Our October issue is all about the gun show—as in awesome, eye-popping arms. It all starts with the double-set technique from Greg Zulak, who reveals some unique two-move sequences for packing new size on your bi’s and tri’s. Then check out how New Motion Machines and Positions-of-Flexion principles can get you sleeve-stretching gal-impressing mass. We’ll also have new research on beta-alanine and how to take it for incredible firepower in the gym, David Paul’s unique photographic look at Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle and Lonnie Teper’s Mr. Olympia preview. Find your muscle-packed October IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of September.
56 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 132
Building more mass with negative-accentuated training—and more-frequent bodypart hits.
84 ELI’S COMING
At only 22, Eli Blahut has blazing bodybuilding potential. Lonnie Teper interviews the phenom.
104 EXTENDED SETS FOR GREAT GUNS
Greg Zulak is back with some exercise combos that’ll blow up your bi’s and tri’s.
132 BADASS SUPPLEMENT
The Wilson brothers look at BA, or beta-alanine, and its potential for getting you bigger and stronger.
140 POWER SURGE
Sean Katterle talks deadlift records—plus, his report on MHP’s Kings of the Bench and Clash of the Titans.
146 NEW MOTION MACHINES TRAINING: BICEPS
NMM creator Kurt Edeker, D.C., discusses full-range fiber activation in the show muscle.
152 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris begins his new series, direct from the trenches. Can he teach an old dog—and a young one—some new tricks.
158 MR. OLYMPIA PREVIEW
Can Jay seize the day? Will Dex shake the hex? Does Branch have a chance? Lonnie Teper dusts off his crystal ball for a look at the ’10 Olympia lineup.
168 3 MINUTES TO GIANT ARMS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson outline a quick-hit brachialis attack for sleeve-stretching visual impact.
174 WEIGHTLIFTING 101
Coach Bob Takano discusses how to incorporate the Olympic lifts into your training program.
190 IRIS KYLE
An incredible artistic presentation of Ms. Olympia as seen through the lens of David Paul.
212 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: MICHAEL VAN WYCK
A look at Big Mike’s likes and dislikes as well as his complete training routine and diet.
224 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB women’s historian, checks out bikini competitions past and present.
234 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Bill Starr’s recipe for staying strong to the finish—and it’s got nothing to do with eating your spinach.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Leg lessons at the Temple with Dorian Yates. Plus, the pros and cons of strapping on.
38 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin lays out some triple-threat shoulder sets.
44 EAT TO GROW
New research on whey protein and appetite. Then—fiber up to lean down.
68 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen outlines leg training for mass and detail.
76 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin gives his drug-free opinion on hormone-replacement therapy for aging men.
78 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman’s amazing direct/indirect split.
176 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum checks out precontest anabolics, their consequences and effects.
204 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s behind-the scenes look at his wild West Coast Classic. Plus, Teper’s Rising Stars.
216 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s got goods galore on the gorgeous gals of fitness, figure, bikini and muscle.
244 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
More MANformation, Laura Bailey, the BodySpace Physique of the Month, and more.
256 READERS WRITE
Pressing issues, gripper greatness and the Professor of Muscle.