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 are bodybuilders Dorian Yates, Chris Cormier, Shawn Ray, Paul Dillett, and Barbara Moran.
Build a championship back with four basic - yet brutal - exercises. Enjoy this treatise, complete with the 'take no prisoners' mentality you'd expect from a bodybuilder who trains at Temple Street Gym in Birmingham, England.
Dorian Yates' successful title defense may have appeared easy to onlookers, but the behind the scene Rocky Horror show that led up to the 1997 Olympia was a bloody hell on Earth. Learn all the graphic details on this forced march into battle with bodybuilding's ultimate warrior.
Analyzing cable crossovers with Dennis Newman; packing on size and quality with Jay Cutler's diet.
A smorgasbord of slimming solutions.
PERFORMANCE BOOSTER AND PROTECTOR
FLEX addresses questions on IGF-1 and glutamine.
Alcohol as an anticatabolic agent; testosterone and cardiac risk factors; steroids and liver enzymes - know the source.
This month: GH releasing hormone; steroids to pump up your libido; lipolic acid helps with sugar metabolism; leptin: a new fat burner? and much, much more.
This month: the latest research on fish oil and fat burning; plus bicarb buffers: are they really ergogenic aids?
All the action and drama from the finale of the 1997 Mr. O contest.
Barbara Moran, a top young fitness competitor, is Long Island's most exciting homegrown product since the invention of Long Island Iced Tea. Hard candy for the mind.
After months of intimidation, threats and blackmail, FLEX photographer Chris Lund finally persuaded the West Coast's three most loquacious pros - Chris Cormier, Shawn Ray and Paul Dillett - to go at it hammer and tongs in a hardcore workout eight weeks prior to the 1997 Mr. Olympia contest. This shocking pictorial must be seen to be believed!
Just Just when you thought that the Masters Olympia was dead and buried six feet below a mound of moribund muscle bellies, this contest, it its fourth year, emerged as an entertaining subplot to the Mr. Olympia event.
THE WORLD GAMES BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bodybuilding takes center stage at the World Games: the Olympics of the non-Olympic IOC recognized federations. His Excellency Juan Antonio Samaranch was on hand to more arduously study the sport that is closing in on Olympic recognition.
The Roland Kickinger file.
Double murder charge shock!
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