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February 2003

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 Amanda Blank.

February 2003 - Table of Contents
Volume 64, Number 2

Special Section

  • Beginner's Training Card
    This laminated card will keep you in tune with your new training goals: Our beginning program is on one side, and photos of all the exercises are on the other as a handy reminder while you are in the gym. Convenient, and sweat proof!

  • Beginner's Guide to Bodybuilding
    The journey to your ultimate physique begins with one small step. Actually, that journey begins with this guide, which contains absolutely everything you need to get started. Write down those New Year's resolutions - in ink - and take on M&F's complete 12 week beginning training program.

  • Hardbody Nutrition
    What's more important than the gym when you are working for a better body? The kitchen. Muscle growth will come in leaps and boundsw when you follow this start up nutrition advice.

  • Sweat Shop
    Choosing a gym should be much more than a random shot in the dark. After all, the wrong decision can completely derail your training goals. Here are 11 tips to finding the perfect place to perfect your physique.


  • Ahmad's Best Back Builders
    Is your back a lagging bodypart? IFBB pro Ahmad Haidar shows you how he pulls his weight to create the perfect V-taper.

  • The 9 Best Exercises You Have Never Heard Of
    No, you have not tried every exercise under the sun - yet. Introduce some of these rarities into your program and revitalize a bodypart or two.

  • The Art of Great Abs
    Polish export Aleksandra Kobielak has a flair for the dramatic when performing onstage - and when sculpting her razor sharp midsection.

  • Flye Zone
    U.S. Air Force Captain William Owens and Staff Sergeant David Henry apply some serious G-force to build bigger pecs.

  • Fighting Gravity
    Go heavier than ever before with negative training. This hardcore principle will help you explode past your previous limits and reach oft-neglected muscle fibers in your quest for mass.


  • Low Fat Menu Math: Breakfast
    There is no need to resort to the drive through when you can whip up these healthy breakfasts in mere minutes.

  • Taurine: The High Energy Amino?
    Red Bull and similar energy drinks are all the rage lately. We sort through the contenders and pretenders on the market to help you find which ones can give you a performance edge.

  • GH Boosters & Busters
    Maximize your body's growth hormone naturally with these foods and supplements to increase GH release.


  • Gender Bias
    Do men and women really need to train and eat differently? In a word, yes. Here we analyze the differences from head to toe, and offer tips to help you fine tune your training and diet depending on your sex.

  • 2002 Mr. Olympia Contest Report
    Ronnie Coleman wins his fifth Mr. Olympia title in a wild and controversial battle.

  • 2002 Fitness Olympia Contest Report
    After a four year absence, Lenda Murray reclaims the title from defending champion Julliette Bergmann for a record breaking seventh win.

  • Big O At The Bay
    M&F grants you an all access pass to the 2002 Olympia Weekend at the Mandalay Bay


  • Editorial
    Champion Qualities by Joe Wieder

  • Perspective
    Take Control, Take Action By Tom Deters

  • Feedback

  • Get It Right
    Growth Unchained

  • Hotline
    Form Vs. Fiction: Behind the Neck Barbell press. Ask the Pros, Interview: Tom Prince

  • Training Notebook
    Seated Overhead Extension

  • Power & Strength
    Big Bench

  • Lab Notes
    Herb in the Hot Seat

  • Nutrition Rx
    Nighttime Nibbles

  • One Minute Lesson
    Leg Extension Modifications

  • Body by Betty
    Snooze or Lose

  • Nutrition Journal
    Party Flavors

  • Marketplace / Coming Next Month