76 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 53
The back-to-basics approach continues, with specialization thrown in for good measure. You’ll find diets here too.
90 COMBO POWER
It was an Arnold favorite in his heyday (no, not psyching out opponents). Greg Zulak discusses synergistic alternates and lays out get-big routines for every bodypart.
112 N.O. TO GROW
Nitric oxide is a compound that can pump you up’in more places than one. You’ll grow with it, guaranteed.
122 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr on forging freaky forearms.
130 MODEL T
Clark Bartram and Mike O’Hearn turn up the testosterone during a gym-rattling workout.
152 RESEARCH TEAM
Macrobolic Nutrition can get you leaner and more muscular fast, even if you don’t do cardio. The pros use it, and so should you.
158 SHOCKING MASS
European researcher Michael G’ndill explores neuromuscular training, soreness and how to trigger amazing size and strength gains.
174 DRIVEN FROM WITHIN
Pete Siegel, R.H., gives you fuel to stoke your desire fire’mental methods champs use to reach critical mass.
190 SUCCESS STORY
How bodybuilding saved Pax Beale and brought him back from the dead’by Sophie Taggart, not Edgar Allan Poe.
212 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
John Little outlines how to specialize for more size.
222 HEAVY DUTY
Mike Mentzer on recovery as a factor in muscle building.
236 LEGENDS OF BODYBUILDING
David Young talks with Danny Padilla about his past and future (a Masters Olympia shot?). Giant Killer training programs included, along with plenty of classic photos.
Amber Deluca will have you screaming ‘Hallelujah!’ Wow.
276 ARNOLD CLASSIC PREVIEW
Lonnie Teper’s got the goods on the greatest body show on earth.
34 TRAIN TO GAIN
Buff cuff for better benching, HITing bodyfat and secrets to huge biceps. New sportsmedicine column is here too.
56 EAT TO GROW
The lean scene: a look at bodyfat testing. Plus, DHEA makes a comeback.
70 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman on the once-a-week tweak for hardgainer beef.
84 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen’s 100 pounds of muscle and building a bigger bench press.
104 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Jose Antonio, Ph.D., tells you how to pump up with periodization.
234 TRAIN WITH ZANE
The former Mr. O reveals the exercise stack that packed his back.
282 NEWS & VIEWS
The contest season is about to begin, and Lonnie Teper and Ruth Silverman have loads of hot stuff on all the big names. And speaking of heat, Jerry Fredrick’s Hot Shots are here to fan the flames.
294 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum’s got new research on GH and the anabolic chase as well as other tidbits on the anti-aging hormone.
Greg Zulak’s training tips and tricks, part 2.
306 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Ironmind’s Randall Strossen, Ph.D., discusses backing off vs. pouring it on. Plus, we have another wild quiz to test your brain (and funny bone).
318 READERS WRITE
Squat rot, Coleman’s megamass and hyperbolic methods revealed.