This month we get up close and personal with another Austrian Oak, Tony Breznik, the 2008 Mr. Austria. You won’t believe the muscle size on this dude, and he’s been training for less than five years! Plus, we have a high-flying pictorial of Fitness Olympia and International champ Jen Hendershott. Lensmaster Michael Neveux took Jen and her trusty trampoline to the beach for some flippin’ great pics. Also, we’ve got more 10×10 spin, P/RR/S success, new heat-shock protein research and X-Factor arm training to get you growing. Find the September issue on newsstands now!
72 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 119
Workout density for muscle immensity.
100 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 50
Ron Harris explains how to make the most of what you’ve been given. It’s grow time!
108 BIG-TIME CHEST CHISELING
Cory Crow talks with up-and-coming bodybuilding star Curtis Fisher about pumping pecs.
126 SHOCKING MUSCLE GROWTH
Jerry Brainum analyzes the new research on a critical bodybuilding element, heat shock proteins.
142 FROM ICED TO SLICED
David Young interviews the new Austrian Oak of muscle, former hockey player Tony Breznik.
Jen Hendershott, reigning Fitness Olympia and Fitness International champ, does some high flying.
170 CREATIVE DROP SETS
From the Bodybuilding.com archive, Tom Venuto describes 10 innovative ways to use the best high-intensity muscle-building technique of all time.
176 CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING BODYBUILDER, PART 3
Drug-free champion Skip La Cour continues his tale of obsession, self-absorption and antisocial behavior.
206 PROFILES IN MUSCLE: ED NUNN
The IFBB pro and Muscle Asylum athlete submits to our questioning.
214 FEMME PHYSIQUE
Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women’s Historian, looks at the world’s most underrated women’s bodybuilding contest. Great pics here, gang!
218 HEAVY DUTY
John Little reveals Mike Mentzer’s findings on training solo high-intensity style and the ravaging results of too much stress.
234 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
No brain, no gain. Coach Bill Starr turns his focus to intuitive training. Listen up! Your body may be telling you what it needs to get bigger and stronger.
32 TRAIN TO GAIN
Pressing issues, partial-rep 10×10 and X-Force muscle machinery.
48 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin answers the low-rep-for-mass question.
56 EAT TO GROW
Muscle-building nutrient combo, Natural Anabolics and the Paleo diet for athletes.
84 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen disperses advice for advanced growth. Bring on the mass!
92 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin’s inside look at the ’09 Texas Shredder Classic.
94 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman suggests ways to merge heavy training with the 10×10 mass method.
186 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser checks out an interactive sports Web site and big Sean Allen’s new DVD; then he lays out complete P/RR/S bodypart programs.
192 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s always-entertaining look at the world of bodybuilding—plus his Rising Stars.
208 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman has her lens open wide on the women’s side of the physique sports.
228 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum updates the latest info on myostatin, the notorious muscle-growth muffler.
242 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bomber Blast and the two Ms for more muscle.
254 READERS WRITE
Femme Physique critique and an X-man fan.