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August 2005

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. Sagi Kalev and Cara Basso appear on this months cover.

August 2005 - Table of Contents
Volume 64, Number 8


  • Train, Eat, Grow 70
    Our TEG men are closing in on their most ripped conditions ever - and they've discovered some X-cellent size building innovations in the process.

  • You've Got To Squat
    Greg Zulak has tips on how to get low to grow. Plus, some deep thoughts from the X-Rep camp.

  • Natural Bodybuilding Excerpt: 10 sets of 10
    John Hansen takes you into the trenches with a simple but grueling technique that added two inches to his quads.

  • Nutrient Timing and the Anabolic Switch
    Ken O'Neill interviews John Ivy, Ph.D., the scientist leading the way in anabolic feeding concepts - as in when and what to eat to build mucho mass.

  • Power Pump 2
    C.S. Sloan outlines a complete routine to ramp up your size and power. A bit of the old mixed with some new for a much bigger you.

  • Research Team
    It's the ultimate mass hookup. The Motion Transfer Cable Attachment can give you a handle on building a bigger, broader back - as well as new size on other bodyparts too.

  • Top 10 Supplements
    Jerry Brainum slogs through the research and determines the best of the best supplements. Cool stuff here!

  • Success Story
    Ruth Silverman talks to Meral Ertunc, a former female bodybuilder who overcame illness to ignite a fitness rebirth. It's motivation with a training and diet twist.

  • Hardbody
    Danijela Crevar brings European class and curves to American fitness.

  • Heavy Duty
    Mike Mentzer's prescription for monitoring gains.

  • La Dolce Eater
    Jerry Brainum's analysis of the Mediterranean diet. Is it the most healthful eating plan known to man.

  • Only the Strong Shall Survive
    Bill Starr's rousing recollections of the rack, part 2.


  • Train to Gain
    Lean machine ignition, muscle firepower and getting huge like a bull. Plus, Joe Horrigan's Sportsmedicine.

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman swings the preex axe and demystifies the Fade X (no, its not a haircut).

  • Naturally Huge
    John Hansen discusses everything from size to sets to splits - and why cardio can be the pits.

  • Eat To Grow
    Anabolic ammo, fat for muscle, girlieman protein and how creatine foils fatigue.

  • Smart Training
    Top strength coach Charles Poliquin writes his first column for IM, and it's a doozy on bodypart loading - plenty of Q&A's for bigger days ahead.

  • News & Views
    Lonnie Teper and Ruth Silverman team up to give you the good on bodybuilding, fitness and figure. Jerry Fredrick's Hot shots are here too.

  • Mind Body Connection
    Randall Strossen, Ph.D., helps you understand overload. There's also a Bomber Blast from Dave Draper, a bodyweight blues perspective from Ron Harris and cool IM covers from all over the world.

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum's got new research on L-arginine and its connection to growth hormone surges. Wait, you mean those life extension hippies were right?

  • Reader's Write
    Amen to beautiful bodies, a story on fat loss success and more thumbs up.