140
Back to the future with the 4X direct/indirect split—plus a power-training twist.
84 COMING OUT ON TOP
David Young talks with ’11 BodySpace Spokesmodel winner Steve Cook.
96 LONE STAR BEAUTY
BodySpace Spokesmodel champ Jennifer Rankin gives David Young the lowdown on how she won the women’s division—training and diet included.
108 INDEX HEX
Jerry Brainum explains how glycemic load can curse or coerce your fat loss.
Ben Booker, the ’10 BodySpace Spokesmodel winner, reveals his ab-normal training for midsection perfection.
134 THE ULTIMATE MASS WORKOUT
"The X-Rep X-perience," Excerpt 3 from the ground-breaking e-book by Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson. Check out their before and after photos.
138 THE BODYBUILDING.COM LOS ANGELES FITNESS EXPO—GRIP AND STRONGMAN
A photographic look at the grip contest and strongman challenge from the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 29 and 30.
142 TOP-12 MUSCLE-BUILDING ESSENTIALS
New as well as tried-and-true: a dozen must-haves for the mass-seeking bodybuilder—everything from benches to bars to bands to blocks.
162 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris says, let the gains begin. He outlines his five Ps for bodybuilding success and the keys to getting bigger faster.
174 ARNOLD CLASSIC
From Columbus, Ohio, in-your-face photos of the biggest bodybuilders in the business doing battle for a bodacious bounty.
210 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, looks back at a bevy of female flexin’ Texans—Rachel McLish and Lori Bowen are in the house!
218 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr lays it on the line about why numbers don’t lie—and how the lifting gods will get you if you do.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Bench press success with 10X, Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine column and 10 tips for mass.
38 EAT TO GROW
New studies from the International Society of Sports Nutrition—plus, java jolt for fat loss.
60 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen discusses muscle overlap and split decisions.
68 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin’s keys to determination and motivation.
74 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman plays last-set roulette—the mass-jack surprise attack.
78 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin shows you how to build a big back and chest.
158 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum has all the inside info on another possible testosterone booster.
194 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s top-down look at the Arnold Classic and the rest of the big weekend in Columbus, Ohio—plus, Rising Stars.
204 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman checks out the ladies who got onstage at the Arnold Sports Festival.
228 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Dave Draper’s calm after the roar and Serious Training with Carrie Ann Simmons.
240 READERS WRITE
Innovative cover, wrong message, vitamin V and X-traordinary Abs.