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March 2014 Table of Contents

This month Heavy Duty returns. No, there’s no long-lost Mentzer brother—but Markus Reinhardt is close.


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This month Heavy Duty returns. No, there’s no long-lost Mentzer brother—but Markus Reinhardt is close. He got big and thick with lots of high-intensity tips and tricks—and he did it with only one or two sets per muscle group. This is must-read info to help you grow. We’ll also have more from Greg Zulak, who details his three-sets-of-max-effort attack. Once again, it’s all about less volume for bigger gains. Then Roger Lockridge outlines an incredibly effective Power/Rep Range/Shock chesttraining program for pounding those pecs past the growth threshold!

FEATURES

TRANSFORMATION

David Astern dropped from 240 pounds to 170—adding abs and some major muscularity. Here’s how he did it.

TRAIN, EAT, GROW 173

Steve Holman answers questions about 18-year-old Jordon Williamson’s muscular re-creation, including heavy training vs. growth-threshold gaining.

HEAVY DUTY RETURNS!

David Young talks with Markus Reinhardt, Mr. HIT, about his Mentzer-esque one-set workouts. His complete training and diet are here, along with loads of motivational muscle.

THE ULTIMATE DEADLIFT

Ben Tatar lays out 10 keys to pulling with impressive power—and adding size all over.

THE HARDGAINER DIET

Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, provides scrawny-to-brawny nutrition guidelines for packing on fat-free muscle. Skinny dudes, listen up!

CAN’T WAIT TO TRAIN

Lonnie Teper does his Q&A thing with Disney TV star Leo Howard of “Kickin’ It.” The kid has some sick abs and is a workout fanatic—and he’s only 16!

POWER/REP RANGE/SHOCK CHEST

Roger Lockridge presents three steps to getting huge pecs. It’s a trifecta of unique workouts, as in P/RR/S for size-building success.

A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS

Ron Harris gives you a leg to stand on—actually two massive tree trunks to balance your upper-body mass. Important stuff here, gang.

3 SETS OF MAX EFFORT

Greg Zulak explains how less volume can equal bigger gains with back cycling. Prepare to grow!

XTREME FITNESS

Scott Paltos gives you the lowdown on strongman training and how to use it to build new strength, power and size.

HARDBODY

Alicia Marie Coates shows why she’s on track for a figure hat trick. This fit femme’s got it going on!

MUSCLE BEACH

The July 4 event: sun, sand and muscle mayhem.

DEPARTMENTS

TRAIN TO GAIN

Pec-building tips from Jay Cutler, supersets vs. drop sets and preexhaustion with a twist.

EAT TO GROW

Jerry Brainum on buffering muscle burn to up your intensity and growth. Plus, spirulina and street-smart fat intake.

MHP MUSCLE AND POWER

IFBB pro Ben White talks about the best time to train and gain.

SMART TRAINING

Coach Charles Poliquin discusses the science of eccentric sets.

NATURALLY HUGE

Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen outlines how to use low reps to trigger new leg mass.

TWIG TO BIG

Vince Del Monte offers a unique take on achieving your muscle-building goals.

ANABOLIC RESEARCH

Jerry Brainum looks at artificial sweeteners. Overblown danger?

NEWS & VIEWS

L.T. handicaps the ‘14 Arnold Classic and the new
Arnold 212—all the freak physiques looking to peak.

PRIME-TIME MUSCLE

Three-way 4X and the amazing alternate burger recipe.

MIND/BODY CONNECTION

Coach Bill Starr makes the case for timed squats, and Ruth Silverman’s Pump & Circumstance makes its triumphant return.

READERS WRITE

Mass With Class XL, shocking shoulders and Hardbody doc.

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