In this month’s issue, get acquainted with the inspirational Markus Kaulius, the founder and CEO of Magnum Nutraceuticals, and his mission to bring positivity back to the fitness world. Learn how to build both size and power in your lats with this explosive back workout. Our strength expert shares an unusual way to train your abdominals that could be the ticket to your best abs ever. Learn how natural testosterone boosters can help fight the “Low T” epidemic that is plaguing modern men, and turn up the heat with red-hot Columbia export and Bikini competitor Anllela Sagra.
50 A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
The founder of Magnum Nutraceuticals, Markus Kaulius, isn’t in the supplement business—he’s in the integrity business. His successful nutrition company is just a way to spread his larger message.
62 BACK TO THE FUTURE
If you’ve been sleepwalking through your pulldowns and machine rows, this hardcore strength-and-power back workout will wake up your hibernating muscles.
70 EVERY DAY IS ABS DAY
Here’s a new way to train abs that has you performing smart exercises for enough volume but won’t burn you out or have you dreading the workout.
78 TEST YOURSELF
Managing your testosterone levels is a tricky business but an important one when it comes to adding muscle. Check out our picks for the best natural testosterone boosters that actually work.
86 LATIN HEAT
Forget coffee and Netflix’s Narcos, our newest Colombia obsession is exotic beauty and current fitness “it girl” Anllela Sagra.
16 TRAIN TO GAIN
Check out this lightweight finisher that is guaranteed to pump up your biceps like nothing else. Also, we pick our favorite tools for staving off injury and keeping you in the gym.
24 TWIG TO BIG
The phrase “train smarter, not harder” is perfect for this technique that initiates growth without relying on insanely heavy loads.
28 FAT LOSS RESEARCH
A collection of cutting-edge discoveries that support you in the fight against fat.
30 MUSCLE RESEARCH
Science you can use when it comes to developing a full and muscular physique.
32 EAT TO GROW
Our nutrition PhD discusses popular versions of physique athletes’ favorite diet strategy: carbohydrate cycling. Learn what carb cycling can do for you and what you’ll have to do on your own.
40 NUTRITION RESEARCH
The latest information on how to use food and supplements to lift harder, look better, and live longer.
44 GO PRO
Fitness model and professional spokesperson Thomas DeLauer shares a unique way of balancing his training between
chasing strength and aesthetics.
94 EXTREME TRAINING
There’s a reason why the squat is called “the mother of all exercises.” Use these variations to safely and effectively drive your performance and physique goals.
98 HYBRID TRAINING
Despite a growing trend among athletes to use only free weights, one functional strength expert thinks machines are an important part of getting bigger and stronger.
100 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper discusses the fallout from a historic Arnold Sports Festival, covering all of the surprising outcomes in Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, and Men’s and Women’s Physique.
106 THE LION ROARS
Professional trainer and strength coach Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes answers your questions about training, nutrition, and everything else in the chaotic world of cutting-edge fitness and physique.
112 THE FINAL WORD
Our readers have the final say.