Our December issue features an interview with big Dan Hill, a new pro who can help you grow. The man is intense—and immense! We’ve also got Part 2 of our interview with notorious Bodybuilder X, who has more to say about training with the Mentzers and a strategy for building maximum mass drug-free. Listen up: This cat’s got decades of experience under his lifting belt. Then Canadian muscle star Antoine Vaillant lays out a freaky leg workout that could lay you out. Follow it at your risk—of building massive quads. Plus, we’ll have full Mr. Olympia coverage from Vegas. Find the December IRON MAN on newsstands now!
56 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 134
Hit the growth threshold with 4X training, and you’ll build new mass—guaranteed.
80 INTENSITY FOR IMMENSITY
New pro Dan Hill, 24, works at getting huge—in and out of the gym.
98 HORMONE HIJACK
Is the environment stealing your muscle gains? It’s very possible, and Jerry Brainum has some solutions.
116 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris hammers home some old-school iron wisdom: Treat all your children the same.
120 CANADIAN WHEELS
Cory Crow gets the lowdown on Antoine Vaillant’s all-over-the-map leg zap.
132 MUSCLE-BUILDING MYTHS EXPOSED
Bodybuilder X reveals more truths about drug use and the HIT hoax. Plus, his prescription for building mass drug-free.
150 IM’s ICONIC IMAGES
More legendary photos that define bodybuilding, its history and its future.
158 IFBB MR. OLYMPIA
The best bodybuilder in the world is crowned in Las Vegas. Did Cutler cut it again, or is there a new king in the city of sin?
The Blank Facts: Beautiful Mandy Blank, a name synonymous with fitness past, has still got the look—and the physique. Wow!
192 6 BIG-BACK-ATTACK TIPS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Christian Seufert presents a half dozen mass makers to rev up your rear view.
212 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: MARC MEGNA
Conditioning specialist Marc Megna gives an inside look at what makes him tick and the training program and diet that make his muscles thick.
224 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, highlights more greats in Britain—feminine muscle with an English accent.
234 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr outlines your plan for shaping great glutes—your seat of power.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Rx for lagging pecs, explosive reps and bench press shoulder stress.
38 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin discusses intrarep pauses for size and strength.
44 EAT TO GROW
Does fish oil interfere with muscle growth? Plus, vitamin D toxicity.
66 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen delves into the basics of training and eating for more muscle.
74 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin analyzes his IFBB pro debut and describes how he did it drug-free.
76 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman says do this, not that, to grow muscle fast.
178 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum has new info on kidney disease in steroid users—and a possible new ephedrine.
204 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper plays the name game, plus bodybuilding news from all over and Teper’s Rising Stars.
216 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman has the early-fall action from the female body sports. Gal photos galore here.
244 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Ways you can gain supreme confidence, how to use lighter weights to build muscle and the BodySpace Physique of the Month.
256 READERS WRITE
Legendary Chet Yorton, midlife motivation and the greatest size program ever!