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May 2004

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 Anita and Clark Bartram.

May 2004 - Table of Contents
Volume 63, Number 5


  • Train, Eat, Grow 54
    Gearing up to get ripped with the direct / indirect approach.

  • Only The Strong Shall Survive
    Mechanized size? Bill Starr on machine vs. free weights

  • Skin Deep
    Jerry Brainum checks out nutrition for skin condition. What good are big, sexy muscles if the packaging is gnarly?

  • Research Team
    It's the latest and perhaps greatest, anabolic booster breakthrough - and Gaspari Nutrition's got it for you to try.

  • Success Story
    He's the most celebrated natural bodybuilder ever - and one of the most massive. Here's how he did it.

  • Critical Mass
    Ori Hofmekler tells you the right way to go low and get lean.

  • Joe W-I-D-E-R
    Here's a training prescription to get you taking more space with a new B-52 windspan.

  • Over 50 Flexer Uppers
    Author L. Rea talks muscles, maleness and middle age. An awesome training program is here too - and an interview with the Blond Bomber - Dave Draper.

  • Building the Ultimate Physique
    Size on your thighs? John Little targets legs this month.

  • Heavy Duty
    Mike Mentzer, Arthur Jones and Nautilus machines.

  • Shocking Muscle Growth
    The final chapter of Michael Gundill's electric discussion and emperimentation with EMS for more size and strength.

  • Hardbody
    Cory Everson's picture perfect physique. She's still got it.

  • Blood Sample
    Jerry Brainum's epilogue on blood tests for more muscle.

  • IFBB Ironman Pro
    The season opener was action packed. The winner was…

  • World Weightlifting
    Prelude to Olympic glory - and unreal feats of strength.


  • Train To Gain
    Caution: Preset stretches can take down strength. Also, declines for a bigger bench.

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman disposes of your hazardous waist.

  • Eat To Grow
    Glutamine overload: How safe is it?

  • Train With Zane
    How the former Mr. O measures progress.

  • Unchained
    More arm building fun with Greg Zulak. Unique tweaks for triceps mass and biceps peak.

  • Naturally Huge
    John Hansen on protein effects and steroid defects.

  • Anabolic Drive
    Weight training as genetic engineering. Joe Antonio takes you to the lab, to the gym and back again.

  • News & Views
    It's contest time, and Lonie Teper's behind the scenes look at the bodybuilding world is in high geat. Then Ruth Silverman gives you plenty of peeks at awesome femme physiques - oh, and our Hot Shots are not for the meek.

  • Mind / Body Connection
    Randall Strossen, Ph.D., tells you how to mind your muscles for more size, strength and confidence. We've also got Monogamous Gus and Role Model Meltdown. Are pro bodybuilders getting too big?

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum's checks out hydroxycitrate as an ephedra alternative. Is it a get ripped quick scheme?

  • Readers Write
    Homework pays off for one gal, who shaped and shipped out of the low down lifestyle. Plus, more kudos for taking the high road.