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August 2000

Flex Magazine considers themselves the bible of hardcore bodybuilding. Each month, Flex visits and speaks with the champions of bodybuilding at their gyms, at contests, and at their homes, gathering information and photographs, Flex brings you their latest strategies, and the competitive goals that they apply to further develop their title-winning physiques. Flex is the official magazine of the IFBB Bodybuilding Federation. On the cover is Ronnie Coleman. In the inset is Steve Reeves.

August 2000 - Table of Contents
Volume 18, Number 6


  • Forget Me Nots
    Utilizing these long ignored exercises will kick start your physique gains.

  • 19 Page Training Spectacular
    Freakatoids: The Ultimate Delt Workout! A comprehensive training program designed to build giant cannonball delts in just six weeks.

  • My First Step To Getting Big
    A personal account of how the go-for-broke mentality of powerlifters can inspire a wealth of muscle mass.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's Ultimate Growth Enhancement System: The Force Be With You = a primer on the efficacy of forced reps.

  • Armed for Chaos
    Biceps training according to Flex Wheeler, the world's most enigmatic bodybuilder.


  • The Passing of an Icon: Steve Reeves
    Members of the bodybuilding community react to the death of Steve Reeves (1926-2000)

  • The Test Of Time
    A critical analysis of a Time Magazine cover story - a 10 page 'special' on testosterone.

  • The Show Big Report
    Random acts of muscle in celebrity land.

  • The Big Picture
    The Craig Titus File


  • Flash Report
    Night of Champions results.

  • Ruhling Class
    Markus Ruhl breaks through to his first pro win at the IFBB Toronto Pro International.


  • Advanced Nutrition
    The inside stuff on fiber supplements; assessing portion size for carbs and proteins; postexercise nutrition; flavonoids and soy products.

  • The Skinny on Fat
    Seven ways to build mass without unwanted blubber.

  • The Round Table
    Eddie Robinson, Kim Chivesky, Mike Matarazzo and Tom Prince step up to the plate to take a swing at nutrition and scheduling.

  • Protein Wars 2000
    The latest research on protein proves once and for all that how much you take is even more important than what kind you select.

  • The Wright Stuff
    Debunking the 'limits on protein' nonsense that's being bandied about by so-called experts.


  • Meet the Terror Twins
    A visual journey into the shocking but true workout session of Gunter 'The German Giant' Schlierkamp and Kevin 'The Maryland Muscle Machine' Levrone. A 405 pound curl? It happened, and we have the snaps to prove it.

  • Freaktoids: The Ultimate Delt Workout

  • Meet the Terror Twins


  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Ask Dorian
  • Ask Ms. Olympia
  • Ask Mr. Olympia
  • Factoids
  • Flextra
  • Future Flex
  • Hard Times
  • IFBB World Report
  • NPC Report / Coming Events
  • Publisher's Page
  • Reader's Market
  • Reflexions
  • Street Scene
  • Talent Roundup
  • Talkback