- ALL OR NOTHING MASS
Free weights, basics, low reps and high sets are the key to this pragmatic training philosophy. By Lee Priest.
- 21 GUN SALUTE!
In this eye popping FLEX special, elite members of the 21" guns club indulge in some strategic arms talk - they reveal their most productive biceps routines and share training advice as potent as a scatter gun fired from a moving vehicle.
- IN THE TRENCHES
Objective Objectives! A guide to realistic goal setting for bodybuilders with unlimited expectations
- GIVE ME STRENGTH
675 pound squats and 365 pound behind the neck presses. Am I crazy or what? You be the judge, but only after reading this love letter to lifting heavy for a new level of growth. By Chris Cormier.
- H.U.G.E.: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FUNDAMENTALS
Frontal Assault. The advantages of doing front squats for overall thigh mass. By Milos Sarcev.
- SIZE MATTERS
How to take your physique to a dimension way beyond the limits of your imagination.
- BACK UP
A six week crash course on building a big, thick back. It's an easy to use system: Warm up the muscles thoroughly, then go heavy for three basic lifts.
- LETTING GO!
'Why I decided to retire from competitive bodybuilding" by Dorian Yates.
- JOE WEIDER'S BODYBUILDING HALL OF FAME
We profile the 12 inaugural inductees, bodybuilders who helped establish and shape the iron sport.
- THE THAI CONNECTION
Ten questions asked of new IFBB pro Dennis James.
- MADISON SQUARE GARDEN KNOCKOUT
Are you ready for the shocking truth? If so, grab a bottle of your favorite liquid and gear up for the battle for bodybuilding's ultimate honor. Complete blow by blow coverage from ringside at Madison Square Garden. Commentary analysis and a whole lot more.
- THE JOY OF DEX
As quick as you can say Masters and Johnson, the always engaging Dexter Jackson swept away his competition and picked up a pro card at the 1998 North American Championships. Amy Pazzo and Kern Konyha also took the rite of passage into pro status.
- BLONDE AMBITION
Monica Brant smokes the competition in our exclusive readers poll to name the sport's sexiest female athlete. As a testament, we present a vintage pictorial of this blonde bombshell.
- MASS MEDIA
- Andro and Mark McGwire
- A complete primer on Androstenedione
- A post-mortem and the truth - on Florence Griffith Joyner.
- THE WORD FROM THE STREET
- Everything you wanted to now about creatine
- Yohimbine as a fat burner
- THE IRON EGGHEAD
- Benefits of sprinting
- A test for testosterone
- A gripping piece on hormone bloat
- and more…
- TAKE THE "A" TRAIN
Why Acetyl-L-Carnitine may increase testosterone production.
- MONICA BRANT
- RONNIE COLEMAN
- ADVANCED NUTRITION
- Coffee as a performance enhancing substance
- Chromium as a fat burner
- Milk and bodybuilding
- The skinny on fat
- PROTEIN PLUS
Eight more reasons to pack protein into your diet.
- THE ROUND TABLE
One of our peripatetic scribes seeks out those in the know about how to pack muscle mass onto a frame.
- All Our Yesterdays
- 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: Pariso Style
- Talent Roundup