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March 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 Monica Brant. In the inset is Melvin Anthony and Garrett Downing.

March 2001 - Table of Contents
Volume 19, Number 1


  • Heavy Stuff
    Low Rep Training is the magic bullet in the quest to gain muscle size.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's Ultimate Growth Enhancement System - Phenominal Abdominals - The two most overlooked midsection exercises are also, ironically, the two most important. By Shawn Ray.

  • Getting set for the next level
    Check out the bulking to the max program that put this up and coming bodybuilder on the muscle map. By Troy Alves.

  • Concentrating on Chest
    A two a day dose of pec blasting is the ticket to unlimited training success. By Kevin Levrone.


  • A Hummer of a Contest
    A preview of the expansive Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.

  • The Flex Interview: Revolution
    Ukrainian bombshell Valentina Chepiga prepares the world for the new face of women's bodybuilding.

  • The Big Picture
    The King Kamali File.

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey
    'I See Big People'. Cultivating the mind muscle connection and achieving the perfect rep allows you to see big people… including you.


  • Give It To Me Baby
    That's what Victor Martinex was crowing after grabbing the overall championship - and his pro card - at the 2000 NPC Nationals in New York City.

  • The New York Heather Report
    After several years of stormy weather, Heather Foster finds a patch of blue to claim the heavyweight and overall titles at the NPC Women's Nationals.


  • Advanced Nutrition
    The inside stuff on getting an accurate read on bodyfat percentages; cheese as an excellent source of protein; ideal vitamin supplementation strategies for bodybuilding; carbs, fats, and the challenge of packing on mass without unwanted blubber; and the hot news about the addictive properties of curry.

  • Sliced Raw Meat
    Jay Cutler's five step program for building lean mass.

  • Burning Hunk of Fat
    The down with the street report on how to choose and use thermogenics for optimal fat burning results.


  • Head Bangers Ball
    Delt heads get thrashed and attitudes clash as odd couple Melvin Anthony and Garrett Downing partner up to hit shoulders.

  • Splash Report
    Spring Sizzler: Flex's sixth annual Swimsuit Special. This year's models are so white hot that we had to put them in a cool wet place.

  • 2001 Swimsuit Calendar
    A year goes by like nothing when Timea Majorova and Laurie Vaniman let you know what time it really is.


  • 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