84 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 43
Workout fusion for some extra recovery time. Then drop the anabolic bomb with drop sets.
96 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Sure, it’s controversial, but Bill Starr says it works. So does Arnold. If you’ve got the time, two-a-days rock!
118 RESEARCH TEAM
Everyone’s doing it, and most are gaining like mad. Optimize your postworkout recovery and move to XXL.
130 THE ANABOLIC SWITCH
Nutrition tactics to send your hypertrophy into hyperdrive from Ori Hofmekler, author of The Warrior Diet.
Is it a shining anabolic star in the mineral galaxy? Jerry Brainum counts down the research.
170 COMBINATION EQUATION
Do you need a workout kick to do the muscle-building trick? Maybe it’s time to add a home-gym workout or two to your commercial-gym mix.
182 HOMEMADE MASS
Here’s a serious look at building maximum muscle in-house, complete with mass-kicking bodypart routines, home-gym setup ideas and innovative exercise tweaks.
206 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
It’s month 4, and John Little takes a break from the weights for a serious look at steroids.
218 HEAVY DUTY
An HIT Q&A to help you get B-I-G. Bring it on!
232 IT’S SHOWTIME!
Precontest fundamentals for bodybuilding success.
236 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL
It’s our raise-the-roof pro-bodybuilding season opener with a slew of surprises like an eye-popping figure contest. Lonnie Teper reports from the trenches.
Lena Johannesen unleashes her wild side (not to mention front and back) for our cameras. (We’re ready to be caged with L.J. anytime!)
308 LEGENDS OF BODYBUILDING
Rod Labbe interviews the Duke of Delts, Don Howorth.
34 TRAIN TO GAIN
Come flye with me and watch your chest growth soar. Plus, one-set wonders.
58 EAT TO GROW
Getting stoned for health and debunking junking.
76 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman outlines a weight-free workout, perfect for hotels, motels or jail cells.
80 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen gives you the lowdown on lower-arm development. (No, it has nothing to do with our swimsuit issue.)
92 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum presents research and conclusions on so-called killer supplements.
110 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Jose Antonio, Ph.D., looks at new studies on cranking up gains with creatine.
124 ADVANCED STRENGTH AND POWER
Tom Incledon, Ph.D., looks at a strongman favorite: tire flipping, a.k.a. the overtread press.
Greg Zulak’s safer steroid stack.
264 TRAIN WITH ZANE
Frank Zane discusses the diet dilemma.
266 MUSCLE RESEARCH REPORT
Q&As on fat, weight belts and muscle fibers.
270 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T.’s bodybuilding buzz followed by Ruth Silverman’s fine fit femmes. And let’s not forget Jerry Fredrick’s hilarious Hot Shots.
324 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Laura Moore says more sex for better pecs. Plus, Modern Amazons and perfect pickup lines.
336 READERS WRITE
Angels in bikinis, delectable Deeann and surging forward’a big-gain hunter succeeds.