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May 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.

May 2002 - Table of Contents
Volume 61, Number 5


  • Train, Eat, Grow 31
    Supersize your mass and strength gains with antagonist supersets. There's a home gym program here too.

  • Home Grown Chest
    Ever seen a side chest pose with pecs as plump as two Thanksgiving turkeys? Here's a program to get yours to mouth watering proportions, no basting necessary.

  • Poliquin Power, Part 1
    Bodybuilding expert and Olympic strength coach Charles Poliquin talks about everything from changing your workouts every six sessions for mass to fat burning mushrooms (or is that just a hallucination?)

  • IM Research Team
    The pro steroid revolution is here, and these new supplements can help you smash through your genetic barriers. Would you believe new muscle in five to seven days.

  • Only The Strong Shall Survive
    Bill Starr outlines how to building an erector set. (No, it has nothing to do with stacking our swimsuit issue with Viagra).

  • No Wimps!
    Here are 50 of the most outrageously intense and insane training routines of all time. Have the straitjacket standing by.

  • Recharge To Get Large
    David Young tells you how to unlock the vault that's holding your muscles gains hostage. The combination starts with A-T-P.

  • Heavy Duty
    More high intensity revelations in the second installment of John Little's riveting interview with Ray Mentzer.

  • Retro Mass
    C.S. Sloan takes you back n time to the full body mass blast. It's tough, but it packs on Herculean muscle.

  • The Rx Files, Part 2
    Brian Batcheldor gets more amazing protein facts from French scientists Yves Boirie.

  • Ironman Pro Invitational
    The pro season opener was a doozy with lots of surprises. L.T.'s report has all the glory details, with plenty of spectacular photography.


  • Train to Gain
    Why you should split your legs in two (ouch!), refrain to gain, and thing to grow - but not necessarily in that order.

  • Eat To Grow
    Tons of fat burning info, including the truth about carbs turning to fat and tea as a tool for getting lean.

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman's Position of Flexion Q&A section to help you make the muscle building connection.

  • Naturally Huge
    Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen settles the argument about how low you should go during squats (wear tight training shorts at your own risk).

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum has the latest research on pro hormones - sublinguals work! - and William Llewellyn discusses stacking Deca and testosterone.

  • Unchained
    More of Greg Zulak's rep rap and how to determine which range is best for you.

  • News & Views
    L.T.'s got scoops galore from the wild world of bodybuilding, wile Ruth Silverman follows those flipping femmes of fitness. And Jerry Frederick's happening Hot Shots always amuse.

  • Mind Body Connection
    Sexpert Laura Moore lets you in on women's purr-fect (no, one of them is not standing at the register at Macy's). Then, Clark Bartram provides more insight on fitness modeling and staying sharp and shootable.

  • Reader's Write
    Hot babes almost cause prison riot, and Superheavy weights vow to do some damage at the USA (one has 23 inch arms, and the other weights more than 300 pounds!).