In our November issue we introduce you to up-and-coming bodybuilder and cover model Whitney Reid, a guy with a physique you’ll find inspirational and attainable. He’s got a great plan for how you can chisel a balanced body of your own. It’s a matter of grow and flow. Plus, we have Lee Apperson’s chest-building wisdom, with his complete program; Jerry Brainum’s conclusions on vitamin D and another edition of Power Surge, your heavy-lifting guide, featuring the bench press and deadlift. (You, too, can turn yourself into a human forklift!). On Newstands Now!
70 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 121
Use continuous change for bigger gains.
102 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 52
Ron Harris explains why it’s a matter of faith in the last fateful days before a contest. Cuts will come.
110 D-LIGHTFUL, PART 2
Jerry Brainum shows how sunshine can improve muscle building, fat burning and immunity.
124 WHITNEY REID
David Young interviews this up-and-coming bodybuilder, who has that special, attainable look.
142 MIX-MASTER CHEST
Cory Crow gets the ins and outs of master bodybuilder Lee Apperson’s perfect-pec program.
150 EFFECTIVE BACK TRAINING: LATS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive: ISSA-certified trainer Dustin Parsons gives you the tools to build a back so wide you can glide.
160 ASSOCIATION OF OLDETIME BARBELL AND STRONGMEN REUNION
John Balik and Randall Strossen, Ph.D., report on a legendary get-together.
166 HEAVY DUTY
A classic column from Mike Mentzer on rep speed and intensity.
176 POWER SURGE
Sean Katterle has tips, tricks and training for notching bigger PRs on your bench and deadlift. You can become a human forklift!
206 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: GRIGORI ATOYAN
The new IFBB pro shares personal insights and training and nutrition secrets.
214 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women’s Historian, takes you back in time to 1982, when women’s bodybuilding began to explode worldwide.
An eye-popping pictorial of two Playboy Playmates, Katie Lohmann and Karen McDougal, hitting the weights.
234 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr concludes his blueprint for bulletproofing your lower back. Hitting the hypers is not enough.
34 TRAIN TO GAIN
Shoulder-and-trap shocker, plus Joe Horrigan looks at elbow pain and what to do about it.
50 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin checks out frequency-specific microcurrent for building strength.
58 EAT TO GROW
How to fight muscle-eating acid and a new look at creatine loading.
82 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen takes a peek at the ketogenic diet. Does it sacrifice muscle in the pursuit of fat loss?
92 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin outlines his practices for staying lean. You can’t be supershredded all year!
96 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman analyzes Arnold’s power-density mass-building tactics.
186 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser checks out Anthony Presciano’s site and reviews the new DVD, “Raising the Bar 3.”
192 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s entertaining overview of the always amazing USA—plus his Rising Stars.
208 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman clicks on the chicks in the hard-curves arena!
216 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum explains the latest research on IGF-1. Is it the ultimate anabolic?
244 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bomber Blast: Gravity, Iron, Force, Time, Space. Plus, Evolution Rx (a book review).
256 READERS WRITE
Muscle Beach memories, Natural Anabolics and fast workouts, big results.
Our December issue begins with our annual muscle-science roundup—the key studies that you can use to get huge and ripped. Then we have a blockbuster interview with fitness goddess Jennifer Nicole Lee; you’ll recognize her from TV, guaranteed. She’s one smart, fit lady. Also, Jerry Brainum interviews a top researcher of heat shock proteins and reveals what you can do to jack up this amazing muscle-building component. Plus, bodybuilder Todd Jewel guides you to seam-splitting shoulders so you look bigger, even in clothes—right before you rip out of them. Find the December IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of November.