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December 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. On the cover is Jay Cutler.

December 2005 - Table of Contents
Volume 64, Number 12


  • Train, Eat, Grow 74
    The TEG winter mass machine is shifting into high gear. Here's how you, too, can grow in the snow.

  • Building a Gorilla Grip and Freaky Forearms
    Greg Zulak gives you the lowdown on lower arm size and power. A strong grip can improve everything from arm size to bench press power.

  • A Bodybuilder is Born 5
    Form, females and fortitude. Ron Harris regales his young bodybuilding protégé with knowledge about life and lifting.

  • Bug World
    Jerry Brainum's findings on how good bacteria can make you healthier and set the stage for more muscle.

  • Holiday Gift Guide
    It's that time of year again - time to start planning your gift giving. We've got some suggestions for the muscleheads on your list.

  • Abbreviated Muscle Training
    Christopher Pennington shows you how to build more solid size in 30 minutes or less.

  • X-Files
    Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson explain the less training big gaining connection.

  • Heavy Duty
    John Little channels Mike Mentzer and HIT.

  • Magnus Samuelsson
    Randall Strossen, Ph.D., explores the Swedish strongman's training and propensity for power.

  • Positioning for Pecs
    Eric Broser shows you how to set up for a quick size hit upper pec pounder included.

  • Champ Training Analysis
    Steve Holman dissects Jay Cutler's Olympia assault workouts.

  • Hardbody
    Nikki Warner's fit, photogenic physique. Phew!

  • Only the Strong Shall Survive
    Part 6 of Bill Starr's back to the rack odyssey includes complete ISO workouts.


  • Train to Gain
    Walkout overloads, megamax supports and Joe Horrigan's Sportsmedicine.

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman discusses the squat and its X spot, hardgainer hoaxes and the carb stacking diet.

  • Naturally Huge
    John Hansen's advice on countering the outer pecs hex.

  • Eat to Grow
    Branched chain aminos to foil fat, tips for building on a budget and Atkins for exercisers.

  • Smart Training
    Coach Charles Poliquin's reasoning on why you should just say no to cardio - if you're after maximum strength

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum looks at anabolics, roid rage and criminal behavior. You be the judge.

  • News & Views
    Lonnie Teper tells it like it is, and Ruther Silverman checks out the female body. Jerry Frederick's Hot Shoots adds humorous fizz.

  • Mind / Body Connection
    Randall Strossen, Ph.D., explains that it is not what you do that is important but what you accomplish. There's also info on Dave Draper's top squat device, am must have gym bag from Obus Forme and how to defuse the naysayers when it comes to your fitting lifestyle.

  • Reader's Write
    Contest crackdown, as in no big bellies and gargantuan glutes. Also, IM gems and Hardbody hardness.