Issue #55




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Editorial—Stuart McRobert
A double reality check

Fifty-Two Weeks of Training—John R. Christy
Craig Rasmussen’s success story

Experiments in the Gym—Bill Piche
The bench press

HARDGAINER Nutrition 103—Lyle McDonald

The Psychology of the 20-Rep Squat—Phil Escott

The Steel Tip—Dr. Ken E. Leistner
The reality of strength training (continued), increasing low-back support, muscle isolation, original progression

Commando-Tough Intensity—Bob Whelan

Progressing to Super-Advanced Levels, Part 3—Mike Thompson

Cultivating the “State”—Edward K. Wietholder
How to boost your workout intensity

Pressing Engagements—John McKean
Overhead pressing

Questions and Answers—Rich Rydin and Dave Maurice
Blood testosterone and exercise, target heart rate for cardiorespiratory health, improving a poor appetite, how to consume enough calories without forced feeding

Lessons Learned—William B. Putman

Forum—edited by Stuart McRobert
The splendor of old men, a reader’s training program, rational progression, how to boost training productivity, Stuart’s vegan experiment