For the first time ever, Jamie Eason and Greg Plitt came together for an epic, beach cover shoot. With so many great images to choose from, we asked our Facebook fans to help us choose the cover. We are proud to present the winning cover for the May issue as the fans’ (and editors’) choice!
The May IRON MAN is all about information and motivation to inspire your transformation. Hollywood muscle guy Greg Plitt outlines his workout techniques for a body that makes girls weak—as in knees buckle, palms get sweaty. Then we check in with beautiful Jamie Eason, with an eye-opening interview and pics so hot your hair may catch fire. Now, there’s a physique that makes guys weak.
Watch the cover shoot with Greg Plitt and Jamie Eason
Watch the photo shoot with Jamie Eason
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50 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 151
The TEG guys delve into 4X fat-burning factors, tricks and tips. Time to get ripped!
82 GREG PLITT: INSIDE THE MIND OF A CHAMPION
He’s a master of motivation, and David Young gets him to reveal his mind-bending methods for success.
98 THE SCIENCE OF INTENSITY
Our resident Ph.D.s, Gabriel and Jacob Wilson, discuss how to periodize failure training for bigger muscle gaining.
108 DOUBLE-BARRELED BACK BLAST
When it comes to getting wide and thick, IFBB pro Derik Farnsworth knows all the tricks. Cory Crow explains why Big D’s got game when it comes to building an X-frame.
118 JAMIE EASON: FIT AND FABULOUS
She’s perhaps the hottest fitness personality on the planet, and she lives the life. We’ve got the pics to prove it. Beautiful!
128 SHREDDED BEYOND GENETICS
Dr. Joe Klemczewski reveals methods that blast off bodyfat—even if your metabolism is as slow as bank account growth.
134 FROM KETTLEBELLS TO CROSSFIT
Champion powerlifter Shawn Bellon lays out how to ring in new size and power with surprising methods.
144 LEGENDS OF BODYBUILDING JEFF KING
He was a teen bodybuilding phenom, destined for Olympia greatness. How did his dream get derailed? He tells all to Rod Labbe—plus, look at that potential!
150 X-FILES: GIRL-GRABBING MUSCLE AND TIGHTER T-SHIRTS
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson know why your muscle growth is so slow—and how to make it explode. Head-turning mass is possible, so listen up!
154 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Wise words from Ron Harris: Never turn your back on…your back! And stop overtraining your bench press.
168 THE LOS ANGELES FIT EXPO
Action from the premier fitness event in Southern California.
170 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr explains how to build your foundation first for a future superstructure.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Lee Labrada on how to double your training results, and Joe Horrigan talks incline pressing and shoulder stressing.
38 EAT TO GROW
Bodybuilders under the microscope, with Jerry Brainum, and are six meals a day really the way?
60 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen knows how to kick-start slow-moving leanness.
68 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin’s tips on eliminating bodyfat.
70 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman outlines a three-way overload attack for more arm size.
74 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin has even more great info on growing your guns.
158 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum solves the case of the missing T-boost.
162 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. checks out the ’12 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally and other doings in the world of bodybuilding. Plus, two new Rising Stars.
180 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Persistence pays off, pee perspective and retool your hardware (yes, down there!).
192 READERS WRITE
Amazing Mass With Class, brunette bombshell and excellent expo.