- 62 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 107
Exercise variation and order for serious new size gains.
- 84 GLADIATOR
Lonnie Teper interviews Mike O’Hearn, drug-free bodybuilder, powerlifter and strongman and American Gladiator. Titan wants to rough you up.
- 108 TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO GROW
Jerry Brainum checks out the research Zs. Snooze or you lose muscle.
- 120 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 38
Ron Harris explains the Lee Haney adage: stimulate, don’t annihilate. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing—even if it’s intensity in the gym.
- 130 NO-CHEAT CHEST CHISELING
Cory Crow talks with pro bodybuilder Derik Farnsworth about sculpting perfect pecs—no throwing, heaving or jerking allowed.
- 142 HOW I GAINED 100 POUNDS OF MUSCLE
David Young quizzes legendary bodybuilder Rich Gaspari on how he packed his frame with mounds of raw muscle (and how you can do it too).
- 168 ANABOLIC pH, PART 2
Our European research correspondent Michael Gündill provides basic solutions for how to be less acidic to spur more growth.
- 188 7 STEPS TO STEADY PROGRESS
From the Bodybuilding.com archives, Matt Danielsson lays out a plan to keep your muscle mass moving forward.
- 206 2008 FITTEST COUPLE
Dena Anne Weiner and Rado Pagac grabbed the title at the L.A. FitExpo. Here’s how they did it (with plenty of great pics too).
- 218 HEAVY DUTY
John Little unearths an intriguing interview with Mike Mentzer from 1995.
- 264 HARDBODY
Ava Cowen unveils her muscle and hotness for our cameras. This BodySpace favorite is smokin’!
- 282 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr outlines how to go from being a beginning weight trainer to an intermediate with a burst of new size and strength gains.
- 26 TRAIN TO GAIN
Victorious delts, fear of change and Joe Horrigan on lower-back pain.
- 42 SMART TRAINING
Charles Poliquin outlines the patient-lifter/stepladder combo strength system.
- 50 EAT TO GROW
CoQ10, cheap protein and a new thermogenic king on the fat-burning scene.
- 70 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen has answers for a trainee who’s lost fat but needs muscle.
- 76 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin on contests, drug tests and bodybuilding success.
- 80 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman discusses efficient 3D back attacks. Plus, barbells vs. dumbbells.
- 228 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s world-of-bodybuilding coverage—plus his four big Rising Stars.
- 242 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser’s cool Web site finds, a review of Phil Heath’s new DVD and Broser’s Power/Rep Range/Shock hamstring-hammering routines.
- 248 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum looks into the Internet pro-hormone-and-steroid trade.
- 252 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman covers the ladies’ side of the sport—with photo fortitude.
- 292 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
Bomber Blast, The Secret, BodySpace Physique of the Month and health and aging research.
- 304 READERS WRITE
Iron-bug venom, gorgeous Georges and exploding muscle size.