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October 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. David Dorsey, Carmen Garcia and Federica Belli (in the inset) appears on the cover of the October 2005 Ironman magazine. Hair and Makeup is by Kimberly Carlson. Photos are by Michael Neveux..

October 2005 - Table of Contents
Volume 64, Number 10


  • Train, Eat, Grow 72
    They say change is good, but at every workout> Out TEG men give variation implementation a test drive.

  • A Bodybuilder is Born
    Ron Harriss teaches his young bodybuilding protégé how to eat large to get as big as a barge. Pass the cow, please.

  • Top Ten Diet Fallacies, Part 2
    Ori Hofmekler explodes more mealtime myths.

  • Research Team
    It's time to pack on serious muscle in your home gym.

  • Big Time Arm Training
    Christopher Pennington gives you the tools for gargantuan guns. Plus, a look at Mr. O's biceps programs.

  • Special K
    Jerry Brainum's mineral analysis.

  • Pair of Aces
    David Young talks to Mike & Holly Semanoff, the Fittest Couple in the house of the 2005 Fit Expo.

  • Ordinary to Extraordinary
    Performance guru Pete Siegel tells you how to push you size and strength to the limit via mind power.

  • Angling for Delts
    Eric Brose helps you reel in a pair of shocking shoulders.

  • Heavy Duty
    John Little delves into Mentzer's triceps training tactics.

  • Rep Range Revelations
    How to blast every last fiber for ultimate hypertrophy.

  • Fat by Pollution
    Can food additives and toxins be keeping your rippedness under wraps?

  • Maximum Muscle, Minimum Time
    C.S. Sloan's innovative two day fast mass program.

  • X Files
    Muscle building info from our online e-zine

  • Hardbody
    Is Fererica Belli our hottest Hardbody ever?

  • Only the Strong Shall Survie
    Bill Starr's back to the rack odyssey, part 4.


  • Train to Gain
    Five ways to get the most out of your squats - and the secret to mega motivation.

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman has the goods on how to fill your deltoid void. There's also info on neck work and Bowflex.

  • Naturally Huge
    John Hansen's advice on how to have wilder workouts on a weird work schedule.

  • Eat to Grow
    New studies on protein and muscles. Plus, creatine cranks up anabolic hormones and the NO pump.

  • Smart Training
    Charles Poliquin's hardgainer healers and his twisted look at pressing issues

  • News & Views
    Lonnie Teper and Ruth Silverman crash the best body bashes - and emerge with plenty of cool buzz and hot pics. And speaking with steam photos - Jerry Fredrick's Hot Shots are here too.

  • Mind Body Connection
    Randall Strossen, Ph.D., say to be innovative with the iron, while Dave Draper debates: To bulk or not to bulk? Sean Jones stars in our Serious Training segment.

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    The fat loss formula one race is on, and Jerry Brainum says there's an ingredient that could be the fat free key, is it better than ephedrine? Star your engines?

  • Reader's Write
    Cover kudos, bodypart art and ab obsession. Also, one reader reports on who frequent layoffs have given him tougher gains.