Irony Magazine

July 2002

IRONY Magazine, since October 2000 has provided some of the most unique and top stories and photos of women who lift. Covering many of the major and state wide womens bodybuilding, strength, and fitness events. IRONY has also provided international news and coverage of the sport, as well as the people who make international lifting so popular.

July 2002 - Table of Contents
Number 8


  • Spotlight on Raija Toivo
    Born on November 10, 1961 in a little town in Finland called Hanko. Started weight lifting in 1983, and competed in 1984. Involved with the IFBB Finnish Federation since 1996.

  • Wrestling with a French Flair
    Weilen Quonian definitely brings new meaning to the words westle, strong, and muscle. She has been competing as a professional female wrestler for a number of years.

  • Avoid Gaining Weight After A Contest!
    After a contest, all you care about is eating and eating a lot. You crave foods that you normally would not eat. I ate over 50 pieces of sushi after one contest, and woke up with my eyes swollen shut due to the salt and water retention by my muscle cells. By Colette Nelson.

  • Essential Fatty Acids - The Breakdown
    You can avoid the headache of misleading labeling tactics by educating yourself on the haves and have nots of fats.

  • Around the Northwest with Gerri Deach
    The Northwest bodybuilding season kicked off with the Vancouver Natural Bodybuilding Championships.

  • Alison Bookless
    Alison talks about the ab workout, and how can you get a six pack.

  • Interview with Beth Roberts
    Questions and answers with Beth Roberts!

  • Top Ten Mistakes People Make in The Gym
    Including mistaking the health club for a social club, refusing to warm up before a workout, not allowing enough time for muscles to recover from the previous workout, working straight through painful and sometimes serious injuries, sacrificing proper form in order to use heavy weights, abandoning pre-workout and post-workout stretching, over- training, doing the same exact exercises day after day, waiting forever between sets, bringing your cell phone along for the workout.

  • Emerald Cup 2002
    The 2002 edition marked the 20th anniversary of this muscle institution.

  • Around the Town With the Muscle Bound
    We are going to subtitle it Comebacks. Lenda Murray, Nicole Bass, Kimberly Rodgers, Cindy Leister, and more.

  • Beware Clenbuterol
    The prescription asthma medication is still very popular in bodybuilding circles because it is a potent, although problematic fat burner.

  • Susan's Recipe Corner
    Protein Shakes, including the basic protein shake, cran-banana berry, choco-nutter butter, mocha cream, and egg soufflé.

  • Competition Preparation
    The moment of truth. The actual day of competition. You must move forward and actually do it!

  • Supplements for Recovery
    By Bethany Howlett. Any athlete has the same need for muscle recovery in order to maximize her results. We talk about muscle gain, muscle maintenance, muscle breakdown, and more.

  • Cremonlyn Frazier
    Born in Orange, New Jersey on February 19, 1977, she left the field of management for a new path as a personal trainer. .