Our November issue features an interview with notorious Bodybuilder X. He speaks out, incognito, on everything from how the pros really train—he’s worked out with many of them—to their past and present anabolic steroid use to the high-intensity-training hoax to how lighter weights can help you grow freaky muscles. It’s muscle-building myth busting, and it’s brutal. Must reading if you can handle the truth! We’ll also have Part 2 of Greg Zulak’s extended-set combo training—for chest, delts and back—and a beach-body workout in the Southern California sun. All this and more in the November issue!
56 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 133
Grow massive with the 4X method, a proven tactic that will pump you up bigger than ever.
84 ANABOLIC HORMONE ZONE
The Wilson brothers explore the muscle-size-building properties of testosterone and how you can optimize yours to get big beyond belief.
98 BEACH-BODY WORKOUT
Sun, sand, surf and sexiness. It’s a California dream workout on the beach. Let’s hit it!
114 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Garbage in, garbage out. Ron Harris lays down the law: You are what you eat.
120 10 SECRET MUSCLE-BUILDING TRICKS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Vince DelMonte reveals his against-the-grain tricks for getting you thick. Prepare for mass!
130 EXTENDED-SET COMBINATIONS
Greg Zulak’s combo-to-grow sequences will get your size soaring. Hit your chest, delts, traps and lats with these tension-dimension time bombs.
142 IM’s ICONIC IMAGES
The first in a series: A collection of legendary photos that define bodybuilding, its history and its future. Basically, just damn cool pictures, gang.
148 NEW MOTION MACHINES TRAINING: TRICEPS
NMM creator Kurt Edeker, D.C., discusses full-range fiber activation in the muscle that packs the upper arm with sleeve-stretching beef.
158 MUSCLE-BUILDING MYTHS EXPOSED
He’s trained with many of the top bodybuilders of yesteryear; now Bodybuilder X reveals the truth about their drug use, training programs and the HIT hoax.
190 WEIGHTLIFTING 101
Coach Bob Takano talks Olympic-lift variants and assistance exercises—sample training program included. Talk about dynamic dynamite.
212 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: FRED SMALLS
At 5’7” and 225 pounds Fred is not small at all. Here’s the 411 on “Biggie,” plus the workout and eating regimens that keep him going and growing.
224 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, goes back in time to check out the greats in Britain.
234 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr continues with his recipe for staying strong to the finish.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Aches, pains and hardcore muscle gains. Plus, pounding pecs and the big-back jack.
38 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin answers: Pilates? You’re not serious?
44 EAT TO GROW
Anabolic BCAAs, carbohydrate conundrums and just D facts.
66 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen discusses workout frequency for maximum muscle size.
74 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin analyzes the HCG diet and losing that last 10 pounds of ugly fat.
76 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman on getting bigger arms in one week—and 4X mass-building tweaks.
178 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum delves into the new practice of fat-dissolving injections. Do they work?
204 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s inside peak at the world of physique. Plus, Teper’s Rising Stars.
216 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s got loads of luscious ladies wearing very little. What’s not to like?
244 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
More MANformation, attitude with altitude and the BodySpace Physique of the Month.
256 READERS WRITE
Amazing 20-rep-squats results, over-50 physique and “Bigger, Stronger, Faster.”