Our November issue has a supertwist, as in training with reallife superhero Mike O’Hearn. You won’t believe the wicked workouts and wild weights he uses to blast on new mass. Oh, and he’s all natural—drugs are Kryptonite, he says. Plus, we’ve got a full feature on using stretch overload to grow, a rest/pause-drop back routine that will have your rear view looking like a 3D map of the Rocky Mountains and 10 tips on training insane to boost your gains. It’s growth-promoting info from cover to cover.
He was one of the most gifted genetic specimens the sport had ever seen, winning the Mr. America at 19.
Alex Walsh morphed from scrawny to brawny—with an etched physique—at age 17. Here’s how he did it.
An analysis of stretch overload and ways to use it to trigger crazy new muscle growth.
Drug-free star Mike O’Hearn knows how to build cannonball delts faster than a speeding bullet. Here’s his superman plan.
Ben Tatar lays out a number of innovative muscle builders that can trigger shocking size.
Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, provides ways to rebuild your metabolism after a lengthy calorie deprivation—or contest diet.
Up-and-coming bodybuilder Casey Bunce is on the comeback trail from a shattering injury—with plenty of mass and thickness on hand. Ruth Silverman gets the story.
Roger Lockridge shows you how to drop the get-big ax and carve a cavernous rear view.
Ron Harris drives home the point: Where the mind goes, the body follows.
IFBB pro Mark Dugdale uses Mountain Dog training to grow down below.
Cornell Hunt has some metabolic finishers that will get your lean-machine revved and your body carved.
Check out Jessica James, bikini outlaw—she hits the stage with gun blazing. Wow.
The Memorial Day event—with celebs, buff bods and fun in the sun.
Antagonist supersets, forearm rockers, 21s for big guns and Joe Horrigan on straight-arm pulldowns.
Jerry Brainum on the best high-test training fuel, and intermittent fasting—how it works to blast off blubber.
IFBB pro Ben White reveals how to prevent muscle cramps.
Coach Charles Poliquin talks grip, mass and overload.
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen outlines a full-body mass blast.
Vince Del Monte helps you light the fuse to a determination detonation!
L.T. gets you pumped and ready for the post-Olympia pro season and highlights some of the year’s hottest amateurs—good stuff and bodies that are supremely buff.
Anti-aging research and physique competition. Plus, pros, drugs and juicing your growth threshold.
Coach Bill Starr discusses singles for new strength increases. Also, Charles Poliquin talks alcohol and workout results.
The 500-rep challenge, godless heathens, competitor kudos and before and after.