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May 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 Shawn Ray, and Flex Wheeler. In the inset is Denise Paglia.

May 2001 - Table of Contents
Volume 19, Number 3

Special Outsert

  • 16 Page Supplement Spectacular
    The Big !0 Flex's guide to the essential muscle building supplements.


  • Delt Laws 1-12
    Trust edicts for fast gains in shoulder mass. By Nasser El Sonbaty.

  • Taking Your Sidelines Center Stage
    Tweaking serratus and obliques for physique building success.

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey
    Power Trip - A 13 week power program for packing on size.

  • Pec-Pumping Potions
    The magic formula for chest development. By Jennifer McVicar.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's Ultimate Growth Enhancement System. Heavy on the Mind: Fear and loving of monster weights. By Victor Martinez.

  • A Twist On Triceps
    Use rope movements to nail the horseshoe muscle. By Shawn Ray.


  • Louie Hulks Back Into Prime Time!
    Lou Ferrigno returns to TV on 'The King of Queens'

  • The Flex Interview: Wheeler's Turn
    A revealing Q&A with Flex Wheeler.

  • The Good "O' Days
    Let's bring the fun back to the Mr. Olympia. By Shawn Ray.

  • Science Fiction
    The truth about the French creatine smear.

  • The Big Picture
    The Frank Zane File

  • Brother, What A Book
    Dave Draper's Brother Iron, Sister Steel appraised.


  • Poles Vault To New Heights
    2000 IFBB World Amateur Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness and Mixed Pairs Championships report.

  • Chris This!
    2001 Ironman Pro Invitational report.

Performance Science

  • Advanced Nutrition
    The latest research on bodybuilding nutrition.

  • The Magnificent Seven
    Low carb strategies designed to get you shredded.

  • The Wright Stuff
    What to think about Zinc and mineral supplementation.

Pictorials . Posters

  • Crouching Tigress
    Denise Paglia

  • Denise Paglia

  • Shawn Ray


  • 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