Our September issue has an over-40 flavor, beginning with Danny Hester. Lonnie Teper quizzes the now 40 proponent of perfect proportions on everything from his latest doings to carving abs like cubed granite. We also take a look at 50-something Lee Apperson’s biceps-building secrets, delve into legendary bodybuilder Chet Yorton’s life and training—he’s still at it with an incredible physique at 71—and explore a before-and-after transformation of a 45-year-old professional skydiver. Plus, Jerry Brainum has exciting research on slowing the aging process.
62 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 131
Negative-accentuated sets plus power/density equals mega-muscle immensity.
84 PRIME-TIME BICEPS BUILDING
Cory Crow explores Lee Apperson’s change-to-gain mass training.
92 WEIGHTLIFTING 101
Coach Bob Takano retools your lifting technique.
100 COMING OF AGES
Jerry Brainum digs into the research on advanced glycation end products—how they age you and what you can do about it.
118 TIME WARP
Lonnie Teper talks with Danny Hester, master of muscle symmetry—and check out those abs!
132 FROM OVERFED TO RIPPED TO SHREDS
Middle-aged chow hound Rob Ross meets pro bodybuilder Dave Fisher—and the results are ripped-tacular beyond belief.
142 LEGENDS OF BODYBUILDING: CHET YORTON
Rod Labbe interviews the drug-free wonder who’s still built to the hilt at 70 years old. Here’s how he does it. (Remember him in “Muscle Beach Party”?)
164 MIDLIFE METAMORPHOSIS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Brian Konzelman gives you loads of tips on how you can remake your physique through middle age and beyond.
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson help you light the fuse to the big-muscle bomb and reveal how to get a bodypart bigger after only one workout.
174 NEW MOTION MACHINES
Dave Goodin interviews Kurt Edeker, D.C., creator of the revolutionary new muscle machinery based on full-range fiber activation.
178 HEAVY DUTY
A classic column from Mike Mentzer on Heavy Duty training.
Cover gal Shelly Pinkerton unveils her body beauty—hard curves ahead.
212 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: JOE ROMINE
How the up-and-coming champ eats and trains to undress for success.
224 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, looks at the Junior Nationals.
234 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr provides a back-to-the-future slant on ab training—while visiting a nudist camp.
24 TRAIN TO GAIN
Dutch delt developer, stage sets and Joe Horrigan analyzes ab injuries.
38 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin looks at long workouts and fast calves.
48 EAT TO GROW
New anticatabolic supplement—plus, have you had your pond scum today?
72 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen discusses the best rep range for triggering gains.
78 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin reports on his ’10 Texas Shredder Classic.
80 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman throws down some wicked-awesome mass-building tips.
186 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum checks out the research on steroids and blood pressure.
204 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s behind-the scenes look at competitive bodybuilding, including his USA picks. Plus, Teper’s Rising Stars.
216 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s take on the women of the Cal—that’s some talent pool.
244 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
More MANformation, uplifting massage and how drinking soda may age you faster. Yikes!
256 READERS WRITE
Stars of yesteryear, beauty unbound and bigger arms in one week.