Our May issue has a distinct over-40 flavor, starting with a talk with wild man Andy Haman. Yes, he’s older, with a family, but that doesn’t stop his pursuit of muscle-building nirvana—with spiked hair, hiked passion and mucho mass. We’ll also have arm-blasting advice from Greg Smyers, a before-and-after-contest winner who’s gone on to masters bodybuilding success; excerpt 2 from The Ultimate Mass Workout; and Jerry Brainum’s scientific look at the amazing body-building, health-promoting benefits of the pomegranate. Find the May IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of April.
52 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 139
Less joint pain, more muscle gain. It’s the mantra of 4X training, perfect for prime-time bodybuilders.
84 POM POWER
Jerry Brainum explores the amazing bodybuilding and health-boosting benefits of the pomegranate.
94 ONE MOVE FOR A BIG BACK
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Roger Lockridge’s look at the bent-over row—four unique training routines included.
98 TEAM HAMAN
David Young talks with 40-plus IFBB pro and wild man Andy Haman.
112 THE SCIENCE OF BODYBUILDING, PART 2
Steve Holman continues his discussion with Gabriel Wilson and Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., top researchers on building muscle and burning fat.
118 JACK LALANNE: A TRIBUTE
Words from those who knew him and those he inspired—a final farewell to the king of physical fitness, who died at age 96.
124 ARM-TRAINING EVOLUTION
Cory Crow checks in with masters bodybuilder Greg Smyers on his arm training and how it’s changed since his younger days.
132 THE BODYBUILDING.COM LOS ANGELES FIT EXPO
An action-packed look at the excitement that went down at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 29 and 30.
142 THE ULTIMATE MASS WORKOUT
Excerpt 2, The X-Rep Revolution, from the groundbreaking e-book by Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson. Prepare to grow!
148 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris explains why age is just a number—and what bodybuilding can do for you no matter your stage of life.
160 BURNING LOVE
Lonnie Teper interviews teacher and masters bodybuilder Peter Jablonski. His complete workout and diet are included.
194 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, recalls the forgotten Women’s Nationals that took place in 1983.
202 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr explains how to shoot from the hips for pure strength and power.
28 TRAIN TO GAIN
Mr. Olympia trains like a wimp, Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine column and more.
40 EAT TO GROW
Need to lose bodyfat? Try this. Plus, Taylor Matheny’s new healthy-recipe column.
62 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen discusses strength, bodyweight and conditioning.
68 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin’s secrets to shoulder size and separation.
72 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman explains how to grow bigger, fuller muscles drug-free.
76 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin clears up your bulking blues and explodes some stretching myths.
156 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
All in vein. Jerry Brainum analyzes the cause and effect of vascularity.
176 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper checks out the IRON MAN Naturally and other big happenings around the bodybuilding world—plus, Rising Stars.
188 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman makes the rounds at the Los Angeles Fitness Expo. Look out!
212 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Lies, prevarications, fibs and deception—plus, chaos for cancer prevention.
224 READERS WRITE
Pearl picture perfect; Robby, 65 and going strong; and the positives of negatives.