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April 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 Franke Sepe and Anouk Pascale Taylor

April 2002 - Table of Contents
Volume 63, Number 4


  • Sci-Fi Bi's
    Mike Matarazzo, bodybuilding consummate competitor, on why he's not retiring any time soon, his Olympia aspirations and his in-your-face biceps-busting routine.

  • Build a Rock Solid Foundation
    To create a physique of granite, you need to start with a solid foundation. These six exercises are the best movements beginning bodybuilders should master.

  • Muscle Up for Martial Arts
    If you've always wanted to be the next Bruce Lee but were afraid martial arts would take away from your bodybuilding progress, find out how these disciplines complement each other to build your body and your mind.

  • Hot Wheels
    Fitness competitors Kim Lyons and Nicole Caballer are proof that there's more than one way to build great legs. Their thigh and glute routines will help you get your wheels spinning.

  • A Class on Mass
    You want the bet, we've got the best, straight from the Olympia stage. Four time champ Ronnie Coleman, 2001 runner up Jay Cutler and perennial top five finisher Shawn Ray tell you how to kick your bodybuilding training up a few notches for extreme results.

  • 5 Minute Abs
    You will never run out of time for abs again. IFBB pro Lovena Stamatiou-Tuley offers up two five minute abs routines sure to slice and dice your midection.

  • Going Back To Basics
    Pop-locking, body rocking IFBB pro 'Marvelous' Melvin Anthony sticks wit old school basics to build his beefy back.

  • Divide and Conquer
    Prime your growth engines by sticking the perfect balance between workouts and rest with this four step plan.


  • The Bodybuilder's Sweet Tooth
    Now you don't have to resist the urge to splurge (once in a while). These good for you, low fat, low calorie desert recipes let you have your cake and eat it, too.

  • Make Sugar Your Secret Weapon
    Think you need to avoid sugar to reach your peak? Think again. Avoiding sugar entirely is just as harmful as overindulging. Learn how to harness the potential of this powerful anabolic nutrient to energize your workouts and get stronger.

  • Eat Like A King
    IFBB pro King Kamali eats large and often to build his super size body. Here, he shares his mass gain diet and offers tips for adding quality size to develop a royal physique.

  • When The Going Gets Tough
    You can spend hours in the gym in your quest for a better body, but disregarding your diet can destroy your hard work. Sticking with a diet isn't always easy, but here, several physique athletes share their secrets to staying motivated.


  • Venice Vacation
    Plan your pilgrimage to the mecca of bodybuilding - Venice, California. This guide reveals the best places to stay, eat and shop, with a seven day planner giving you the lowdown on seeing the sights while squeezing in some workouts at Gold's Gym.

  • Water Colors
    M&F's tribute to summer fashion and the fit physique is missing just one thing. Watch as four beautiful models are transformed into living works of art.

  • Germ Warfare
    What you don't see can hurt you. Here's how to protect yourself against the germs that could be lurking in your gym.


  • Editorial
    Muscle & Fitness by Joe Weider

  • Perspective
    Thats the Plan By Tom Deters

  • Feedback

  • Hotline

  • On The Record
    Lisa Lowe

  • Form Vs. Fiction

  • Success Stories
    Bodybuilding Saved Me

  • Body by Betty
    The Great Deceiver by Betty Weider

  • Get It Right
    Seated Rope Pull

  • One Minute Lesson
    Spinal Adjustment

  • Training Notebook
    The Arnold Press. Advanced Training with Mr. Olympia by Ronnie Coleman.

  • Ask The Pros

  • Sports Research Update
    Creatine vs. Protein

  • Muscle Fare
    Kicking Chicken

  • IFBB Update
    Ben Wieder Honored

  • Nutrition Journal
    For Good Measure

  • The Marketplace / Coming Soon

  • Reality Bites
    Chewing the Fat

  • Home Builders
    Fat Burning at Home

  • Lan Notes
    Calcium D-Glucarate