“I had to convince people that I was serious about acting and not just a wrestler who wanted to be in movies and make a lot of money.” – Dave Bautista

In the November issue Spectre star Dave Bautista tells Sean Hyson of the hard road he took after leaving WWE to forge a career as an actor. Like any tough challenge there were setbacks and slow times, but he persevered, and caught a break by bagging a big role in Guardians of the Galaxy last year. Bautista made such an impression on director Sam Mendes, he was soon cast as henchman Mr. Hinx in the latest Bond movie Spectre, which opens on November 6. Bautista talks about this as well as his enduring love for resistance training in the cover story this month.

In addition, we recruited the most trusted experts to build the ultimate mass-building program. We also bring you the top workouts from former Mr. Olympia winners to help you build your best physique, and serve up a suite of recipes to ensure that your Thanksgiving leftovers make for some serious mass-gaining meals. Speaking of food, we have an excerpt from the ripped Dr Robert Irvine’s new book Fit Fuel.

We also feature our NFL Strength team, as well as a back workout that will make you stronger and bigger. What more can you ask for ahead of the holiday season! All this as well as our regular columns and sections. Don’t miss the November issue of Muscle & Fitness on newsstands today!

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