Our August issue begins with an in-depth interview with Matus Valent, a European fitness athlete who has that special beach-body look—and abs for days. This dude motivates! Then we’ve got an insider’s perspective on prison muscle. A former resident describes what it’s like to train in the big house and how inmates get jacked— plus what he’s doing now to keep up the muscle-building attack. We’ll also have another Muscle and Power column from mega-strong pro bodybuilder Ben White.
Erik Eriksson went from 30 percent bodyfat to 7—dropping more than 100 pounds. Incredible! Here’s how he did it.
Eric Serrano, M.D., and Scott Mendelson reveal how to break through barriers to incinerate fat—just like that!
TRAIN, EAT, GROW 166
New studies, ideas and theories revolving around the TORQ mass-building method—bodypart bombers included.
Matus Valent went from volleyball on the beach to modeling his physique. David Young gets the story—plus his motivation, workouts and diet.
15-MINUTE DELT DEMOLITION
Roger Lockridge shows you how to tear down your shoulders to reconstruct them—with shocking results.
Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, outlines methods for getting superlean without becoming mean.
BODYBUILDING BEHIND BARS
Clark Bartram interviews Chris Larkin, whose 27 years behind bars changed his life and his physique. Don’t miss his innovative jail-cell workout.
A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris on high reps and how and when you can use them to pack on the huge.
Cornell Hunt outlines a complete bodyweight blast—a no-equipment route to full-body muscle.
TWIG TO BIG
David Young interviews Vince Del Monte, the Skinny Guy Savior, who gained 40 pounds of muscle in only 24 weeks. He ain’t Skinny Vinny now!
Steve Holman gives you the lowdown on static holds and how they can bring explosive new growth.
IFBB figure pro and graphic designer Jessie Hilgenberg sculpts to inspire. She’ll set your motivation on fire.
TRAIN TO GAIN
Attack your back like Big Mac. Plus, Joe Horrigan addresses the question, Can we train too much?
EAT TO GROW
Jerry Brainum explores the meat-carnitine-cardiovascular connection, and Jose Antonio, Ph.D., takes a bite out of lowfat diets.
MHP MUSCLE AND POWER
IFBB pro Ben White looks at the best way to squat, vegan diets and eating to get massive.
Coach Charles Poliquin on Olympic lifts for fat loss.
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen answers the three key questions about building muscle.
Jerry Brainum explores hypertrophy and estrogen.
NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. has the latest insider info from the world of bodybuilding, physique, fitness, figure and bikini. Whew!
Building middle-age mass with beef, recovery from shoulder surgery and two super muscle-size tactics.
Coach Bill Starr gives his unique look at building calves, the legendary Robby Robinson trains at Gold’s and “coregasms.”
Best stress for chest, beautiful blonde and old guys rule.