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August 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 Denisa Paglia and Grant Henderson.

August 2002 - Table of Contents
Volume 63, Number 8

Superfeature: Chest Training Pullout

  • M&F's Ultimate Bench Press Program
    A stronger chest means a bigger, fuller chest - so imagine what pushing 50 more pounds on your bench will mean! This program will help you increase your max bench by up to 50 pounds in 12 weeks.


  • Double Barreled Guns
    Johnnie Jackson and Jason Benjamin design the blueprint for manufacturing muscle with their hardcore approach to bi's and tri's training.

  • 9 Reasons You're Not Growing
    These common - but usually not so obvious - training blunders may be the reason your muscle growth has gone to hiatus. Here's how to get the tape measure moving in the right direction again.

  • Muscle By Force
    Incredible muscle gains can be found just beyond your strength limits, and the Weider Forced Reps Principle can wring everything possible out of your next workout.

  • The Five Minute Stretch
    Think you don't have time to stretch after your train? Our targeted flexibility programs help make you stronger and prevent injuries.

  • Building a Better Chest Routine
    To create picturesque pecs, you need to develop an effective and comprehensive chest program. Follow these 8 steps to chisel a chest of Renaissance proportions.

  • Back on Track
    Amateur fitness competitor and new mom Mari Kudla's work ethic took her from homebody to hardbody. Here she shares the lat training advice that helped her spread her wings.

  • M&F Complete Guide to Shrugs
    Don't shrug off this essential exercise for stronger, thicker shoulders. Learning these 8 variations of this movement will point you down the road toward mountainous traps.

  • Sugar's Sweet Six Pack
    Shawn Ray may be one of the most financially successful bodybuilders in history, but he earned his sliced abdominals the hard way. Now you can cash in on your own magnificent middle with his time tested routines.


  • The Bodybuilder's Barbecue
    Spice up your protein and heat up your summer grilling with these mouthwatering marinades and remarkable rubs.

  • Anabolic Or Not?
    M&F offers our picks for the best (and worst) muscle building supplements.

  • Shake It Up
    Bored with your blender? Short on time? These splendid blendeds will power up your smoothies whether you're bulking up or slimming down.

  • Test Driving the Diet Books
    With all the diet books on the market, it's hard to separate fact from fiction. M&F has real people 'test drive' four popular diets to see what they can - and can't - do for you.


  • Five Alarm Physique
    Miami firefighter / paramedic Eddy Arango stays in shape to keep his cool in hot situations.

  • Flying High
    Kim Lyons is hot - and we have the pictures to prove it. Meet this fast rising fitness star as she charts her course to the top.

  • A Tale of Two Bodytypes
    No two people are alike, and no single program works for everyone. Top fitness pros Jenny worth and Susie Curry share the lessons they learned on tailoring your training to suit your genetics.

  • Revenge of the Nerds
    Think all nerds are desk jockeys who don't lift anything heavier than a pencil? M&F readers redefine the term 'geek' and prove that some fantastic physiques are hiding under those suits and lab coats.


  • Editorial
    The Young At Heart by Joe Wieder

  • Perspective
    Give Yourself A Break By Tom Deters

  • Ask Arnold
    Supersets for Super Size

  • Ask The Pros
    Labrada on Training

  • Body by Betty
    Skin Deep by Betty Weider

  • Feedback

  • Form Vs. Fiction
    High Pulley Reverse Flye

  • Get It Right
    Lying Cable Crunch

  • Home Builders
    15 Minute Chest Routine

  • Hoteline Interview
    Ronnie Coleman

  • Hotline
    Form vs Fiction
    Interview with April Carpenter

  • IFBB Update
    Sport News

  • Lab Notes
    Ephedrine Cycling

  • Marketplace / Coming Soon

  • Mind in Bodybuilding
    Overcoming the Choke

  • Muscle Fare
    Breakfast Bounty

  • Nutrition Journal

  • Nutrition Rx
    Muscle vs. Fat

  • One Minute Lesson
    Beef Up Your Calves

  • Reality Bites
    The Numbers Games

  • Sports Research Update
    Save Your Shoulders

  • Training Notebook
    Standing One Legged Curl
    Advanced Training with Mr. Olympia by Ronnie Coleman.