70 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 51
It’s all about getting and staying motivated. In winter the key is to go for strength’and new size will follow.
84 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr tells you how to get back in shape’and right around the first of the year. What a coincidence.
94 ARNOLD: BODYBUILDING’S ULTIMATE SUCCESS STORY
From Austrian immigrant to Mr. Olympia to governor of California. John Balik reflects on our man Arnold.
110 SUCCESS STORIES
You’re not gonna believe what these folks accomplished with their bodies’and it’s all thanks to an ironclad drive to thrive. Even our editor in chief’s wife got in on the before-and-after act. Miraculous muscle metamorphoses galore!
154 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
John Little goes Jack and the Beanstalk on us and tells us the story of giant sets. Prepare to get humongous’and crush Jack like the pint-sized peeping Tom he is!
162 GOOD FAT, MORE MUSCLE, PART 2
Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, talks about leaning out and muscling up.
176 RESEARCH TEAM
Glutamine is the most prevalent amino in muscle tissue, and now there’s a pure G supplement that’ll get you growing and glowing. Pass the Glutapure, dude.
184 STEVE REEVES, PART 4
John Little continues the herculean saga.
194 HEAVY DUTY
Quotes, instruction and inspiration from Mike Mentzer.
200 BLOOD SIMPLE, PART 3
Jerry Brainum on testing for optimal heart health.
Amber Littlejohn’s got it, and she’s not afraid to flaunt it.
216 IFBB MR. OLYMPIA
Was there an upset in Vegas? You bet: We lost money at blackjack. The contest? Turn to L.T.’s report and see.
240 HEAD GAMES
No, it’s got nothing to do with sex. It’s John Hansen’s guide to delt development.
30 TRAIN TO GAIN
Lee Labrada’s legendary training, how to get started buffing up your bod and preex effects.
54 EAT TO GROW
Water-weight creatine debate and pizza’s cancer-fighting power.
66 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman discusses how to serrate your serratus. He also outlines his fat-to-muscle diet.
80 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen’s thick tricks for a back that really clicks.
142 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Jose Antonio, Ph.D., has fun with fibers in a muscle-dissection insurrection. (Hybrid fibers, watch out!)
146 TRAIN WITH ZANE
The former Mr. O discusses muscle after midlife.
228 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper and Ruth Silverman dish up some delicious delicacies from the bodybuilding-and-fitness-news buffet, while Jerry Fredrick flashes everyone with his equipment (as in photography) for Hot Shots. And speaking of flashes, the Ms., Fitness and Figure Olympia results are here too.
254 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum unravels the amazing fat-burning power of growth hormone. He’s also uncovered interesting research concerning steroid addiction.
260 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Ironmind’s Randall Strossen, Ph.D., tells you how to grow with the flow. Plus, there’s jealous-jerk advice and the scoop on how not to eat, drink and be poisoned.
272 READERS WRITE
Great Scott and his morphing biceps, at war with the weights and Reeves reactions.