This month we have a Q&A with former NPC Team Universe champ Skip La Cour —his bodybuilding goals may have changed, but he’s still going to war with the weights five days a week. He’s also a motivational speaker, so be prepared to be inspired. Then the Wilsons outline how to fight off muscle loss, Jerry Brainum looks at resveratrol, and we’ll have a Body by Science book excerpt. Also, Hawaiian bodybuilding sensation Shavis Higa lays out his winning workout and diet.
72 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 117
The TEG men take 10×10 for a mass-building spin.
108 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 48
Ron Harris says you can’t have progress without progression.
118 SHAVIS HIGA
Growing in paradise—an intriguing interview with the up-and-coming Hawaiian muscle sensation.
136 HEAVY DUTY
John Little explores Mike Mentzer’s ideas on rebounding, overtraining and muscle gaining.
140 BODY BY SCIENCE
Incredible results with six-minute workouts. Doug McGuff, M.D., and John Little dissect the research.
156 GREG PLITT
Lonnie Teper gets the big story on the Hollywood body man who’s on-screen in the new “Terminator.”
168 GIFT OF THE GRAPE
Jerry Brainum explains the research on resveratrol, an amazing antiaging antioxidant.
182 CATABOLIC COMBAT
The Wilsons show you how to counter oxidative stress to pack on mass.
188 DUMBBELL PEC POUNDING
From the Bodybuilding.com archives: Layne Norton’s all-DB chest chiseler.
194 CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING BODYBUILDER
Drug-free champion Skip La Cour tells a scary tale of obsession, self-absorption and antisocial behavior.
Christine Pomponio-Pate is postpregnancy perfection. Mamma mia!
252 LOS ANGELES FITNESS EXPO HIGHLIGHTS
A look at the All American Strongman Challenge and the IRON MAN Curl Challenge.
266 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women’s Historian, looks back at the World Games.
282 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr outlines a workout plan for the busy man (and woman).
36 TRAIN TO GAIN
Two geezers and the size trip, pro training tips, and Joe Horrigan takes a new look at hip pain.
50 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin reveals the key exercise for eye-popping new arm size.
58 EAT TO GROW
Protein and fat burning. Plus, a review of Frank Zane’s High-Def Handbook.
88 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen’s strategies for avoiding front-delt stress.
96 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin on minimizing postcontest depression and maximizing condition retention.
100 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman’s DXO-to-grow technique.
204 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser checks out Jennifer Gates’ gorgeous site and provides plenty of P/RR/S mass-training advice.
240 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s always-entertaining look at the world of bodybuilding—plus, his Rising Stars.
260 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman takes a stroll on the women’s side of the physique sports, with her trusty camera capturing the curvaceous confluence.
274 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum’s exposé on the death of a figure competitor. Steroids, ephedrine and Cialis?
292 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bomber Blast, depression regression and the BodySpace Physique of the Month Jerry Shabazz.
304 READERS WRITE
New pain for record gains and incredible Lou.