Inspiring photos and interview with two-time Mr. Olympia Men’s Physique champion Jeremy Buendia who shares his winning workout ethics. Bodybuilding Tricking Extraordinaire Jon Call is a giant dude who combines classic bodybuilding with Hong Kong-style martial arts. You won’t believe what he can do! Don’t miss the latest muscle-building study on creatine, Vince Del Monte on why counting reps may be out and discover Metroflex Gym’s a favorite workout that changed his life. Plus! Sexy Glutes Queen Tasha Star delights with this smoking hot pictorial. The November issue of Iron Man hits newsstands November 1st.
44 JEREMY BUENDIA
Serious and determined, two-time Mr. Olympia Men’s Physique champion Jeremy Buendia stands out in a young sport as an athlete who approaches his training, diet, and lifestyle like it’s a Fortune 500 company.
58 THE AESTHETICS OF MOVEMENT
Jon Call combines classic bodybuilding and Hong Kong–style acrobatic martial arts into an athletic rarity: a huge buff dude who can really move.
68 BROAD APPEAL
Physique contender Anton Antipov shows off his standout bodypart in a shoulder workout that mixes unorthodox exercises with intensity and originality.
78 SUPPLEMENT SUPERSTAR
There’s a reason why the supplement industry is always looking for “the next creatine”—because creatine really works. Our PhD found the latest research on when, how, and why to use this muscle-building favorite.
86 HARDBODY: TASHA STAR
If glutes are the crown jewel of a hot body, then Tasha Star should be our queen. Check out this smoking pictorial of fitness’ most sexy athlete.
16 TRAIN TO GAIN
Our strength expert teaches you the piston squat, a variation of the back squat that is easier on the joints and induces major hypertrophy. Iron Man’s gear editor tries the best home workout devices on the market.
22 TWIG TO BIG
Fitness expert Vince DelMonte explains why counting reps isn’t as effective as timing your reps.
26 IM FAT LOSS RESEARCH
A collection of cutting-edge discoveries that support you in the fight against fat.
28 IM MUSCLE RESEARCH
Science you can use when it comes to developing a full and muscular physique.
30 EAT TO GROW
Our nutrition expert explains why fresh and frozen berries should be on the daily menu for anyone interested in improving their physique and overall health.
36 IM NUTRITION RESEARCH
The latest information on how to use food and supplements to lift harder, look better, and live longer.
40 GO PRO
Professional model and former competitor Thomas DeLauer shares his excitement over the announcement of the new Classic Physique men’s division for the NPC/IFBB.
94 EXTREME TRAINING
The back squat is the mother of all exercises. Here’s how to use it to get the most out of your training.
98 HYBRID TRAINING
The owner of the iconic Southern California gym Metroflex LBC gives the storied history behind one of his favorite workouts and how it inspired him to set a new path in strength and fitness.
100 NEWS & VIEWS
Professional MC and industry raconteur Lonnie Teper reports from the Iron Man Naturally and shares more industry insider news.
Anti-aging specialists Dr. Brett Osborn and Jay Campbell discuss what you need to be doing in the gym besides lifting weights to stay active and injury-free.