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March 2002

Muscle & Fitness is considered to be the best of the non-hardcore bodybuilding magazines. It contains lots of information about the principles of fitness & bodybuilding. Each monthly magazine usually contains information about weight training, nutrition, training, bodybuilding and many other topics that are current in the bodybuilding and fitness world. Muscle & Fitness is more of a mainstream bodybuilding magazine, which has excellent articles and pictures. On the cover is Carol Grow.

March 2002 - Table of Contents
Volume 63, Number 3

Bonus Section

  • M&F Bodybuilding Nutrition Guide
    The essentials of eating for bigger muscles, all on one handy pullout. Learn the importance of protein and carbs, what to eat before and after your workout, and much more.

Superfeature: Complete Nutrition

  • Add 5 Pounds of Muscle in 5 Weeks
    Chad Nicholls, nutrition consultant to the pros, gives you a step by step mass gain plan to help you build 5 pounds of solid muscle without the extra fat.

  • 5 Week Fat Blast Diet
    Ditch those faddiets and shed that stubborn, unwanted bodyfat. This rotational diet keeps your metabolism in gear while maintaining your hard earned muscle mass.

  • Conquering Your Energy Zappers
    Sick and tired of feeling tired? Want to feel more invigorated throughout the day? We help you solve the nine energy draining mistakes you may be making and get you going full steam.

  • Meals in Minutes
    Most of us have little time to plan and prepare healthy meals. Here we offer up taste and nutritious recipes for eating on the run.

  • Are You A Smart Mouth?
    Test your nutrition know how and find out if you eat to compete or are simply ruining your physique.

  • Beef Up Your Hardbody
    Beef has gotten a dum rap lately, but it's an excellent source of essential dietary nutrients.

  • The Buzz On Caffeine
    The latest research on what's brewing on this popular bodybuilding pick me up, and the do's and don'ts of using it wisely.


  • Quadruple Victory
    Four time Mr. O champion Ronnie Coleman is a big man with an even bigger heart. Here he shares his routine for building quintessential quads.

  • Customize Your Training Schedule
    How frequently do you train? How frequently should you train? Your answers to these questions are probably very different. These planning tactics will help you fine tune your workout schedules for maximum benefit.

  • In The Trenches: Shake, Rattle and Row
    Fresh off their onstage rumble at the Night of Champions in New York City, Mike Matarazzo, Victor Martinez, Jamo Nezzar and NOC champ Orville Burke push one another to the limit in a brutal back training session.

  • Building A Better Biceps Routine
    Want sleeve busting arms? You need to start with the right plan. These seven steps will help you design a foolproof biceps routine that will rip your shirt to shreds.

  • Punch Up Your Mass
    It's true, bigger is better. Punch your ticket to the mass revolution with 18 training strategies to add reams of muscle to your physique.

  • Susie Tri's For Two
    Susie Curry, the first competitor ever to successfully defend the Fitness Olympia title, shares her secrets for success and her formula for first place triceps.

  • Hawaiian Crunch
    2001 NPC USA middleweight champ Pat Matsuda has a rock solid midsection and razor sharp conditioning to spare. Luckily, he is willing to spare some of his tricks as he details his favorite ab routine.


  • Beating the Clock
    Working at odd hours or the overnight shift doesn't have to derail your bodybuilding progress. Here is how to keep your workouts and your diet strategies on track.

  • Surf's Up
    M&F cover model, fitness competitor, triathlete and brainy beauty Kristia Knowles is picture perfect.

  • Fix Your Weakest Link
    Some consider them essential, some consider them an unneccessart crutch. Truth is, training accessories can improve your workouts - if used correctly. Here's the lowdown on what you need to know..

  • Stop Throwing Your Weight Around
    Good form is no laughing matter. A humorous look at the importance of proper form.


  • Editorial
    Making of a Champion by Joe Weider

  • Perspective
    The Kitchen Is Key By Tom Deters

  • Feedback

  • Hotline

  • On The Record
    Dexter Jackson

  • Form Vs. Fiction
    Incline Dumbbell Press

  • Success Stories
    Now I Am A Believer

  • Body by Betty
    On The Road Again by Betty Weider

  • Get It Right
    Reverse Grip Bench Press

  • One Minute Lesson
    Going Around The Bend

  • Training Notebook
    Barbell Reverse Curl. Advanced Training with Mr. Olympia by Ronnie Coleman.

  • Ask The Pros

  • Sports Research Update
    No Pain, No Gain

  • Muscle Fare
    The Creative Cucumber

  • IFBB Update
    History of the Mr. O

  • Nutrition Journal
    Chilling Out

  • The Marketplace / Coming Soon

  • Ask Arnold
    Middle Management

  • Reality Bites
    The Math of Fat Loss

  • Home Builder
    No Gym, No Problem