78 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 54
Gearing up to get ripped with the direct/indirect approach.
92 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Mechanized size? Bill Starr on machines vs. free weights.
116 SKIN DEEP
Jerry Brainum checks out nutrition for skin condition. (What good are big, sexy muscles if the packaging is gnarly?)
126 RESEARCH TEAM
It’s the latest, and perhaps greatest, anabolic booster breakthrough’and Gaspari Nutrition’s got it for you to try.
138 SUCCESS STORY
He’s the most celebrated natural bodybuilder ever’and one of the most massive. Here’s how he did it.
154 CRITICAL CARBS
Ori Hofmekler tells you the right way to go low and get lean.
168 JOE W-I-D-E-R
Here’s a training prescription to get you taking up more space with a new B-52 wingspan.
182 OVER-40 FLEXER UPPERS
Author L. Rea talks muscles, maleness and middle age. An awesome training program is here too’and an interview with the Blond Bomber, Dave Draper.
206 BUILDING THE ULTIMATE PHYSIQUE
Size on your thighs? John Little targets legs this month.
218 HEAVY DUTY
Mike Mentzer, Arthur Jones and Nautilus machines.
232 SHOCKING MUSCLE GROWTH
The final chapter of Michael G’ndill’s electric discussion and experimentation with EMS for more size and strength.
Cory Everson’s picture-perfect physique. She’s still got it!
270 BLOOD SIMPLE
Jerry Brainum’s epilogue on blood tests for more muscle, health and peace of mind.
292 IFBB IRONMAN PRO
The season opener was action packed. The winner was’
306 WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING
Prelude to Olympic glory’and unreal feats of strength.
30 TRAIN TO GAIN
Caution: Preset stretches can take down strength. Also, declines for a bigger bench.
54 EAT TO GROW
Glutamine overload: How safe is it?
74 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman disposes of your hazardous waist.
88 TRAIN WITH ZANE
How the former Mr. O measures progress.
More arm-building fun with Greg Zulak. Unique tweaks for triceps mass and biceps peaks.
110 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen on protein effects and ‘roid defects.
132 ANABOLIC DRIVE
Weight training as genetic engineering. Jose Antonio, Ph.D., takes you to the lab, to the gym and back again.
280 NEWS & VIEWS
It’s contest time, and Lonnie Teper’s behind-the-scenes look at the bodybuilding world is in high gear. Then Ruth Silverman gives you plenty of peeks at awesome femme physiques’oh, and our Hot Shots are not for the meek.
318 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum checks out hydroxycitrate as an ephedra alternative. Is it a get-ripped-quick scheme?
324 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Ironmind’s Randall Strossen, Ph.D., tells you how to mind your muscles for more size, strength and confidence. We’ve also got Monogamous Gus and Role-Model Meltdown: Are pro bodybuilders getting too big?
336 READERS WRITE
Homework pays off for one gal, who shaped up and shipped out of the low-down lifestyle. Plus, more kudos for taking the high road.