Our March issue is all about wild workouts that work. C.S. Sloan outlines programs you can use to train insane for incredible gains—from 666 to 8×8 to one set to failure. Guaranteed, there’s something here to get you growing. Plus, national-level bodybuilder Brian Yersky reveals his complete big-back attack, and the TEG men continue their size safari with another back-to-basics mass blast. We’ll also have an interview with Aussie bodybuilder David Rylah on his Heavy Duty, Blood-and-Guts-style workouts. Find the March IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of February.
76 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 125
Attention big-gain hunters: Size Surgin’ safari time.
112 MASTER YOUR METABOLISM
From the Bodybuilding.com archives, Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., tells you how to burn fat faster.
122 STOP THE PRESSES!
Doug Brignole takes his 30-plus years of experience and throws the shoulder staple into the Dumpster.
134 AESTHETIC THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
Steve Holman talks with bodybuilder David Rylah about his blood-and-guts HIT workouts.
142 THE BIG MYTH, PART 2
Jerry Brainum concludes his look at prostate cancer and its link to testosterone.
150 MASS INSANITY
C.S. Sloan outlines four crazy workouts—666, 8×8 and more—for some serious size building.
170 EDDIE ROBINSON: FORCE OF NATURE
IRON MAN’s Legends of Bodybuilding honors the late-’80s and ’90s luminary: includes an in-depth interview, his workout and loads of inspiring pics.
192 POWER SURGE
Ryan “BenchMonster” Kennelly and Sean Katterle present advanced techniques for power benching.
202 HEAVY DUTY
John Little begins his analysis of Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty philosophy.
210 ARNOLD CLASSIC PREVIEW
Lonnie Teper checks out the freaky field for the big Columbus, Ohio, payday.
238 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: LEE BANKS
How the top heavyweight contender trains, eats and breathes the bodybuilding lifestyle.
246 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, looks back at the IFBB North American Championships.
Figure fireball Christina Vargas burns brightly as trainer, singer and up-and-coming bikini designer.
266 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Strength coach Bill Starr says there’s one true way to get big gains: Make it harder!
40 TRAIN TO GAIN
New-order mass method, jolt arm growth—plus, Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine.
54 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin makes the case: Use less variation for more size and strength.
62 EAT TO GROW
Unique fatty acid reduces bodyfat, and pyruvate is back as a mucle-and-leanness compound.
92 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen on sets, reps and intensity.
102 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free pro Dave Goodin tells tales of his recent international competitions.
106 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman looks at short, basic workouts for packing on mass.
160 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser surfs the Web and reviews the new X-traordinary Size Surge Workout.
224 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper analyzes the NPC Nationals and looks back at 20 years of the IRON MAN Pro.
234 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum concludes his update on the most dangerous drugs athletes are using.
240 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman gives you the goings-on from the Nationals—and elsewhere in the women’s side of the body sports.
276 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
MANformation, sexy smells and a review of The System, a dating book for horn dogs.
288 READERS WRITE
Best issue, Goodin the Great and new blood.