This month we celebrate Arnold’s b-day with his classic arm-mass workout—specifically, how he built his sky-high bi’s. Gene Mozée was there and has all the peak-perfecting particulars from the Oak himself. Plus, there will be plenty of eye-popping pics. Speaking of legendary programs, we’ll also have IM founder Peary Rader’s classic 20-rep-squat program—known to pack on up to 30 pounds of muscle in one month! It’s an old-school tool for serious size, strength and toughness.
Steve Holman outlines the pathways to total growth and how to make sure you get all your muscles to maximize size.
True tales of how the Oak built his bad-ass biceps—from Gene Mozée. Complete workouts included.
Ben Tatar takes you through the hardcore paces to rev your beast mode and get you growing like crazy.
Can you actually lose fat while you eat? Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, looks at ripping up from a unique perspective.
Mike Mahler revives an old-school tactic for fostering size, strength and mental toughness—with a nod to IM founder Peary Rader.
How Ryan Stafford took his adolescent body into muscular manhood with an extra 45 pounds of brawn in less than three years.
Roger Lockridge teaches you how to use staggered sets to turn a weak bodypart into a winner.
“How hard do you need to train?” Ron Harris explains how gym intensity can be deceptive—no screaming and yelling required.
Greg Zulak digs deep for some forgotten exercises that will get your upper back popping.
Cornell Hunt discusses doing weightlifting complexes to build solid strength and off-the-charts conditioning.
Bikini competitor Amber Dawn Orton pursues her pro card with a knockout physique.
If it’s broke, fix it; slow negatives for power; and building mass down under.
Jerry Brainum looks at the latest research on beta-alanine. Plus, the Nutrition Alchemist analyzes the traditional diet.
IFBB pro Ben White reveals how to round out your glutes.
Coach Charles Poliquin discusses tension time and muscle.
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen on competition for motivation.
Vince Del Monte says you can destroy plateaus with isometronics.
Jerry Brainum explores the pros and cons of DHT from testosterone. Not so evil after all?
L.T.’s got what’s goin’ on in bodybuilding—from college sports to the big, bad boys and girls.
Avoid brain drain. Plus, high-end hypertrophy progression.
Coach Bill Starr latest strength-training insights, and Ruth Silverman’s always-entertaining babe-appalooza Pump & Circumstance.
Sunset salute, great Scott, and I lift, therefore IM.