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December 1998

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.


December 1998 - Table of Contents
Volume 16, Number 10

Bodybuilding:

  • QUAD-GIVEN TALENT
    A basic packing on the mass guide for the one area where hard work means more than the latest in exercise technology.

  • THE SUITE 16
    Ah, it's music to our ears - one of bodybuilding's most aesthetic physique artists composes a symphony of rules for harmonious biceps development.

  • NECKS ISSUE
    Go ahead, pal, throw your head back and tense those neck muscles! What, you haven't brought up your sternocleidomastoids? Not to worry, as we now offer a primer on the most visible of trainable bodyparts.

  • IN THE TRENCHES - TIME TO GET PERSONAL
    Hardgaining bodybuilders can finally attain optimal growth and performance through a personalized plan of attack in the gym.

  • SHOCKED AND AMAZED
    This eight week triceps program is the bomb! Rapid progress for bodybuilders on the go.

  • H.U.G.E.: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FUNDAMENTALS -
    DOUBLE DOWN DROP SETS DELTS

    Absolute manna for stubborn bodybuilders with hard to grow delts. We bring you a high intensity preexhaust system that stimulates awesome gains in raw mass.

Features:

  • INTO THE MILLENNIUM II
    Mike Matarazzo, Leo Ingram, Jean-Pierre Fux, Nasser El Sonbaty and Lee Priest in 2013

  • FACE OFF
    Mike "Mad Dog" Matarazzo calls out NHL bad ass Marty McSorley for a killer workout. Forget the Dream Team; here comes the Mean Team.

  • THE BIG PICTURE
    The Eddie Robinson File

  • MIKE FRANCOIS' TOUGHEST BATTLE
    Shannan Francois' personal account of her husband's life and death struggle to survive.

  • ROCK & ROLL
    Profiles in courage; wheelchair athletes mix muscle with inspiration.

  • KEEPING SCORE
    A thorough analysis of bodybuilding's judging system.

Contests

  • LESA LEWIS AS MUSCULAR AS SHE WANTS TO BE!
    Complete coverage of the 1998 Jan Tana Classic

  • TRADING PLACES
    Team Universe proves hardcore and natural bodybuilding coexist in the cosmos.

Pictorials

  • BEAM ME UP, YOCKEY!
    Fitness competitor Mary Yockey is out of this world.

  • EUROSAURUS FLEX
    New blood from the Old World; Finnish Superman Marko Savolainen teams up with England's Triceratops Ernie Taylor to form a European common market of muscle.

Performance Science

  • THE WORD FROM THE STREET
    Muscle technology without the technical jargon.

  • NEW AGE ERGOGENS
    Meet the latest super supplements - including androstenedione!

  • MASS MEDIA
    The IOC introduces new doping policies; substances banned by major sports bodies; the Lancet poses tough questions about athletes and drug use.

Posters:

  • MARY YOCKEY

  • SHAWN RAY

Nutrition:

  • ADVANCED NUTRTIION
    How to gauge the purity of creatine; ultimate aminos for workout recovery and a host of other absorbing stuff.

  • LOCK AND LOAD
    Ten tips on carbohydrate loading and depleting.

  • THE ROUND TABLE
    One of our steadfast scribes talks to the champs about dietary mistakes and how to correct them.

Departments:

  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Ask Mr. Olympia
  • Ask Ms. Olympia
  • Editor's Page
  • Factoids
  • Flex Calendar Update
  • Flex n Femme
  • Future Flex
  • Hard Times
  • IFBB World Report
  • Musclehedz
  • NPC Report / Coming Events
  • Reader's Market
  • Reflexions
  • Street Scene
  • Style: Lewis Style
  • Talent Roundup
  • Talkback