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February 2004

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 Kelly Ryan.

February 2004 - Table of Contents
Volume 63, Number 2


  • Train, Eat, Grow 52
    A back to basics approach for serious strength with a size side effect. The TEG boys gotta go heavy or go home.

  • Only The Strong Shall Survive
    Bill Starr talks railroading. (Not with choo-choos, but it may make steam shoot out of your ears).

  • Research Team
    Bolt locks you in to optimal recovery and growth after your workout. If you don't try it, you're screwed.

  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!
    Robert Thoburn's experimentation says ROB is the bomb for putting on mass quickly. Are you ready to explore out of the small ranks? Bombs away!

  • Hormone Matrix Reloaded
    Rehan Jalali knows supplements, and this month he explores methods of getting your hormornal matrix primed for anabolism - n special effects necessary.

  • Swimsuit Spectacular
    It's winter. What better time to give you a dose of bikini clad beauties? These weight trained hardbodies will make you feel warm all over. (Uh oh - get the cold shower running.)

  • Steve Reeves, Part 5
    John Little reveals Reeves' arm building secrets.

  • Success Story
    Robert Caltabiano: big inspiration in a small town.

  • Heavy Duty
    More HIT instruction and motivation from Mike Mentzer.

  • Joe Vs. The Squat Rack
    Keith Wassung's talke of one man's battle with the iron.

  • Building the Ultimate Physique
    An abbreviated size and power pr4ogram from John Little.

  • Ironman Pro Invitational Preview
    Lonnie Teper takes you inside the wham bam season opener. Will Jay Cutler defend his title?

  • IFBB Ms. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, and Figure Olympia
    Ruth Silverman has the scoop on which ladies won big in Sin City. Lots of hot pics here, gang.


  • Train To Gain
    Treadmill vs. cycling for maxing out fat loss and pumping in public (we're talking training here , folks).

  • Eat To Grow
    Acid reign for muscle gain, a guggul-icious study haul and the wine / women cancer connection.

  • Critical Mass
    Steve Holman devotes his column to putting an end to the puny body.

  • Naturally Huge
    John Hansen's teen training program.

  • Train With Zane
    The former Mr. O has some egg-cellent advice on how to pack on more mass.

  • Unchained
    Greg Zulak has collected loads of training tips over the years - like these.

  • News & Views
    Lonnie Teper and Ruth rolled the dice in Vegas and won big - with plenty of photos and loads of juicy items about top names in the sport. Sounds like we win big too.

  • Bodybuilding Pharmacology
    Jerry Brainum gives you the straight dope on estrogen, testosterone and bodyfat. He also has an item on how grapefruit can make you smooth and bloated (so much for that diet).

  • Mind / Body Connection
    Ironmind's Randell Strossen, Ph.D. , demonstrates how hostility can help you excel. Plus, take our quiz to see if you're a bodybuilding whiz.

  • Readers Write
    Shocking new arm size: How one reader added almost an inch in 10 weeks.