Muscle & Fitness - August 2008 Issue Preview: 97 Rules To Breakthrough!

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August 2008

Muscle & Fitness August 2008 Muscle & Fitness Magazine: August 2008.

The August issue of Muscle & Fitness showcases rules for breaking through and staying there, Rock-Hard Challenge (Part 2), on-the-go foods for energy and much more! Check it out!

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Table Of Contents, August 2008
Special Section Training & Fitness Nutrition
Rock-Hard Challenge 2008, Month 2
It's back! Since its inception in July 2001, M&F's Rock-Hard Challenge has helped millions get fit. Now it's your turn to Your physique transformation is under way! Keep the gains coming with the complete training program for the next phase of our three-month challenge, loaded with muscle-building intensity and fat-burning cardio. It's built for anyone seeking a lean, strong body.
By Joe Wuebben, Program By Jimmy Peña, MS, CSCS
110 Break Through to a Better You
Attain a beach-ready physique with 97 explosive tips to bust through any training plateau.
By Jim Stoppani, PhD, And Jon Finkel
66 Four-Alarm Foods
The next time you're faced with choosing chow from a vending machine, the movies or a fast-food joint, choose right with this guide to the best of the worst.
By Jordana Brown
Rock-Hard Diet, Month 2
Fight fat and craft lean muscle 24/7 with this nutrition plan. Although it's specially designed for those taking on the Rock-Hard Challenge, it's a powerful plan for anyone training for their best body ever.
By Jim Stoppani, PhD
124 Fine-Tune Your Legs In Four Weeks
You can train your legs and then you can train your legs. Big difference. This monthlong routine does the latter to make you bigger and stronger.
By Jimmy Peña, MS, CSCS
86 Shake Up Your Growth
Mixing a protein shake may seem elementary on many levels, but add the wrong thing at the wrong time and you create obstacles to growth. Here's how to get bigger and stronger one shake at a time.
By Jordana Brown
The Rock-Hard Challenge Rules
Ready to put your results to the test? Find out how you can enter to become the 2008 Rock-Hard male or female champion, and earn yourself a $2,500 grand prize in the process.
244 The Smith Smackdown
From the message boards, we give you the hottest debate in 2008: What's the Smith machine good for?
By Jon Finkel, Jimmy Pena, MS, CSCS and The Memebers Of
Fire Up Your Delts
Amateur bodybuilder and professional firefighter Steve Kuclo builds big shoulders with this red-hot routine.
By Lara McGlashan
Lats Like Lado's
Shapely lats and steel traps keep IFBB figure pro Mary Elizabeth Lado near the top of the figure world.
By Jon Finkel
Features Featured Departments Columns, Etc.
The Muscle Doctrine
Who knew that behind the mild-mannered professionalism of Celebrity Rehab's Dr. Drew there lurks an old-school gym rat with biceps bigger than his clients' heads?
By Mark Thorpe
132 Training Notebook
Workout of the Month: Detail Day
By Jimmy Pena, MS, CSCS

Pimp My Workout: Find the Fatigue
By Joe Wuebben

Power and Strength: Sizing Up the Sumo
By Sean Waxman, CSCS

Strength Lab: Pulled in All Directions
By Jim Stoppani, PhD

Kinesiology: Reverse Smith Front Squat
By David Sandler, MS, CSCS

Ask Arnold: Back Drop
By Arnold Schwarzenegger
212 Masthead
Reel Muscle
Rocky training scenes are the gold standard in cinematic muscle, but we've ranked nine sequences that offer stiff competition.
By Jon Finkel
170 Nutrition Notebook
What's Your Q?
By Jim Stoppani, PhD

How & Whey
By Tabitha Elliott, PhD
234 On the Web
By Peter McGough
By Joe Weider
Feedback/Success Stories
The Edge
By Jim Stoppani, PhD, and Mark Thorpe
Big Time
Edited By Mark Thorpe
Industry Beat
The Marketplace
Strong Words
By Jon Finkel