Our March issue is jam-packed with training excitement— tips you can use to get huge. Like an interview with Mr. America Doug Brignole and his crazy new high-rep training routine that has his muscular bodyweight at record levels. And get this: He does only one exercise per bodypart. This is ground-breaking stuff that will have you growing again big time. We guarantee it. Plus, we have the ultimate hellacious hamstring workout and a profile on up-and-coming strongman Jon-Clark Eklund.
38 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 161
Our TEG guys outline TORQ training—tension overload repetition quantity. It’s higher reps for mega mass.
In a rut to jacked and cut! Joe Terranova dropped 36 pounds of fat in a year and muscled up in the process.
68 KEEP THE DRIVE ALIVE
David Young talks with Greg Plitt about shocking adaptation to fuel passion and progress.
82 IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT WORKOUT
Mr. America Doug Brignole discusses how he takes his training to new highs and lows to grow like crazy. Caution: 50-rep sets ahead. Yikes!
90 SERGIO OLIVA: A TRIBUTE TO "THE MYTH"
On November 12, 2012, bodybuilding lost a legend. We honor Sergio with words and memories from Arnold, Dave Draper, Frank Zane and more.
94 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris’ perspectives on contest dieting—the ups and downs.
98 ABS FOR LIFE
Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, takes you through Part 3 of his blueprint for a permanent six-pack: reaching the finish line.
106 HELLACIOUS HAMSTRINGS
Roger Lockridge gives you a power-packed program to bring fire, focus and freakiness to the backs of your legs.
112 X-FILES: 5 CRITICAL KEYS TO EXTREME MUSCLE MASS
Steve Holman explains that muscle size is more than getting stronger. Here’s your top-five get-big checklist.
114 X-FIT: THE FOUNDATION FOUR
Cornell Hunt presents a complete program based on the core four moves for size and power.
120 LIFE IS STRENGTH
How young Jon-Clark Eklund is storming strongman.
Federica Belli: From Italy with love. This is one gorgeous woman. Wow!
16 TRAIN TO GAIN
Arm-building secrets of the pros, wave loading for strength and Lee Labrada’s big-and-ripped diet.
26 EAT TO GROW
How and why high-protein diets burn more fat, just D facts and get lean with the bean—green-coffee extract.
52 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen looks at the basics of muscle growth.
56 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman reveals the pros and cons of behind-the-neck pulldowns, partials and one-exercise workouts.
60 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin on hip dominant vs. quad dominant.
130 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum on the history of testosterone and steroids.
134 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. reports on what’s going on in the bodybuilding world and takes a look at the upcoming Arnold Classic.
142 PRIME-TIME MUSCLE
Dave Goodin explains how to acquire”shredditude.” Plus, poisoned perceptions on aging and muscle growth.
150 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Coach Bill Starr on the lunge, Amber White at Gold’s Gym and go nuts to get lean.
160 READERS WRITE
New faces, bigger pics; bodybuilding realism and growing guns.