72 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 50
Wow! TEG turns 50. Time for more fiber activation, which means a few more movements. (Don’t worry, it’s about training your muscles, not your digestive tract.)
84 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr gives you his unique perspective on bullet-proofing your midsection.
92 RESEARCH TEAM
A new study suggests that Patrick Arnold’s 6-OXO can jack up testosterone. You gotta try this stuff ASAP!
98 SUCCESS STORY
Todd Smith says bodybuilding is the greatest gift he ever gave himself. Yep, he’s one gifted bodybuilder all right.
108 GOOD FAT, MORE MUSCLE
Ori Hofmekler chews the fat with Udo Erasmus, diet guru and author of Fat That Heals, Fat That Kills.
132 MASS RULES
Greg Zulak explores some off-the-wall theories on building more muscle’like working as hard as possible on every single rep.
158 STEVE REEVES, PART 3
John Little continues the saga of the man, the legend.
180 HEAVY DUTY
It’s Q&A time, and Mike Mentzer’s got the answers’from motivation to stimulation.
188 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
John Little gives Max Contraction a rest and suggests some rotation for recuperation and a change of pace.
194 BLOOD SIMPLE, PART 2
Jerry Brainum continues his research on testing for elements that contribute to optimal gains and health.
Timea Majorova’s got the look, but her photos may cause eye strain. You’ve been warned.
244 MIND OF A CHAMPION
The mind plays an integral part in your success. Arnold knows it, and so does Pete Siegel, a registered hypnotist who teaches you how to visualize for new size.
256 MASTODONS RETURN TO MISSOURI
It’s the ’03 American Strongman Championship, and Jan Todd, Ph.D., was there for the titanic clash.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
The lowdown on leg training, ode to the squat and top-down shoulder shaping.
54 EAT TO GROW
Whey more than a muscle builder. Plus, the lean scene: how low carbs can up bodyfat burn-off.
68 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman delves into the rep-out-to-rip-up controversy. (It may work after all.)
80 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen explores the pain game and how to stay sane and train around shoulder strain.
104 ANABOLIC DRIVE
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Jose Antonio, Ph.D., says protein from the sea can color you big.
Bombs away! Greg Zulak discusses derailing disgusting digestive diesel’you know, those embarrassing stink bombs from the bowels of hell. (Oh, no, it’s squat day.)
168 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Ephedra epitaphs from Jerry Brainum. Plus, Chemical Muscle covers pro-hormones that work.
208 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper, Ruth Silverman and Jerry Fredrick keep you up on the new, while John Balik reports on the older crew’from the Association of Oldetime Barbell & Strongmen reunion in New York.
222 TRAIN WITH ZANE
The Sultan of Symmetry says it’s wise to visualize.
276 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
How to develop the confidence to connect’with hot babes, of course.
288 READERS WRITE
Tactical alert, honks from Horn and babes like big bods.