Our September issue starts with a blockbuster cover starring two fitness icons—Monica Brant and Clark Bartram—and brings you their insights on how to shape up, stay motivated and make it in the fitness business. Great stuff from a couple of stars who are truly the voice of experience! And speaking of shaping up, we’ll have another inspiring transformation story, the Lucky 7 leg workout and more ripping secrets from Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc. The September IRON MAN hits newsstands the first week of August.
42 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 155
The TEG guys get growing with Pre-Ex 3X, rest/pause and drop sets. Complete workouts here, along with loads of train-to-gain analysis.
Model metamorphosis: Kelsey Byers went from 175 pounds and 30 percent bodyfat down to 135 and 12 percent. Here’s how she did it to become a fitness model.
72 IN CLARK WE TRUST
Clark Bartram, America’s most trusted fitness professional, is in shredded shape at 48. L.T. gets him to reveal his motivation secrets, workout program and diet.
90 LUCKY 7s
Roger Lockridge outlines a blueprint for building lower-body size and burning in shocking striations.
94 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris busts some long-held beliefs about getting in ripped shape—and it starts with taking a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror. Time to reach your boiling point and get it done.
100 YOUNG GUNS
Cory Crow gets the lowdown on up-and-coming physique star Parker Cote’s arm training. Good stuff for packing more size on your bi’s and tri’s.
106 X-FIT: DELOAD TO GROW
Shawn Bellon lays out a quick medium-intensity routine to encourage full recovery and enhance muscle growth and conditioning.
110 10 KEYS TO GETTING BIG BEYOND BELIEF
Ben Tatar put together this get-big hit list to help you unleash extreme hypertrophy. Lots of motivating madness, too, so you go into beast mode.
Fitness icon Monica Brant is back on track—as in competitive sprinting—and she’s looking as hot and fit as ever. Great pics and an intriguing Q&A.
126 ACCENTUATE THE NEGATIVE
Roger Schwab explores the incredible innovation that is X-Force, new machines that shift into a heavier, fiber-activating negative stroke on every rep. It’s a recipe for major muscle in record time.
20 TRAIN TO GAIN
Book review on The New Brawn Series, best-chest training tactics and Joe Horrigan looks at effective lower-back attacks.
30 EAT TO GROW
Jerry Brainum on how to extend muscle protein synthesis for more growth. Plus, Jamie Eason’s orange almond biscotti recipe.
54 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen explains how to eat to grow bigger and stronger. Also, his views on preacher curls.
60 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman analyzes the mass-building power of 10—a German Volume Training shock tactic.
64 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin talks about shattering strength plateaus.
128 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum’s alarming research on testosterone and sleep.
132 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. takes you up, down and round the world of bodybuilding.
140 PRIME-TIME MUSCLE
Shred master Dave Goodin discusses get-ripped tips, tricks and mistakes. Plus, black pepper as a fat fighter.
150 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bill Starr has more on sets, reps and getting strong. Plus, beautiful Stacy Naito, fit to thrive at 45. Beauty with abs!
160 READERS WRITE
Ideal physique, transformation motivation and was it real?