Our January issue has an over-40 theme with a mighty twist: 50-year-old pro bodybuilder Dave Goodin reveals his complete winter power-training program. It’s the perfect size and strength blitz to help you grow in the snow. Plus, we’ll have our annual Muscle-Science Roundup, with a review of the key studies from 2009 that you can use to get huge – and ripped – by spring. Also, Todd Jewel guides you to seam-splitting shoulders. Find the January IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of December.
68 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 123
Low-carb lowdown and the 50-year-old X-man.
96 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 54
Ron Harris’ second installment on facing judgment day—and hitting the stage with confidence.
104 MUSCLE-SCIENCE ROUNDUP
Seven recent research reports that can help you morph impressive mass and muscularity.
120 OLD-SCHOOL BODYBUILDING, SHREDDER STYLE
David Young gets some size-building secrets from IFBB pro Dave Goodin—plus Dave’s power workout.
142 CRITICAL CUTS
Melt fat fast and achieve that grainy look with this new ripping agent.
150 SPICE OF LIFE
Jerry Brainum delves into the research on curcumin and how it can improve health, longevity and workouts.
166 DIAMOND DELTS
Cory Crow digs deep into Todd Jewell’s brilliant shoulder-training strategy.
182 HEAVY DUTY
John Little looks back at how Mike Mentzer really trained, including his three-days-per-week Mr. America routine.
196 IRON MAN JAPAN
Publisher John Balik pays a visit to our sister publication across the Pacific.
200 MASS-BUILDING ECONOMICS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Steven Morris on workout allocation.
222 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: KEVIN JASONN ENGLISH
How the Olympia 202 Showdown winner builds maximum muscle with a shredded edge.
230 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, continues his in-depth look at the legendary California Championships.
236 IFBB MR. OLYMPIA
Dramatic full-page pics of the big dudes from bodybuilding’s biggest show.
250 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Strength coach Bill Starr offers proven strong-arm tactics for bulletproofing your wrists and elbows—so you can drive up monster weights with ease.
34 TRAIN TO GAIN
Squats, laterals and assorted training tips and tricks—plus, Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine.
48 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin talks strength training for MMA fighters.
54 EAT TO GROW
The myth of the balanced diet, the power of protein combos and more.
80 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen says to specialize for arm size.
88 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free bodybuilder Dave Goodin talks about how he achieved IFBB pro status.
92 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman analyzes the power pyramid and why it’s a megamass booster.
190 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser reviews Alpha Male Challenge and Jay Cutler’s site—plus, P/RR/S training.
208 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s behind-the-scenes Mr. Olympia commentary—direct from Vegas.
242 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum looks at the facts and figures on testosterone reduction and soy.
224 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman reports on the women of iron from Sin City. Cool pics of hot bods at the O.
258 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Skip La Cour’s new MAN-formation column, plus a review of Clarence Bass’ Great Expectations.
270 READERS WRITE
Fun in the sun, cover double take, genetics rule and fat-to-muscle results.