80 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 40
High-rep bodypart baptism for more fiber recruitment. Heres a controversial way to add size and strength.
108 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Tempo tactics from Bill Starr. The wily strength coach shows you how to mix it up for a big-gain power play.
130 ARCS, ANGLES AND PLANES OF MOTION
Greg Zulaks look at exercise form and functiontechnique tweaks so you can reach your muscular peak.
150 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR
Its our biggest, hottest, sexy swimsuit section ever. Almost 60 pages of gorgeous gals wearing almost nothing. Mmm! Might as well get the cold shower running, gang.
212 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL PREVIEW
The pro-season opener is shaping up to be a barn burner. Lonnie Teper gives you a peek at the top physiques looking to bust out big.
220 NO BONES ABOUT IT
Calcium can help you build bones and muscleand burn fat. Jerry Brainum has all the latest research.
232 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
Are you ready to get the muscle party started? John Littles excellent beginner program will get you reppin in the right direction.
250 PRO CARD FOR PLATZ
Canadian champ Mike Platz tells how he zapped the competition for a shot at the pose-for-pay ranks.
260 HEAVY DUTY
John Little provides a compendium of high-intensity principles and techniques. Lets HIT it!
272 IFBB MR. OLYMPIA
Did the Big Nasty do the deed in Vegas one more time? Lonnie Teper has the full story (but youll never guess who the crowd was screaming for).
304 IFBB MS. OLYMPIA
Another comeback queen. Ruth Silverman provides all the back-to-the-future commentary. What year is this?
318 IM RESEARCH TEAM
Loaded: The anabolic power of beer, er, um, insulin.
34 TRAIN TO GAIN
Strong-arm tactics for bigger guns, the no-grow throw (its a no-no) and the lower-leg lowdown for flare down there (no, not there; lower).
60 EAT TO GROW
Can creatine make you fat? A new study says maybe. Plus, how to avoid the rotund rebound.
Greg Zulak unleashes a forearm firestorm. Vascular, beefy lower arms can be yours. Its all in the wrist.
92 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen feels your painknee pain, that is. Heres how to minimize it for quad-blasting success.
100 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Invisible steroids? Jerry Brainum explains how athletes are beating the tests with designer drugs. (Calvin Clen, anyone?)
122 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman has hardgainer terminator tips to eradicate the skinny body.
148 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Jose Antonio, Ph.D., says weightlifting can make you 20 years younger. Its right there in the research.
292 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T.s got plenty of hot stuff from Sin City and the Mr. O, while Ruth Silverman keeps the fitness-beauty pipeline flowing in her Pump & Circumstance. And Jerry Fredricks camera catches folks primping, posing and pumping on and around Muscle Beach.
322 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Sexpert Laura Moore talks meeting, dating and mating. Plus, theres Clark Bartrams Fitness Modeling segment and David Chapmans Gallery of Ironmen (would you believe a muscle-movie star singing opera?).
334 READERS WRITE
Theres a bodybuilder of yesteryear proud to be granted legend status, news on academic muscle and how one guy gained nine pounds of muscle in one month.