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May 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.

May 2002 - Table of Contents
Volume 63, Number 5


  • M&F Blueprint: 6x6 Progressive Ab Blast
    Tired of the same old crunches week after week, with no discernible progress in shedding that flabby middle? This progressive routine comes complete with 17 exercises that require no more than a Swiss ball and never say die attitude. You will feel the fat melting from your torso to reveal that ripped and ready sixer. This summer, shirts are optional.

  • The Six Pack Diet
    Carve those ab ridges into your midsection with this competition tested diet for both men and women, designed by IFBB pro Beth Horn. Couple this nutrition plan with the progressive program, or with any of the pro ab routines starting on pge 154, for breathtaking results.

  • 5 Rut Busting Ab Routines
    Whether you can spare a few minutes a day or a few hours, or you are a beginner or advanced, we have an ab workout for you. These five routines will help you discover the right training approach for steel belted abs.

Special Section: Armed Forces

  • Soldiers Stories
    From American soil to the front lines of war, the men and women of the U.S. military are never short of bravery, or brawn.

  • Military Muscle
    Check out the best of the best - our choices for the best physique in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.

  • Rangers Lead The Way
    Whether fighting in Afganistan or training to the extreme back home, the U.S. Army Rangers prove that the best defense is a good offense.


  • Everybody Loves Raymonds
    Bodybuilding brothers Tito and Jose Raymond on overcoming obstacles, the ties that bind and developing defined delts.

  • Building A Better Quads & Glutes Routine
    Spinning your wheels and getting nowhere fast? Follow these seven suggestions for developing a high performance quads and glutes routine.

  • Troubleshooting Problem Parts
    Glutes saggin? Back a little soft? Four fitness pros show how they turned their problem parts into enviable assets.

  • Power Thrash II
    Radical results sometimes call for radical measures. Ditch your old bodypart split and get ready for some serious power moves in this 12 week regimen - it's sure to make you bigger, stronger and better conditioned.

  • Charles on Chest
    Don't let IFBB pro Darrem Charles laid back Caribbean demeanor fool you. In the gym, he's all business. Here he shows you how to build perfectly proportioned pecs.


  • Muscle Up Your Grocery Cart
    You don't have to give up eating well when time is not on your side. We offer tips and tricks to help you eat for health and convenience. Eating on the run has never been easier.

  • An Insider's Guide to Supplements For Mass
    When it comes to building muscle mass, which five supplements do the insiders use? We tell you, as well as how much, how often and when you should take them for the fastest gains.


  • Editorial
    The Female Athlete by Joe Weider

  • Perspective
    Comrades in Iron By Tom Deters

  • Success Stories
    Second Chance At Life

  • Ask Arnold
    Shape It Up

  • Ask The Pros

  • Body by Betty
    Make Fitness Fun by Betty Weider

  • Book Review
    The Edge

  • Feedback

  • Form Vs. Fiction
    Concentration Curl

  • Get It Right
    Rack Pull

  • Home Builders
    Get Your Bounce On

  • Hotline

  • IFBB Update
    Sports Leaders Named

  • Marketplace / Coming Soon

  • Muscle Fare
    On A Roll

  • Nutrition Journal
    Seeing Red

  • One Minute Lesson
    Stand Up, Sit Down

  • Reality Bites
    Craving Control

  • Sports Research Update
    Run, Baby, Run

  • Training Notebook
    Reverse Grip Bent Over Barbell Row. Advanced Training with Mr. Olympia by Ronnie Coleman.