Our May issue has a distinct over-40-bodybuilding flavor, starting with an intriguing interview: We talk with the first Fitness Olympia champ, Mia Finnegan, now in her 40s. What’s she doing now, trainingwise and otherwise? And what’s her take on the fitness, figure—and bikini-women of today? Good stuff! Next we put some Qs to 60-plus fitness guru Joe Dillon. His advice on building muscle, eating right and staying lean and youthful through middle age and beyond is priceless—and may surprise you. Plus, Eric Broser reveals his best arm-shocking workouts for king-sized bi’s and tri’s. Find the May IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of April.
64 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 127
Back to a multiangular mass attack with POF.
88 LIVING THE DREAM
David Young talks with national-level bodybuilder Mark Perry on overcoming illness and managing muscle-building success through the stress.
106 HEAVY DUTY
John Little continues his insightful overview of Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty principles.
116 PREVENTING CANCER
Jerry Brainum delves into the research on what you can do to ward off the dreaded disease.
130 THE ABS-OLUTE TRUTH
Doug Brignole gives advice and explodes some myths about the road to getting ripped.
142 MAMMA MIA
Ruth Silverman does the Q&A thing with the first Fitness Olympia champ, Mia Finnegan, now 43.
158 SHOCKING GUNS
Eric Broser outlines what he did to add a solid inch to his arms, including his best-of-the-best workouts for crafting king-size bi’s and tri’s.
170 BODYBUILDING.COM L.A. FITNESS EXPO
If you didn’t make it to the big 2010 event, you missed a lot. But never fear; we have all the in-your-face star-studded photos and action-packed contests.
192 POWER SURGE: MASTERING METALLOURGOS, PART 4
Ryan Kennelly and Sean Katterle get to the nitty-gritty of bench press and deadlift technique.
200 LOOK GOOD NAKED
Joe Dillon is a 65-year-old nutrition and fitness guru with a physique to back up his beliefs. Get the inside scoop on his ideas so you can strip with pride.
212 GERMAN VOLUME TRAINING
Bodybuilding.com presents Charles Poliquin on a “brutally hard” but uniquely effective method of putting on muscle in record time.
238 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: KEVIN OFURUM
How the up-and-coming flexer lives the muscle lifestyle—including his complete training routine and diet.
250 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, reveals the new trading card featuring Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle.
266 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Strength coach Bill Starr outlines a program for midlife muscle and strength. If you’re between 40 and 55, here’s a guide to get you growing.
36 TRAIN TO GAIN
Back work for arm size, take it outside—plus, Joe Horrigan’s Sportsmedicine.
48 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin tells the truth about standing curls and partial-rep sets.
54 EAT TO GROW
Vegetarians vs. meat eaters, curb your cortisol and slow down, you eat too fast.
74 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen’s got the goods on a popular subject: packing on muscle weight.
80 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free pro Dave Goodin talks bodybuilding success without steroids.
84 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman discusses pressing issues and hardgainer solutions for adding solid size.
218 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum looks at anabolic steroids and kidney function. New eye-opening research.
224 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper takes aim at the upcoming pro-season excitement. Plus, Teper’s Rising Stars.
242 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman turns up the heat with her updates from the female beat.
276 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
MANformation, yoga in a pill and a review of You Can Be Happy No Matter What.
288 READERS WRITE
Mush to muscle and I lift, therefore IM.