Our March issue gets a mass-with-class blast from the past. L.T. does the Q&A thing with none other than legendary Lee Labrada. You won’t believe Lee’s mind-blowing size and condition at age 51. He’ll reveal all his secrets, from his growth-threshold workout to his dial-it-in diet. Next, we hit the squat rack with pro Derik Farnsworth. True, he’s 5’2″, but he recently squatted 405—for 30 reps (yes, in a row)! We’ll give you the full story and his magic leg-training methods. Also, Mr. America Doug Brignole expounds on his new findings regarding a better way to pack on muscle—exciting stuff! Find the March IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of February.
50 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 149
The TEG guys explore muscle-building time under tension and the size-to-strength link.
80 SMOKIN’ WHEELS
How IFBB pro Derik Farnsworth lowers the boom on his bottom half. Would you believe 405-pound squats for 30 reps? Whoa!
90 LEE LABRADA: THAT’S INCREDIBLE
Lonnie Teper interviews Mr. Mass With Class, who’s still covered in cuts, symmetry and size. His workout and diet are here too.
106 WHATEVER IT TAKES
Sixty-year-old competitive bodybuilder Tony DiCosta lays out techniques to keep you improving your physique—no matter what your age.
116 X-FILES: THE ULTIMATE FAT-BURNING SUPPLEMENT
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson discuss a forgotten natural compound that can help you blast off bodyfat—and build more muscle too. Good stuff to get you buff!
118 THE PERFECT MASS-BUILDING SPLIT
Steve Holman’s blueprint for dividing and conquering your workout for major mass gains. This is a very cool twist!
128 THE BEST MUSCLE-BUILDING METHOD I FORGOT I KNEW
Mr. America Doug Brignole redisovers high-fatigue training and sends his muscle gaining through the roof. He’s excited and re-ignited!
Beverly Hills bombshell Amrit Dhaliwal fuses glamour and fitness with exotic beauty. Wow!
150 WHAT THE HECK IS CROSSFIT?
And can it get you big and ripped? Joel Feinberg answers those questions and more about this popular breed of nonstop blitzing and blasting.
156 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris gives you the ammunition you need to stay in shape for the long haul—bulking is for bloated Bozos, bro.
170 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr screams, "Recharge!" to rally your results. Lots of good tips for keeping your gains on the upswing even if you feel down for the count.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Cruise to get huge, training for cuts and Joe Horrigan’s solutions to elbow pain.
38 EAT TO GROW
Fat emulsifiers, joint rejuvenators and why lard may not be so bad for you after all.
60 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen talks building muscle and staying lean.
66 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin’s report on the ’11 Shredderbuilt NPC Texas State Natural Championships.
68 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman looks at the best ab routine—do it only once a week.
72 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin discusses squatting comfort and brutal workouts.
160 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum analyzes the connection between growth hormone, steroids and diabetes.
164 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. has loads of fun pics and inside scoops from the ’11 NPC Nationals. His latest Rising Star gets the spotlight here too.
180 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Rise up, lift weights and be strong; plus, cheat to victory and craving crusher.
192 READERS WRITE
Greatest natural bodybuilder, lost legends and more 4X size-surge success.