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February 2001

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. On the cover is Nasser El Sonbaty.

February 2001 - Table of Contents
Volume 18, Number 12


  • My Best Chest Growth Workout
    Pack on heaps of pec mass with a program as big and bold as the great state of Texas.

  • Training Do's and Don'ts
    A quick fix guide to keeping your progress on the fast track to success.

  • H.U.G.E.
    Hardgainer's ultimate growth enhancement system. The power of rest pause. Use this classic Weider Training Principle to help you lift your maximum poundage for more sets and reps than you would normally do for an entire exercise.

  • Fast and Furious
    Welcome to the world of explosive reps and massive biceps. This is the highest intensity shock training system known to man or beast.

Special Section

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey
    This yearlong training and nutrition plan will give you the big hard physique you have always wanted. Consider this a Darwinian lurch forward into a brave new world of muscle mass for the real beginning of the millennium.

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey Diet
    Five principles to launch your physique odyssey.

  • Loading Zone
    Cycle protein the Flex way and you'll fill more personal space than you ever imagined.


  • The Big Picture
    The Tevita Aholelei File

Performance Science

  • Advanced Nutrition
    The inside stuff on ketones and lowering percentage of bodyfat, reading food labels to make intelligent decisions about your diet, judging the debate between soy and casein and timing ZMA supplementation.

  • The Round Table
    Roland Kickinger, J.D. Dawodu, Jay Cutler and Craig Titus talk about new supplements that deliver positive results.

  • The Wright Stuff
    Lose fat with the aid of calcium; also, consider risks when considering prohormones.


  • Foreign Affairs
    Intrigue and allure abound at the 2000 Ms. Olympia, as Ukranian bombshell Valentina Chepiga and English siren Andrulla Blanchette share the coveted title.

  • Whistle Down the Wind
    A critical perspective on the 2000 Fitness Olympia at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Pictorials / Posters

  • 2001: A Size Odyssey
    Charting a year of absolute genius in the gym.


  • Publisher's Page
  • Talkback
  • Hard Times
  • Ask Mr. Olympia
  • Nassertations
  • No Baloney Levrone
  • The Show Big Report
  • Hocus Focus
  • Ask Dorian
  • Chris: The Real Spiel
  • Flex N Femme
  • ArticulaShawn
  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Street Scene
  • Factiods
  • Reflections
  • Talent Roundup
  • Give Pete A Chance
  • IFBB World Report
  • Readers Market
  • Future Flex