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December 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 Nasser El Sonbaty, Dennis James, and Laurie Vaniman.

December 2001 - Table of Contents
Volume 19, Number 10


  • Guns for Higher
    Take aim with this 12 week program for bigger biceps. By Orville Burke

  • Amass for All Seasons
    In praise of using 10 week training cycles to pack on more muscle.

  • A Modern Fab Four
    Jump start your workouts with these underused sure fire growth stimulating exercises.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainers Ultimate Growth Enhancement System. Absolute Essentials - ten true blue principles to cut your abs in a hurry. By Milos Sarcev

  • X-Treme Delts
    This hardcore version of the X Games tunes you in to max shoulder mass. By Jean Pierre Fux

  • Quad Job
    Front squats are the secret weapon in the battle to add loads of size to the thighs. By Dennis James


  • Summer Rerun
    Familiar faces and physiques rule the 2001 Team Universe.

  • Northern Exposure
    Jeramy Freeman earns his pro card at the reborn North American Championships.

  • Jersey Musclefest
    Three women qualify for the Ms. O at the Women's Pro Extravaganza.


  • Tennessee Teen Titan
    Brent Smith, 2001 NPC Teen Nationals championships, makes it big in Los Aneles.

  • An Enigma Returns?
    After a seven year absence, Denise Rutkowski returns to gym action.

  • The Big Picture
    The Victor Martinex File!

Performance Science

  • Advanced Science
    The latest research on bodybuilding nutrition.

  • Zapped!
    Sick and tired? Check out this array of supplements and other tricks to overcome training burnout.

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey
    Diet Hard - Even a badass like Bruce Willis would be impressed with the intensity of this eight weeks to get ripped nutrition program.

  • Protein Calculator
    Five formulas to ensure complete protein consumption.

  • The Wright Stuff
    Cold Comfort - Tips to strengthen your immune system through diet and exercise.

  • Ephedrine Under Attack
    Media misconceptions and misguided activists put thermogenics on the endangered list.

Pictorials / Posters

  • Beefy Bloopers
    Outtakes from last month's Ronnie Coleman and Chris Cormier pictorial.

  • Dennis James / Laurie Vaniman


  • 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