Fitness model and professional spokesman Brandan Fokken is breaking barriers when it comes to physique athletes and mainstream opportunity. The December issue features include Big Bold Chest Workout, Killer Shoulders, Testosterone Replacement, and coverage of the First Annual Iron Man Halloween VIP Party where fitness meets fashion. Plus! Amber Dawn Fokken is December’s Smoking Hot Hardbody.
The December issue of Iron Man hits newsstands December 1.
56 FULL SPECTRUM CHEST
Are you tired of incline dumbbell presses and cable crosses? You should be. Iron Man’s own Mad Scientist devised an unorthodox chest workout that will hit your pecs like never before.
64 PRO BOWL TO PRO CARD
Former NFL superstar turned IFBB Physique contender Javon Walker brings elite athleticism and a world-class work ethic to the Men’s Physique stage. Will his experience help him spike the ball on the competition?
74 TESTOSTERONE AND THE MODERN MAN
Therapeutic testosterone is quietly becoming incredibly popular with men of all ages and backgrounds. Find out more about this painfully misunderstood treatment.
84 THE RED CARPET
Muscle and glamour met in the very heart of Hollywood as the fitness industry came out in droves for Iron Man’s Halloween VIP party.
88 HARDBODY: AMBER DAWN FOKKEN
Amber Dawn Fokken might be the perfect woman. Her life and mind are in balance but her body tilts dangerously to the “smoking hot” side of the scale.
14 TRAIN TO GAIN
Scientists from the American Council on Exercise found the three shoulder exercises that most effectively stimulate the muscle fibers in the delts. Next, explore some simple devices that can get you through a workout pain-free.
22 TWIG TO BIG
Fitness expert Vince DelMonte lays out five strategies to boost your mid-workout pump and explains why this is so important for hard-gainers.
26 FAT LOSS RESEARCH
A collection of cutting-edge discoveries that support you in the fight against fat.
28 MUSCLE RESEARCH
Science you can use when it comes to developing a full and muscular physique.
30 EAT TO GROW
Our nutrition expert clears up some pervasive myths that follow dietary fat and makes some clear recommendations about this vilified macronutrient.
36 NUTRITION RESEARCH
The latest information on how to use food and supplements to lift harder, look better, and live longer.
40 GO PRO
Professional model and former competitor Thomas DeLauer shares his favorite technique for creating a tight and tapered waistline.
96 EXTREME TRAINING
A plyo box might be one of the most versatile and valuable pieces of gear in the gym. From step-ups to box jumps, this simple cube can radically change your workouts and your body.
100 HYBRID TRAINING
Some guys refuse to deadlift. Eddie Avakoff, owner of the hardcore gym Metroflex LBC, explains why you don’t want to be that guy.
102 NEWS & VIEWS
Professional MC and industry raconteur Lonnie Teper gives his after-action report on the Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas and other international shows.
112 THE FINAL WORD
Our readers have the final say.