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January 2001

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 Ronnie Coleman. In the inset is Valentina Chepiga. Another inset includes Flex Wheeler, Kevin Levrone, and Ronnie Coleman.

January 2001 - Table of Contents
Volume 18, Number 11


  • The Dirty Dozen
    Here is a 12 week shock routine that is far more intense than any training partner on the face of the earth. By Tevita Aholelei.

  • Structural Improvements
    Mold the physique of your dreams by carefully gaining muscle to play to the strength of your skeletal frame. By Greg Merritt.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's Ultimate Growth Enhancement System - Cable Buster - Are you tough enough to handle the gut wrenching intensity of a pro level mass building workout using nothing but cables?

  • Get Pushy
    Thrashing triceps is Ronnie Coleman's secret weapon in the battle to build a bigger chest and shoulder combo.

  • The Brotherhood
    Markus Ruhl and Jay Cutler, two blond behemoths wading in a gene pool all their own, initiate you into the hallowed brotherhood of iron. A walk in the park? Not on your life.


  • Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall Of Fame
    We proudly introduce the inductees for 2001: Eugene Sandow, Jack Delinger, Albert Beckles, Franco Columbu, Kay Baxter, Diana Dennis and Kike Elomaa.

  • The Big Picture
    The Orville Burke File.

  • Wild Pitch
    The New York Times strikes out in its coverage of steroids and baseball.


  • Fall Classic
    Ronnie Coleman plays the size game as the officer cops his third straight Olympia title. Happy?

  • Littlest is Loudest
    If you have been holding your breath until a bantamweight wins the overall at a national level show, exhale! Pigs fly next!


  • Advanced Nutrition
    The scoop on protein as a thermogenic, the skinny on duck as a viable alternative to chicken or turkey, the bodybuilding benefits of zinc and the latest research on whether high protein diets help to lower cholesterol.

  • Supplement Synergy
    Five nutrient combos for peak performance.

  • The Round Table
    Aaron Maddron, Craig Titus, Tom Prince, and Mike Matarazzo weigh in on their favorite non-meat protein sources.

  • From Lab Rats to Gym Rats
    Boost your training efforts with more cutting edge nutrition information from th 47th anaul meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • Moo Muscle
    Could colostrums, the ultimate food for babies, also be the ultimate bodybuilding supplement?

  • The Wright Stuff
    Fruits and vegetables offer many perks as part of a bodybuilding diet.


  • Ronnie Coleman

  • Valentina Chepiga


  • All Our Yesterdays
  • 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