Our August issue has a familiar Austrian theme—as in blockbuster photos of the Oak in his prime. We’ve come across more rare shots of Arnold that we have to share, just in time to celebrate his birthday. We’ll also have an interview with legendary drug-free bodybuilder Bob Gallucci. He was considered very Arnold-esque in his heyday, and he tells how he did it sans anabolics. Then Jerry Brainum delves into fasting. Is it good for you? Will it help you drop that last bit of bodyfat? J.B. has all the answers. Find your August IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of July.
58 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 130
Accentuate the negative for positive mass gains.
86 KHATAMIC-BOMB BACK TRAINING
Cory Crow takes you into the gym for Abbas Khatami’s blow-it-up back attack.
100 STAY HUNGRY?
Jerry Brainum delves into the research on fasting. Can it make you leaner faster—and is it even healthy?
116 FIBER-SPLITTING, CHEST-CHISELING MASS WORKOUT
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Roger Lockridge pushes the no-flat-bench road to perfect pecs.
122 NEW MOTION MACHINES
Dave Goodin takes the new full-range mass-building machines for a test drive. Breakthrough stuff here, gang!
128 THE PROFESSOR OF MUSCLE
David Young’s exclusive interview with Bob Gallucci, the legendary lifetime drug-free bodybuilder—now 59 years old. Here are the secrets of how he built an Arnold-esque physique without drugs.
146 HEAVY DUTY
John Little answers questions about Mike Mentzer’s beliefs and his high-intensity system of training.
154 WEIGHTLIFTING 101
Coach Bob Takano compares the snatch and the clean and jerk.
To celebrate the Oak’s 63rd birthday, we present classic photos of him by legendary lensman Gene Mozée.
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson hit you with three shocking fat-burning facts; plus, minimal cardio and maximum abs—let ’em rip!
196 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: ZINJUN CROON
How the up-and-coming muscle machine eats and trains for onstage success.
208 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, looks at the ecstacy and misery of competing as a middleweight.
218 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr comes to the defense of the overhead press. It strengthens the rotators—and it won’t do damage unless your form sucks.
28 TRAIN TO GAIN
You’ve already won, 4X finisher and behind-the-neck-press pain.
40 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin looks at erectors, power racks and box squats.
46 EAT TO GROW
New creatine research and how to jack up your gains with herb power.
70 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen outlines a beginning natural-bodybuilding program.
78 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin’s strategy for building a better back. Dead-on advice here.
80 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman gives you the low-rep muscle-mass lowdown.
170 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum analyzes the research on growth hormone—and explodes a few myths.
188 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s insider look at the world of muscle. Plus, Teper’s Rising Stars.
200 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s unique peek at the New York Pro—Bikini and Women’s Bodybuilding. Whoa!
228 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
More MANformation, sex for health and how to be happy.
240 READERS WRITE
Military muscle, weight training for antiaging and Stan is the man.