Our November issue is all about helping you build a physique that turns heads and drops jaws with shock and awe. First up is an interview with Diego Sebastian. You won’t believe the lean, ripped muscle on this dude. He’s a walking athletic sculpture—with abs for days. He’ll tell exactly how he did it and how you can do it too. Also, the Diet Doc, Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., continues his series on eating for maximum muscle with a look at meal timing and precision. Then you’ll be set to try on Roger Lockridge’s 500-rep chest workout for pec size. The November IRON MAN hits newsstands the first week of October.
42 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 157
Modified preexhaustion and other 4X variations to help your mega-mass creation.
Dominic Ledwith took his skinny teen body and packed on 45 pounds of muscle in two years. Here’s how he did it.
70 DEDICATED AND MOTIVATED
Savannah Neveux discovers how Diego Sebastian gets fired up to live the fitness lifestyle—and how he went from scrawny to brawny—workout, diet and loads of inspiration included.
80 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Quitters never win, and winners never quit—even if they have an injury. Ron Harris shows you ways to train around the pain for more muscle gain.
86 ROTATION-FOR-SENSATION BACK TRAINING
Cory Crow gets the lowdown on how Tricky Ricky Jackson mixes his moves to etch in grooves for killer rear views. This dude’s back is jacked!
94 MAX-MUSCLE NUTRITION
Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, outlines proper meal timing and precision eating in the second installment in this series.
102 500-REP CHEST CHALLENGE
Roger Lockridge takes you through a high-rep chest workout that could be your answer to armor-plated pecs.
Alex Zerega has the need to see others succeed. She was born to inspire—and she’s gorgeous too. Whew!
118 X-FIT: THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Shawn Bellon goes ballistic about CrossFit. Is it really the shiznit?
137 MUSCLE BEACH
The wild and crazy Memorial Day event. Fun times!
20 TRAIN TO GAIN
Lee Labrada’s leg workout, how to build cannonball delts, Broser-style, and Joe Horrigan’s ab-training do’s and don’ts.
30 EAT TO GROW
Coenzyme Q10 and your amino acid pool—is it a powerful anabolic tool? Jerry Brainum looks at new research.
54 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen discusses aging and how change can fire up new gains.
58 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman shows how one heavy hit can create new mass in every muscle.
62 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin looks at forearm power and bigger biceps.
128 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum on the hype and health effects of energy drinks.
132 NEWS & VIEWS
USA Champs, the wedding of the year, Mr. O at the movies—L.T. gets you pumped with the latest from the bodybuilding world.
140 PRIME-TIME MUSCLE
Dave Goodin explains how to reignite fat loss. Plus, testosterone therapy and the sugar-cancer connection. Must-read stuff here, gang.
150 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Coach Bill Starr’s last installment on sets, reps and getting strong—plus, just how good is a blender breakfast?
160 READERS WRITE
Killer cover, next-generation muscle, jerky beef and awesome arms.