Cover: The last man to go, nurse Derek Poundstone would win 2008 Fortissimus if he loaded this 517-lb. stone, which had eluded everyone else. Poundstone proved himself fully worthy of his name.
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- Nauru: The Beginning by Paul Coffa
- One-Arm Drag by Steve Justa
- Increasing Lifting Strength in the Posterior Chain by Mike Waller, M.A. and Tim Piper, M.S.
- Utilizing Fringe Supplements Sensibly by Bill Starr
- Hit the Deck by Brian Jones, M.S.
- Foundations: The Case for Cable Training by Jon Bruney
- The Neck Project (Part III): Defending Gray Matter by Steven Helmicki
- Battling Ropes Basics by John Brookfield
- The Two Dumbbells Clean and Jerk by Roger Davis
- Are You Seeing the Gain…or Just Feeling the Pain? by John Christy
- Are You Positive? by Steve Jeck
- Warrior Workouts by Ken Best
- The Viking Stone Lifting Challenge: A New Icelandic Saga by William Crawford, M.D.
- Football Time and Football Thoughts by Dr. Ken E. Leistner
- Finger Pull-Ups for Ferocious Fingertips by Brad Johnson
- 2008 European Senior Weightlifting Championships: Supers Drama Caps Event by Per Mattingsdal
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- The Strongest German Middleweights: Andreas Lutz and Hans Abraham by Gherardo Bonini