- 64 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 109
Static contraction for a mass reaction. The TEG men hold to grow.
- 90 BRICK BY BRICK
Ron Harris’ consistency plan for building your ultimate physique.
- 106 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN 40
How to set up a time to grow and why staying too lean is the no-gain scene.
- 114 SUPERSIZE THIS!
Jerry Brainum’s scientific take on fast food. (Ronald McDonald is toast!)
- 136 DETAILED DENSITY
Cory Crow analyzes Mark Perry’s rugged-back training program.
- 146 HMB CONTROVERSY
Jacob Wilson and Gabriel Wilson explore the research to determine who can benefit musclewise from using this controversial supplement.
- 162 MUSCLE FIBER FACT AND FICTION
New research on fast-twitch fibers rewrites the textbooks.
- 174 40 IS THE NEW 20, PART 2
Eric Broser’s complete workout program for getting bigger and better with age.
- 186 GET BIG & STRONG
From the Bodybuilding.com archives, Michael Roussell outlines a best-of-both-worlds workout.
- 202 X-FILES
A quick Q&A on everything from volume vs. intensity to lower-lat growth to building a massive muscular base with 3D Positions of Flexion.
- 232 HARDBODY
Sasha Brown unveils her muscular curves—prepare to slam on your brakes.
- 244 PROFILE: DARREM CHARLES
D.C. talks: A personal peek at the proportionate pro.
- 256 HEAVY DUTY
John Little channels Mike Mentzer’s intensity.
- 266 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Part 2 of Coach Bill Starr’s Bigger, Stronger, Younger—how and when to start youngsters on a strength-training program.
- 28 TRAIN TO?GAIN
How to build a big, bad chest, to squat or not, and Joe Horrigan on pullovers.
- 44 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin explains how to rest for strength.
- 52 EAT TO GROW
Best creatine-loading method and gaining with protein and carbs during training.
- 74 NATURALLY HUGE
John Hansen constructs pec-pounding programs for a chest that’ll impress.
- 82 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Dave Goodin talks competitive encouragement and the benefits of training with your better half.
- 86 CRITICAL MASS
Steve Holman analyzes the stretch and how it can etch muscle detail.
- 208 NEWS & VIEWS
Lonnie Teper’s world-of-bodybuilding coverage—plus, four Rising Stars.
- 224 MUSCLE “IN” SITES
Eric Broser has more on Mark Dugdale’s “Driven” DVD, a review of the new e-book X-Rep Update #1 and set-by-set warmup protocols for bigger results.
- 228 BODYBUILDING PHARMACOLOGY
Jerry Brainum explains the pros and cons of growth hormone for athletes.
- 248 PUMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Ruth Silverman’s USA pict-O-rama, plus—another women’s bodybuilding legend.
- 276 MIND/BODY CONNECTION
The overflowing riches of iron and steel from Dave Draper. Plus, sexy time, nap for knowledge and The Lean Body Promise book review.
- 288 READERS WRITE
Gangbuster gladiator, castration accusation and X-traordinary gains.