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September 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 Frank Mir, Ultimate Fighting Champion.

August 2003 - Table of Contents
Volume 64, Number 9

Cover Stories

  • The Muscle & Fitness Training Manual
    Don't ever settle for another lousy workout. In this spectacular special section, you will find eight bodypart routines specifically engineered for building muscle, and practical advice from the world's top physique athletes, all designed to help you lay the groundwork for success.

  • UPC Main Event
    Violent, undisciplined homicidal maniacs or the world's most well conditioned athletes? M&F spends a few hours with three of the fiercest fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit. The only ground rile of the interview. No holds barred.

Training & Fitness

  • Great Return
    At 33, he may be old in tennis years, but superstar Andre Agassi dominates a sport where youth is kind. His secret weapon? Serious weight training. Check out his world renowned fitness regimen.

  • Hit Above The Belt
    Get a championships caliber body with fitness pro Aleksandra Kobielak, the polish bombshell who wows fans worldwide with her exotic looks and killer curves. She'll help you give your flabby abs, languishing lats, aimless arms and slumping shoulders a knockout punch!

  • Classic Rock
    if you think you know how to do the bench press, seated military press and barbell squat, think again. Here's what you may be missing, and what you can do to be sure you are getting all the benefits you can out of these three powerful and fundamental lifts.

  • Static King
    Hold It Right There! This advanced training technique where you hold super heavy weights in fixed positions for up to 20 seconds, does take the movement out of your reps, but it definitely puts your growth back onto the fast track. See why static may indeed be king of the gyms.


  • Extreme Measures
    Strongest, fittest, oldest: Three extraordinary men reach the stunning precipices of human development. What can be found at the outer reaches of our potential?

Nutrition & Supplements

  • Sandwich Bored?
    Bored by brown bagging it? Sick of soggy sandwiches? Break your lunchtime food rut with a week's worth of easy meals you can make in the office kitchen.

  • The Big 8
    When your workout ends, muscle growth begins - if you take these eight crucial supplements 30 to 60 minutes after your last rep. Whether you're in a mass gain phase or trying to lean out, we've got the right post workout cocktail for your specific needs.

  • Supplements Under Siege
    legislation is working its way through Congress that could shelve nutritional supplements for good. M&F investigates the bill that could be a bitter pill for bodybuilding.


  • The Crucial Prick
    These who suffer from diabetes don't need to give up their quest for a great physique. Through frequent testing, you can manage the condition to build maximum muscle with minimum bodyfat. Here's how.


  • Editorial
    Asking the Champs, by Joe Weider

  • Perspective
    All In Your Mind, by Tom Deters

  • Behind the Cover
    Ultimate Fighter

  • Feedback

  • Hotline

  • A Good Fit
    Jean Dreams

  • New & Improved Training Notebook
    • Tri This
    • POwer & Strength: Power Abs
    • Form vs. Fiction: Squats Up?
    • Get It Right: Barbell Style Scott Curl
    • Pullout: Reverse Grip Pulldown

  • Training Table
    • Meat Market
    • Recipe Doctor
    • Muscle Fare: Use Your Noodle

  • The Edge

  • Gear
    Gym Proof Jams

  • Book Review
    One Minute to a Better Body

  • The Marketplace

  • Coming Next Month