82 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 45
Get the fat-burning party started by revving up your growth hormone in the gym. Here’s how to do it.
94 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
If you want upper-body power, you need tough cuffs. Bill Starr shows you how to bullet-proof your shoulders so you can toss around the big iron with ease and no pain.
112 THE LAT SHIFT
Heeeere’s Zulie. Greg Zulak chats about lats, including how you can get the most growth from the best exercises.
128 JOINTS ARE JUMPIN’
If your knees, shoulders, back or elbows leap onto the pain train during heavy exercises, Jerry Brainum may have the cure as in supplements that anoint your joints.
144 LEGENDARY MASS METHODS
C.S. Sloan advises old-time training tactics for new-age muscle.
156 BUILD ROCK-HARD MUSCLE FOR SUMMER
How to pack it on and rip it up so you look big and buff on the beach.
160 BODY-LICIOUS SWIMSUIT ENCORE
Our photo files are bursting at the seams with never-before-seen shots of beautiful babes. We decided to relieve some of the pressure with an encore presentation of hot bods in teeny bikinis that’ll get your summer started right.
212 HEAVY DUTY
John Little uncovers Mike Mentzer’s most productive routine. It’s all here: sets, reps and awesome intensity.
232 RESEARCH TEAM
It’s the new all-natural pro-hormone that will jack up your testosterone. Long Jack is here to pump you up in more ways than one. (Help, I’ve lost control of my hips again.)
242 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
John Little shows you how to use Max Contraction training to turn your guns Pow! into cannons Kaboom!
274 MS. INTERNATIONAL, FITNESS
INTERNATIONAL AND FIGURE
It’s the ladies’ turn to rock the house at the Arnold Fitness Weekend. Ruth Silverman critiques the physiques, as John Balik and Mitsuru Okabe provide the spot-on photography. (Plenty of hot bodies here, gang!)
34 TRAIN TO GAIN
Raising the dead, detail exercises and pumping GH.
56 EAT TO GROW
Is carnitine fat-burning gasoline? A new study fans the flames. Plus, the latest info on creatine loading.
70 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen discusses how to arm yourself with sleeve-stretching artillery.
78 CRITICAL MASS
It’s an eat-to-etch attitude. Steve Holman analyzes the proper diet mind-set for fat-to-muscle results.
90 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum’s latest research findings on ephedrine. Is it really killing people?
202 MUSCLE RESEARCH REPORT
Hard-hitting Q&As on thermogenesis, time under tension and fiber-filled foods.
Greg Zulak helps you reshape your biceps into cresting tsunamis. (Surf’s up, dude!)
228 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Jose Antonio, Ph.D., checks out new studies on the eat-fat/burn-fat phenomenon.
238 TRAIN WITH ZANE
Frank Zane’s decades of training wisdom help him create the perfect calf blast.
260 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T.’s got the bodybuilding buzz, as Ruth Silverman unleashes plenty of fitness fun. Jerry Fredrick keeps you howling and scowling with his off-the-wall Hot Shots.
308 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Laura Moore discusses those pesky in-the-mood swings. Plus, implants and suicide and fighting fat while you sleep.
320 READERS WRITE
Luscious Lena, the Ultimate Beef and breaking out the peter meter. (No, just keep the tape measure. Really.)