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April 2005

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. On the cover is Dave Batista

April 2005 - Table of Contents
Volume 23, Number 2


  • Triple Duty
    For Lee Labrada, Dorian Yates and Mark Dugdale, high intensity reigns.

  • Level-10 Intensity
    Going into a gym with this NPC National heavyweight champ is like entering a war zone.

  • The Brute Strength Program: Time to Force It
    Month two of FLEX's six month plan to increase strength

  • The Dipping Man
    Dipping deep to understand why this basic exercise isn't as popular as it once was but still should be.

  • The H.U.G.E. System: Big Advice
    Six champs tell their secrets for reaching Hugeville

  • Gym Bag
    Packed with insider tips and breaking research.

  • Chest Thumping
    Six steps to maximum chest growth

  • Ask Mr. O
    By Ronnie Coleman

  • Ask Dorian
    By Dorian Yates

  • Lee's Way
    By Lee Haney


  • Blood Sugar Balancing
    Keeping sugar levels stable is the key to more fat free mass

  • Rip It Good
    Not 10, but 18 tips for effective fat burning

  • Advanced Nutrition
    L-Carnitine as a testosterone booster, buckwheat for breakfast, understanding Vitargo, touting taurine and controlling a sweet tooth.

  • Feeding Federov
    Thus Russian can teach a thing or two about nutritional instinct.

  • Net Gains
    Expert advice about the safety of nitric oxide, carbing at night and protein shake spoilage.


  • Body Slam
    Shhh… don't tell anyone, but WWE superstar Dave Batista is really a bodybuilder at heart.

  • The Fifth Annual FLEXY Awards
    Roll out the red carpet = it's time to find out which celebrities made the cut as Hollywood's buffest bods.

  • Arnold's Page
  • Joe's Page
  • Talkback
  • Hard Times
  • Reflexions
  • The Show Big Report
  • IFBB Report
  • NPC Report / Talent Roundup
  • Events
  • Readers Market
  • Next Month