- THE CATECHISM
A parochial perspective on building bigger biceps in just six weeks. The author answers the tough questions - wielding KFC as his humble communion - to divulge the four exercises that balance mass building with blood pumping for a burn. By Lee Priest.
- THE POWER CYCLE
An eight week, no frills foray into the dark side of training for strength and size. It's enough weight and intensity to shock your muscle fibers from stagnation into growth and adaptation. By Mike Francois.
- H.U.G.E.: THE HARDGAINER'S ULTIMATE GROWTH ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
Quick Fix for Delts. Clean up your exercises by discarding those that are superficial. Get back to the basics with a shoulder routine that's heavy, intense, quick and clean. By Gunter Schlierkamp.
- 15 RULES FOR RAISING CALVES
If your calves are missing in action, learn these 15 rules of the game. They're the quickest route to overcoming sticking points and getting those suckers to grow. By Dorian Yates.
- BACK LOADED
An intensive course on building barn door lats. Get the 411 on packing mass and detail onto your upper back (not to mention enhancing your V taper). By Flex Wheeler.
- IN THE TRENCHES
How to diagnose and cure bodybuilding's most common problem - overtraining! By Stuart McRobert.
- POWER MEALS FOR MASS
Devising the ideal nutrition program for bodybuilding is not exactly rocket science - following give cardinal rules will put you on the straight and narrow path to muscularity.
- ROUND TABLE
One of our devoted scribes goes to the experts to get the latest science on protein consumption.
- ADVANCED NUTRITION
Facts on fat: Monosaturated vs. polyunsaturated.
- NUTRITION BONUS SECTION
The Full Monty. Flex Magazine's 50 top tips on bodybuilding nutrition - an almanac for serious athletes.
- BICEPS BURNIN' BUDDIES
Jason Arntz and Mat Duvall - the notorious Frick and Frack combo from Diamond Gym in beautiful New Jersey - take friendship to a new level of hardcore dementia.
- THE WORLD FROM THE STREET
The lowdown on growth hormone.
- SCIENCE RESEARCH
Black Market roulette - the dangers of copping street drugs to enhance performance; IGF-I and cancer: a clear link.
- OVER THE COUNTER STACK
How to get hormonally charged legally.
- THE BIG PICTURE
The Ronnie Coleman File
|15th Anniversary Blowout:
- FLEX: THE FIRST 15 YEARS
A retrospective on the continued success and growth of America's best hardcore bodybuilding magazine.
- INTO THE MILLENNIUM
Always one step ahead of the rest, our editorial staff reveals the shape of things to come on the volatile world of bodybuilding and training.
- REALITY CZECH
Glory, found and lost, at the 1997 Men's World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships in Prague.
- PRIX DESTINY 2
As the 1997 IFBB Grand Prix Tour romps through the global village, one question remains: Will Kevin Levrone win seven? The stunning conclusion on this two part psychotic adventure.
|Poster / Special Section:
- THE COMPLETE ARNOLD
In this FLEX exclusive, we offer the complete filmography and contest history of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger. A first time ever collectible for Arnold fans of all ages.
- Ask Mr. Olympia
- Ask Ms. Olympia
- Editor's Page
- Flex Calendar Update
- Flex n Femme
- Future Flex
- Hard Times
- IFBB World Report
- NPC Report / Coming Events
- Reader's Market
- Street Scene
- Style: Moher Style
- Talent Roundup