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October 2000

Flex Magazine considers themselves the bible of hardcore bodybuilding. Each month, Flex visits and speaks with the champions of bodybuilding at their gyms, at contests, and at their homes, gathering information and photographs, Flex brings you their latest strategies, and the competitive goals that they apply to further develop their title-winning physiques. Flex is the official magazine of the IFBB Bodybuilding Federation. On the cover is Timea Majorova. In the inset is J.D. Dawodu.

October 2000 - Table of Contents
Volume 18, Number 8


  • Time for Supersize
    This superset combo of high volume, low reps and heavy weights. By Lee Priest.

  • The Big Mix-Up
    If you've hit a training rut, here's how to blast your muscles toward new levels of strength.

  • Back Stage
    Germany's wunderkind sets the scene for his back to front Mr. Olympia contest prep. By Markus Ruhl.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's Ultimate Growth Enhancement System Partner or Pest - The pros and cons of hooking up with a training partner. By Nasser El Sonbaty.

  • Tri Harder
    Pushing movements and strength basics build huge triceps. By Kevin Levrone.

  • The Road to Six Sandows
    The top 10 bodybuilding secrets of the man mountain known as the Shadow. By Dorian Yates.

  • Rep It Up
    Follow this six week high intensity high rep program to blast your biceps into steady growth. By J.D. Dawodu.


  • The Main Event
    On issues like drugs and judging, Shawn Ray deep sixes political correctness in favor of blunt and brutal commentaryt on the dark side of bodybuilding. Is he right? You be the judge.

  • The Big Picture
    The Garrett Downing File

  • Symmetry or Cemetery?
    Inject Synthol, flirt with disaster.

  • Turn of Events
    Kim Chizevsky's sensational career moves from wuarter turns to turning cartwheels.

  • Murder, He Wrote
    IFBB President Ben Weider advances the theory that Napoleon was murdered.

  • Net Gains
    Turn on your computer and tune into the Olympia Weekend.


  • The Agony and the Ecstasy
    Complete coverage of the 2000 Joe Weider's Masters Olympia in Roanoke, Virginia.


  • Advanced Nutrition
    The inside stuff on chromium, flaxseed oil, eating clean and a whole lot more.

  • The Round Table
    Markus Ruhl, Jay Cutler, Aaron Maddron, and J.D. Dawodu offer nutrition tips for teens.

  • Insulin Explained - Finally!
    A handy primer to help you boost insulin for muscle growth.

  • The Wright Stuff
    A rock solid guide to choosing supplements that will help you burn fat to reveal new cuts.

  • Carb Confidential
    Seven hot tips to get your physique dialed in for success.


  • Space Kittens
    Our fifth annual lingerie special - 24 pages of skyrocketing fun - is purfect.

  • Midajah O-Hearn
    Poster by Robert Reiff.

  • Lisa Lowe / Timea Majorova
    Poster by Robert Reiff.


  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Ask Dorian
  • Ask Ms. Olympia
  • Ask Mr. Olympia
  • Factoids
  • Flextra
  • Future Flex
  • Hard Times
  • IFBB World Report
  • NPC Report / Coming Events
  • Publisher's Page
  • Reader's Market
  • Reflexions
  • Street Scene
  • Talent Roundup
  • Talkback