OUR BIGGEST ISSUE EVER!!!
86 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 113
The TEG men analyze rep range and exercise change for big mass gains.
126 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 44
Ron Harris explains why striking a balance in the gym breeds success.
134 EVERY DARK CLOUD HAS ONE
Find the silver lining, and you can turn any negative excuse into a positive.
150 IG-BACK AWAKENING
Try Derik Farnsworth’s lats-and-traps jolt for new width and thickness.
166 UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Jerry Brainum looks at booze and bodybuilding, with a wine chaser.
190 HIGH-FREQUENCY FOCUS TRAINING
C.S. Sloan outlines a complete workout for renewing growth and strength.
206 HEAVY DUTY
John Little fields questions on Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty diet beliefs.
218 BUILDING BICEPS
Cory Crow delves into Mark Perry’s workout for shaping perfect peaks.
Holman and Lawson on the whys and wherefores of cardio and stretching.
232 GPLC: ANABOLIC INFLATION
Richard Bloomer, Ph.D., looks at glycine propionyl-L-carnitine for muscle pump.
248 SCIENTIFIC CARDIO, PART 2
The Wilson brothers on nonexercise-activity thermogenesis—NEAT fat burning.
254 LEGENDS OF BODYBUILDING
Rod Labbe’s Q&A with the physique artist Rory Leidelmeyer.
How to avoid it if you want to gain. From the Bodybuilding.com archives, Eric Broser lays out eight rules to get you growing.
286 POWER SURGE
Sean Katterle looks back at Doug Hepburn’s amazing raw strength.
298 THE NEW MR. OLYMPIA
Dramatic full-page photos of Dexter Jackson’s Mr. O-winning physique.
320 ARNOLD CLASSIC PREVIEW
Lonnie Teper handicaps the clash in Columbus—with big eye-popping pics.
352 PROFILE: LIONEL BROWN
The L Train rolls out everything from his favorite exercise to his bodypart split.
364 FEMININE MUSCLE
Bill Dobbins makes a case for the developed female form—and illustrates his points with full-page images of some of his best shots.
378 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr concludes his discussion on enhancing endurance.
40 TRAIN TO GAIN
Muscle size and cardio lies, plus Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine.
60 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin presents lessons from Vince Gironda, the Iron Guru.
72 EAT TO GROW
The latest creatine studies, whey data and carcinogens to go.
102 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen’s more-muscle-now plan and fat-loss facts.
112 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin outlines a power-bodybuilding workout for new strength and size.
118 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman explains how to loosen up to unleash growth.
278 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser unearths more cool Web sites, reviews “The Secret” DVD and discusses how to incorporate stretching into a bodybuilding routine.
314 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum on steroid-induced muscle gains. Do they last?
336 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s world of bodybuilding. Plus, more from Muscle Beach.
356 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s look at the ladies who lift, leap and quarter-turn.
388 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Review of The Answer, BodySpace Physique of the Month and how marijuana may benefit aging brains.
400 READERS WRITE
Better-than-ever Shredder, Ben the great, and organize for size.