- IT TAKES GUTS
Redesign your midsection in nine mind boggling weeks with this step by step makeover. By Flex Wheeler
- THE BUILDING BLOCKS
In this riveting FLEX exclusive, we present a chapter from Dorian Yate's new book, A Portrait of Dorian Yates, the Life and Training Philosophy of the World's Best Bodybuilding.
- IN THE TRENCHES
Mass Production. The bedrock of bodybuilding in one clever missive.
- THE THINKING MAN'S TREASURE CHEST
This way to bigger pecs, friend; simple, pragmatic and effective training advice from top to bottom. By Milos Sarcev
- COUNT TO 100, THEN GROW!
An ode to the benefits of the 100 reps per set system of training.
- H.U.G.E.: WEIGHT = MASS
Big weights build big muscles. A course in concrete logic for bodybuilders of every ilk. By Patrick Lynn.
- THE BIG PICTURE
The Dave Draper Files.
- A STAGE IN FULL
More than 150 male athletes went toe-to-toe at the 1998 NPC Nationals in Atlanta. In a close call, heavyweight Jason Arntz popped out from the crowd of six champions to land the knockout punch and grab the overall title.
- RAGANOT TO RICHES
Brenda Raganot, the best thing to come out of Seattle since Soundgarden, dominated 47 women to lay claim to the overall women's title at the 1998 NPC Nationals.
- BEWARE THE MINITOUR
The 1998 European Grand Prix was short, sweet and very strange indeed.
- SPRING FEVER
Our fourth annual swimsuit special harkens back to the words of Alfred, Lory Tennyson: "A simple maiden in her flower is worth a hundred coats of arms." We generously provide a bounty of photos to defend this ribald roll of the tongue.
- THE THING WITH FOUR LEGS
Gunter Schlierkamp and Kevin Levrone form a never before seen legion of limbs.
- THE WORD FROM THE STREET
Vitamins C and E can help prevent excessive muscle breakdown.
- THE IRON EGGHEAD
This month's lineup include
- Algae as a muscle food
- Andro and Weight Gain
- Garlic and metabolism
- MUSCLEHEADS AT LOGGERHEADS: THE CHRYSIN DEBATE
Does Chrysin work as a performance enhancer? Our experts duke it out in search of the truth.
- TIMEA MAJOROVA / KATHY JOHANSSON
- BARBARA MORAN / LAURIE VANIMAN
- ADVANCED NUTRITION
- Preventing fat absorption
- Empty calories vs. nutrient density
- Pyruvate as a fat burner
- Protein's effect on Calcium metabolism
- Provocative muscle morsels
- THE CARB RULES
Eleven helpful hints about carbs: the good, the bad and the bizarre.
- THE ROUND TABLE
One of our inquiring scribes talks to the champs about nutritional strategies for attaining goals.
- All Our Yesterdays
- Ask Dorian
- Ask Ms. Olympia
- Ask Mr. Olympia
- Flex 'n' Femme
- Future Flex
- Hard Times
- IFBB World Report
- NPC Report / Coming Events
- Reader's Market
- Street Scene
- Style: Coates Style
- Swimsuit Buyers Guide