78 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 116
The TEG men explore the power of 10-as in 10 sets of 10 reps-with a unique variation for adding size.
112 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 47
Ron Harris describes how to restart gains by getting creative.
122 SEAN HARLEY
The IM/BodySpace Model Search champ thinks fit to win.
136 ALLISON ETHIER
How she turned up the heat to win the IM/BodySpace Model Search women’s division.
154 HEAVY DUTY
John Little has Mike Mentzer’s takes on rep cadence and negative training.
158 PROOF BEFORE PROMISES, PART 2
Jerry Brainum interviews top nutrition scientist Anthony Almada.
168 TRICEPS TORCHER
Mark Perry explains how to brutalize your tri’s in the gym.
182 GOALS TO GAIN
The Wilson brothers discuss ways to envision success.
194 IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC
The best bodies in the world storm Columbus-and the winner is…
222 POWER SURGE
Sean Katterle talks with bench press powerhouse Ray Hickman.
256 PROFILE: ABBAS KHATAMI
How he’s training, eating and planning to break into the pro ranks.
266 FEMME PHYSIQUE
New series: IFBB Women’s Historian Steve Wennerstrom provides perspective on women’s bodybuilding past and present.
282 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr helps you build stronger, more secure shoulders.
36 TRAIN TO GAIN
Bi’ size, squat stance and Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine column.
50 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin talks Romanian deadlifts and hardgainer tactics.
60 EAT TO GROW
Anabolic limits of protein, new beta-alanine research and an easy way to shorten workouts and make better gains.
92 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen has a blueprint for losing fat, not muscle.
100 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin gets into motivation and first-contest strategies.
104 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman on the Jurassic spark known as X Reps.
232 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser checks out legendary bodybuilder Berry DeMey’s site-with surprising results-plus, he reviews Chris Faildo’s new DVD.
240 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s all over the Arnold Classic, and he’s got Rising Stars too.
260 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman checks out the female-physique fest at the Arnold.
274 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum’s concluding commentary on natural testosterone boosters.
292 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Take me to your dumbbells, surf your brain waves and germ warfare.
304 READERS WRITE
Women with muscle, IM throwback and back-attack believer.