Ironman Magazine
July 2008
Volume 67, Number 7
$5.99 U.S., 306 pages

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 Jessica Paszon-Putnam and Peter Putnam.

Table of Contents


  • 64 Train, Eat, Grow 105
    Fascia stretching to unleash new muscle growth. 90 Spilling The Beans Jerry Brainum hits the local Starbucks and checks out the research on its flagship product. Is coffee really good for you?

  • 102 The Pump And The Passion
    Ron Harris talks with top amateur bodybuilder Peter Putnam-USA Championships training program included.

  • 120 A Bodybuilder Is Born 36
    A lesson in why self-improvement is victory for Ron Harris' proté.

  • 128 Dan Decker's Iron Horseshoes
    The fast-rising star tells Cory Crow how he builds those tricked-out triceps.

  • 142 Scott Abel: New Era Training
    Ken O'Neill interviews the maverick trainer who's shaking up bodybuilding with his innovative techniques.

  • 158 Chin Up, Lats Wide
    From the archives, Charles Poliquin tells you how to improve your chin-up performance and build a wider back in the process.

  • 170 Shredder Stack
    Steve Holman analyzes supplements that synergize to blast off fat.

  • 174 Heavy Duty
    John Little shares Mike Mentzer's views on split training.

  • 188 Legends Of Bodybuilding
    Rod Labbe interviews Leo Robert, whose symmetrical physique set a new standard in the golden era of muscles.

  • 206 Victor Martinez: "I'll Be Back"
    Rafael Norat talks with the '07 Arnold Classic champ about his recent leg injury and his prognosis for the Olympia.

  • 214 World's Strongest Man
    Larry Eklund was in Southern California to cover this herculean qualifier. Some great photos here, gang.

  • 242 Phil Heath
    Full-page pics celebrating his '08 IRON MAN Pro victory.

  • 268 Hardbody
    Dazzling Danielle Edmonds, '08 NPC IRON MAN Figure winner.

  • 282 Only The Strong Shall Survive
    Coach Bill Starr continues his take on strength training and muscle gaining for the over-40 set.


  • 22 Train To Gain
    Pressing preferences, real-life inspiration and Joe Horrigan's Sports medicine.

  • 44 Smart Training
    Coach Charles Poliquin discusses DHA and fast-twitch-fiber response.

  • 52 Eat To Grow
    Supplement sabotage, post-workout pause and how dieting can make you fat.

  • 74 Naturally Huge
    John Hansen on delt detail and density-boulder shoulders for you.

  • 82 Shredded Muscle
    Dave Goodin interviews top female bodybuilder Lisa Aukland.

  • 86 Critical Mass
    Steve Holman analyzes Arnold's cheat technique.

  • 224 Muscle "In" Sites
    Eric Broser investigates the Web site of the biggest bodybuilder in the world.

  • 230 News & Views
    Lonnie Teper checks out what's hot in bodybuilding-plus his Rising Stars.

  • 250 Pump & Circumstance
    Ruth Silverman is all over the female body sports-plus full-page pics of the Ms., Fitness and Figure International winners.

  • 260 Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum looks at new research on steroids. Are they really that bad?

  • 292 Mind/Body Connection
    Bomber Blast, bottled-water whoas, attitude altitude and's physique of the month.

  • 304 Readers Write
    Hot Hardbodies, Goodin is good and "Sting" Ray raves