78 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 56
More drop sets’and barbell squats reenter the fray.
94 RESEARCH TEAM
The real skinny on fat burning’low carb, high protein.
112 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Grow solo. Bill Starr on the pros and cons of training alone at home.
128 NIGHT-OWL NUTRITION
Jerry Brainum looks at the research on eating at night and its impact on weight gain. And you don’t want to miss our six ripping tips and how to eat more to burn fat.
146 THE F WORD
It’s fabulous fiber, and here’s how to get its fat-dropping, health-bopping benefits.
154 SUCCESS STORY
James DeMelo’s physique was chopped down to weak by a terrible car crash. Here’s how he persevered and came back stronger.
164 JOE W-I-D-E-R
Part 2 of Eric Broser’s training prescription to get you taking up more space with boulder shoulders.
174 MUSCLES THE MCQUAY WAY
David Young talks to Stan McQuay about training, eating and competing’and his perfect proportions, of course.
182 HEAVY DUTY
More on Mike Mentzer and Nautilus HIT.
190 RAISING CALVES
Greg Zulak tells you how to blast the muscles down under. Throw those shrimps on the barbie, mate.
206 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
Get your guns a-blazin’. John Little tells you how.
222 HERCULEAN BACK TRAINING
Steve Reeves on building a godlike back.
IM Figure winner Abby Duncan shows her fit form.
250 STRONGMAN SUPER SERIES
Results and pics from Canada and Finland.
278 IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC AND MS. I
Monsters, muscles and mayhem in the Midwest.
30 TRAIN TO GAIN
Science looks at forced reps and ab facts and fallacy.
54 EAT TO GROW
How to flush fat, cardio draino (okay, we’re calling a plumber) and food terror at 48,000 feet.
74 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman responds to lactic-acid reflux.
104 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen on curls, calves and getting sore for mass.
120 TRAIN WITH ZANE
Mr. O asks, How slow should you go to grow?
124 ANABOLIC DRIVE
E-stim to get trim. Jose Antonio, Ph.D., has shocking news on fat loss.
Greg Zulak’s tips and tricks for pumping your pecs.
264 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s got muscle stuff from L.A. to Columbus (FitExpo to the Arnold), and Ruth Silverman’s been on the physique trail as well, camera in tow (snap those gorgeous gals, R.S.!). And there’s L.A. FitExpo pics here, too, beginning on page 275.
302 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum checks out chitosan as an ephedra alternative. Does it really block fat to trim your calories?
308 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Ironmind’s Randall Strossen, Ph.D., tells you how to move urgently upward’as in creating a need to succeed. There’s also a wacky quiz, champs mouthing off and loads of new stuff to buff you up.
320 READERS WRITE
Touched by an Angel, Giant Killer thriller and surge to purge (yes, one bodybuilder actually enjoyed yacking after a Size Surge workout’now, that’s intense!).