64 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 109
Static contraction for a mass reaction. The TEG men hold to grow.
90 BRICK BY BRICK
Ron Harris’ consistency plan for building your ultimate physique.
106 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 40
How to set up a time to grow and why staying too lean is the no-gain scene.
114 SUPERSIZE THIS!
Jerry Brainum’s scientific take on fast food. (Ronald McDonald is toast!)
136 DETAILED DENSITY
Cory Crow analyzes Mark Perry’s rugged-back training program.
146 HMB CONTROVERSY
Jacob Wilson and Gabriel Wilson explore the research to determine who can benefit musclewise from using this controversial supplement.
162 MUSCLE FIBER FACT AND FICTION
New research on fast-twitch fibers rewrites the textbooks.
174 40 IS THE NEW 20, PART 2
Eric Broser’s complete workout program for getting bigger and better with age.
186 GET BIG & STRONG
From the Bodybuilding.com archives, Michael Roussell outlines a best-of-both-worlds workout.
A quick Q&A on everything from volume vs. intensity to lower-lat growth to building a massive muscular base with 3D Positions of Flexion.
Sasha Brown unveils her muscular curves—prepare to slam on your brakes.
244 PROFILE: DARREM CHARLES
D.C. talks: A personal peek at the proportionate pro.
256 HEAVY DUTY
John Little channels Mike Mentzer’s intensity.
266 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Part 2 of Coach Bill Starr’s Bigger, Stronger, Younger—how and when to start youngsters on a strength-training program.
28 TRAIN TO GAIN
How to build a big, bad chest, to squat or not, and Joe Horrigan on pullovers.
44 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin explains how to rest for strength.
52 EAT TO GROW
Best creatine-loading method and gaining with protein and carbs during training.
74 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen constructs pec-pounding programs for a chest that’ll impress.
82 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin talks competitive encouragement and the benefits of training with your better half.
86 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman analyzes the stretch and how it can etch muscle detail.
208 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s world-of-bodybuilding coverage—plus, four Rising Stars.
224 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser has more on Mark Dugdale’s “Driven” DVD, a review of the new e-book X-Rep Update #1 and set-by-set warmup protocols for bigger results.
228 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum explains the pros and cons of growth hormone for athletes.
248 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s USA pict-O-rama, plus—another women’s bodybuilding legend.
276 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
The overflowing riches of iron and steel from Dave Draper. Plus, sexy time, nap for knowledge and The Lean Body Promise book review.
288 READERS WRITE
Gangbuster gladiator, castration accusation and X-traordinary gains.