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Author Topic: Flex Magazine - stopping publication - last issue will be April 2018  (Read 9248 times)
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« on: March 02, 2018, 02:58:45 PM »

 Sad

It will be merging with Muscle and Fitness. Flex will have a section within the magazine. The end.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 03:02:03 PM »

A section in M&F......


Wow. Print is dead.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 03:14:29 PM »

the end of an era..MF's last issue had 136 pages. so that's 100 pages ads 10 actual fitness content rest is misc garbage.. where will they fit the 10 pages of flex like material. pic'd is first issue


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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 03:15:34 PM »

for real???

 Cry Cry Cry
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 03:20:14 PM »

Remember, "bodybuilding is stronger than ever!" "Growing faster than ever!"
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 03:51:50 PM »

the end of an era..MF's last issue had 136 pages. so that's 100 pages ads 10 actual fitness content rest is misc garbage.. where will they fit the 10 pages of flex like material. pic'd is first issue

I still have this issue.  Cry
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 04:08:16 PM »

the end of an era..MF's last issue had 136 pages. so that's 100 pages ads 10 actual fitness content rest is misc garbage.. where will they fit the 10 pages of flex like material. pic'd is first issue
Had that one and every other one, till I stopped buying and subscribing. Sold my whole collection over the years for .25 a copy. If I had the space I would have kept them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 04:09:29 PM »

another one bites the dust.. Cry Cry Cry Cry Shocked Shocked Angry Angry Angry


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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 04:11:12 PM »

Had that one and every other one, till I stopped buying and subscribing. Sold my whole collection over the years for .25 a copy. If I had the space I would have kept them.
Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 05:02:52 PM »

Sad, but was an inevitability.

Had a subscription in the late eighties. Loved it and MuscleMag.

Print is dead and bodybuilding is dead = FLEX is dead.


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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 06:30:44 PM »

pip  Cry
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 06:45:59 PM »

Sad, but was an inevitability.

Had a subscription in the late eighties. Loved it and MuscleMag.

Print is dead and bodybuilding is dead = FLEX is dead.



This.
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 06:58:47 PM »

how many editors & staff will get booted  Huh
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 07:04:37 PM »

Sad, but was an inevitability.

Had a subscription in the late eighties. Loved it and MuscleMag.

Print is dead and bodybuilding is dead = FLEX is dead.




Musclemag was my favorite with the steroid section by Greg Zulac maybe?had subscriptions to musclemag,flex,md and Ironman in the early 90s.used to love it cause I would get one every couple days end of the month,that was so much fun reading thru those.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 06:32:30 AM »

Will M&F now take the torch and have Arnold on the cover every other month?
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2018, 06:46:01 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2018, 06:46:29 AM »

Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Do you have a wife and kids? How much do you value your entire collection at? Including the books, weights, and other paraphernalia that you have?
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2018, 06:48:20 AM »

Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Funk do you have kids ? I would like to take all your shit when you die .
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2018, 06:51:17 AM »

Damn, that's horrible news! Now where do I get all that precious information about how to get huge? And what supplements to buy, so I will look like the "champions"?    Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2018, 07:59:49 AM »

Sad, but was an inevitability.

Had a subscription in the late eighties. Loved it and MuscleMag.

Print is dead and bodybuilding is dead = FLEX is dead.



bodybuilding is not dead, print is dead though, because people don't buy magazines that much anymore. bodybuilding is alive and well. Most people get their info through the internet, so why buy mags?
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2018, 08:08:11 AM »

Is it safe to say that Joe can't get a hard-on anymore?
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2018, 09:03:20 AM »

bodybuilding is not dead, print is dead though, because people don't buy magazines that much anymore. bodybuilding is alive and well. Most people get their info through the internet, so why buy mags?

Bodybuilding is dead.

Bodybuilding.
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2018, 09:44:52 AM »

Blame feminism!

They don't want men to look like that!

No market for those mags anymore.
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2018, 12:39:47 PM »

R.I. P.
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2018, 01:54:16 PM »



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I haven't flipped through FLEX since the 1990's.  Why did I stop?  I grew up...  I quickly concluded the articles were repetitive... how many ways can you say the same thing?  Many photo spreads felt like soft core porn... if I want porn I'll get the real thing and it will be hard core.  The internet made the magazines superfluous... you can get all current and past contest coverage with a click of your mouse for free.  Why wait and pay for a monthly magazine?  Bulk... who wants to store or tote around years of magazines?  Since my first FLEX in about 1994 I've moved about 10 times (not an uncommon number for grad students chasing fellowships or young academics).

Someone above said it: print is dead (or dying). As in nature, only the strong survive.  This kind of magazine has a window: guys in teens and twenties.  A man still reading FLEX in his 30s, 40s, or 50s needs to move on.
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