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April 2002

Since 1936, Ironman Magazine has been the magazine for bodybuilders. Each issue provides insights into bodybuilding, from nutrition, to lots of training info, to profiles on the men and women who make up the bodybuilding and fitness world. It also contains excellent pictures and information on almost anything you need. On the cover is Brenda Kelly and John Cowgill.

April 2002 - Table of Contents
Volume 61, Number 4


  • Train, Eat, Grow 30
    Time to downshift volume and intensity for some new growth. Abbreviated program included.

  • Home Grown Delts
    Here's the anti Pee-Wee Herman delt routine, a program that will get you to the other side of wide - and all you need are dumbbells and a bench in your playhouse.

  • Monster Deadlift
    It's the exercise that builds the best. Try it on for size but beware of bolts growing out of your neck.

  • IM Research Team
    Growth hormone can build muscle, burn fat and revitalize hair and skin. Here are the premier boosters to get your fountain of youth following.

  • ER: Extreme Recovery, Part 3
    European researcher Michael Gundiill's key to extraordinary growth. You gotta recover before you build, musclehead.

  • Over 40 Bodybuilding
    How to alter your training, diet and supplements to build muscle and health as you age. Warning: Jerry Brainum and John Hansen's advice may turn you into a muscular Methuselah.

  • Defying Gravity
    Hot damsels! Brenda Kelly, Cynthia Bridges and Sharon Bruneau expose bodies that defy the aging process.

  • Heavy Duty
    John Little's lost interview with Ray Mentzer. Listen up. Ray's words will change your training, guaranteed.

  • The Weakest Link
    David Young shows you how to escape from the chains that bind you to a small body. Frail physique, good bye!

  • The Rx Files
    Brian Batcheldor goes to the source of protein research, French scientist Yves Boirie. He's got the real scoop on the best muscle building blocks.

  • Only the Strong Shall Survive
    Bill Starr's home alone strength training tips. You can do it all in house.

  • Hardgainer
    Stephen Wedan's workout with Casey Viator and his high intensity revelation that can make HIT work for you.


  • Train to Gain
    Get wide wings without pulldowns, turn your guns into cannons, and squeeze for more strength.

  • Eat To Grow
    The truth about soy protein, and how to grow in your sleep (no, not there).

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman's best chest homework and the secret X-over exercise.

  • Naturally Huge
    Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen discusses unassisted bodybuilding vs. the unrestricted (drug) version.

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum analyzes the mother of all fat burning drugs, while William Llewellyn exposes some fake Winstrol making the rounds.

  • Unchained
    Greg Zulak's rep rap and why you've stopped gaining. It's as simple as changing the beat, homey.

  • News & Views
    L.T.'s got the best behind the scenes look at the wacky world of bodybuilding, while Ruthless Ruth Silverman dishes on the divas of fitness.

  • Mind Body Connection
    Sexpert Laura Moore tells you how to stay tall in the saddle - limp lassoes are no fun. Then Clark Bartram begins a new column on fitness modeling and rounding up publicity for yourself. And let's not forget about our strongman thunder from down under, brought to you by David Chapman.

  • Readers Write
    A quick note from breathtaking Cynthia Bridges, in her underwear, and one from Mr. Kong, who took a break from swiping at choppers from tall buildings to drop us a line.