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February 2003

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 Rebecca Ryann.

February 2003 - Table of Contents
Volume 62, Number 2


  • Train, Eat, Grow 40
    High rep bodypart baptism for more fiber recruitment. Here is a controversial way to add size and strength.

  • Only The Strong Shall Survive
    Tempo tactics from Bill Starr. The wily strength coach shows you how to mix it up for a big gain power play.

  • Arcs, Angles and Planes of Motion
    Greg Zulak's look at exercise form and function - technique tweaks so you can reach your muscular peak.

  • Swimsuit Spectacular
    It's our biggest, hottest, sexy swimsuit section ever. Almost 60 pages of gorgeous gals wearing almost nothing. Mmmm. Might as well get the cold shower running.

  • Ironman Pro Invitational Preview
    The pro season opener is shaping up to be a barn burner. Lonnie Teper gives you a peek at the top physiques looking to bust out big.

  • No Bones About It
    Calcium can help you build bones and muscle - and burn fat. Jerry Brainum has all the latest research.

  • Building the Ultimate Physique
    Are you ready to get the muscle party started? John Little's excellent beginner program will get you reppin' in the right direction.

  • Pro card for Platz
    Canadian champ Mike Platz tells how he zapped the competition for a shot at the pose for pay ranks.

  • Heavy Duty
    John Little provides a compendium of high intensity principles and techniques. Let's HIT it.

  • IFBB Mr. Olympia
    Did the Big Nasty do the deed in Vegas one more time? Lonnie Teper has the full story, but you'll never guess who the crowd was screaming for.

  • IFBB Ms. Olympia
    Another comeback queen, Ruth Silverman provides all the back to the future commentary. What year is this?

  • IM Research Team
    Loaded: The anabolic power of beer, er, um insulin.


  • Train to Gain
    Strong arm tactics for bigger guns, the no grow throw (it's a no no), and the lower leg lowdown for a flare down there (no, not there, lower).

  • Eat To Grow
    Can creatine make you fat? A new study says maybe? Plus, how to avoid the rotund rebound.

  • Unchained
    Greg Zulak unleashes a forearm firestorm. Vascular, beefy lower arms can be yours. It's all in the wrist.

  • Naturally Huge
    John Hansen feels your pain - knee pain, that is. Here's how to minimize it for quad blasting success.

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Invisible steroids? Jerry Brainum explains how athletes are beating the tests with designer drugs, (Calvin Clen, anyone?)

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman has hardgainer terminator tips to eradicate the skinny body.

  • Anabolic Drive
    Jose Antonio, Ph.D., says weightlifting can make you 20 years younger. It's right there in the research,

  • News & Views
    L.T.'s got plenty of hot stuff from Sin City and the Mr. O, while Ruth Silverman keeps the fitness beauty pipeline flowing in her Pump & Circumstance. And Jerry Frederick's camera catches folks primping, posing and pumping on and around Muscle Beach.

  • Mind / Body Connection
    Sexpert Laura Moore talks meeting, dating and mating. Plus, there's Clark Bartram's Fitness Modeling segment and David Chapman's Gallery of Ironmen (would you believe a muscle movie star singing opera?)

  • Reader's Write
    There's a bodybuilder of yesteryear proud to be granted legend status, news on academic muscle and how one guy gained nine pounds of muscle in one month.