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October 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, Dorian Yates, Beth Horn, and Sharon Christian.

October 2001 - Table of Contents
Volume 19, Number 8


  • The Iron War
    The battle between free weights and machines.

  • Lucky 13
    How this grizzled veteran of 12 Olympia contests prepared for the 2001 Mr. O at Mandalay Bay, By Shawn Ray.

  • The No Cheat Shoulder Workout
    For stubborn delts, use this radical approach. By Gunther Schlierkamp.

  • Famous Lats Words
    The best back advice from the Mr. Olympias with the best backs. By Lee Haney, Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's Ultimate Growth Enhancement System: Popeye Curls - Forging formidable forearms. By Tom Prince.

  • Train Like An Olympia Contender
    Whether or not you'are a competitor, this pec routine will work for you.


  • Wanted: Mr. Olympia
    A preview of the 2001 Mr. Olympia contest.

  • The Flexiest of them all
    Announcing the winner of our favorite female contest.

  • The Big Picture
    The Tommi Thorvildsen File

Performance Science

  • Advanced Nutrition
    The latest research on bodybuilding nutrition

  • Muscle Mass Made Easy
    Eight commandments for size

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey
    Supplements and Complements: How to make basic gains or achieve specific goals with the right supplements.

  • The Whole Food Story
    Maintaining your bodybuilding diet 24 hours a day while still leading a 'normal' life.

  • The Wright Stuff
    Sick Notes: Getting back into the gym after an illness

Pictorials / Posters

  • Dark Angels
    Our sixth annual lingerie special.

  • Beth Horn

  • Timea Majorova


  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Articulashawn
  • Ask Dorian
  • Chris: The Real Spiel
  • Factoids
  • Flex ;N; Femme
  • Future Flex
  • Give Pete A Chance
  • Hard Times
  • Hocus Focus
  • IFBB World Report
  • Nassertations
  • NPC Report / Coming Events
  • Publisher's Page
  • Reader's Market
  • Reflexions
  • Show Big Report
  • Street Scene
  • Talent Roundup
  • Talkback