In the next issue, learn how to get more work out of your workout, turn stubborn calves into diamond calves, and train like a Men’s Physique star. Plus, find out how IFBB Bikini champion Ashley Kaltwasser makes excellence look easy. The February issue of Iron Man hits newsstands February 1.
48 GOLDEN GIRL: ASHLEY KALTWASSER
Three-time Olympia Bikini
Champion Ashley Kaltwasser takes a surprisingly low-stress approach to crafting her unbelievable body.
60 DIAMOND CALVES
The lower legs can be one of the most stubborn parts of the body when it comes to adding size. Our training plan puts your calves in a “do or die” situation where growth is the only option.
70 GERMAN VOLUME TRAINING
Do you want to add 10 pounds of muscle? If so, check out our multi-stage plan that utilizes one of the most-proven mass strategies in weightlifting history.
78 HMB: DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK
You’ve heard about HMB for years, but new research suggests it’s time you tried it. The underrated supplement helps build muscle, speeds recovery, and delivers some pleasantly surprising health benefits.
86 FROM LOL TO SWOLE
Get ready for the fastest pump of your life. Our hyper-efficient superset-driven arm workout will have you in and out of the gym—with your biceps bursting—in record time.
16 TRAIN TO GAIN
The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man crawl is the perfect exercise for improving total-body strength and mobility while promoting a sinewy and functional physique. Also, check out our picks for the best back-friendly work products on the market.
24 TWIG TO BIG
Is Internet porn sabotaging your gains in the gym? Don’t laugh, there’s some serious science to putting the “mass” back in “self-massage.”
28 FAT LOSS RESEARCH
A collection of cutting-edge discoveries that support you in the fight against fat.
30 MUSCLE RESEARCH
Science you can use when it comes to developing a full and muscular physique.
32 EAT TO GROW
Our nutrition PhD explains the value of lowering your blood pressure after a hard training session, and discusses the foods that can help you do it.
40 NUTRITION RESEARCH
The latest information on how to use food and supplements to lift harder, look better, and live longer.
44 GO PRO
Professional model and physique nutrition expert Thomas DeLauer explains his unique approach to finding the right macronutrient ratio for you.
94 EXTREME TRAINING
Take your workouts to the next level with this specialized program created by our hardcore training expert.
98 HYBRID TRAINING
Metroflex LBC owner Eddie Avakoff explains why muscle-crazy lifters who are hell-bent on hypertrophy can benefit from a good dose of cardio (gasp!).
100 NEWS & VIEWS
Professional MC and industry raconteur Lonnie Teper introduces Iron Man readers to bodybuilding royalty, a legacy that might just be the Next Big Thing.
Anti-aging specialists Dr. Brett Osborn and Jay Campbell discuss the recent headline-grabbing TAME trial and the powerful potential of metformin.
112 THE FINAL WORD
Our readers have the final say.