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January 2004

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 Ronnie Coleman.

January 2004 - Table of Contents
Volume 21, Number 11


  • Mad Love
    Direct from Vegas, the 2003 Mr. Olympia report: al the behind the scenes scuttlebutt, plus analysis of who was hot and who was not at bodybuilding's show of the year.


  • Thigh and Mighty
    A shock session to slap slabs of muscle onto your quads.

  • Fear and Plate Loading in Las Vegas
    Jay Cutler's surreal twice a day back routine for size.

  • The H.U.G.E. Program
    Rest Up! Seven strategies to boost recuperation

  • The FLEX Files
    Nuggets of training wisdom for peak performance

  • Pec Twisters
    Practical advice on building massive pecs

  • Ask Mr. O
    By Ronnie Coleman

  • Ask Dorian
    By Dorian Yates

  • Lee's Way
    By Lee Haney


  • Protein Consumption: What I Learned
    A six time Mr. Olympia's cutting edge primer on protein supplement.

  • Hit The Hay Stack
    Build muscle while you sleep

  • Bulk Up
    Don't count out vegetables when it comes to adding muscle mass

  • Advanced Nutrition
    The latest high tech advances

  • The Lowdown
    Try Lionel Brown's low carb strategy for leaning out

  • Net Gains
    Expert answers


  • The Real Big Picture
    This month: Gunter Schlierkamp Interview

  • Mr. Olympia goes to Sacramento
    Our picks for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's California cabinet. And yes, they're bodybuilders.

  • Win a Workout with Mr. Olympia
    We reveal the identity of the lucky winner of the contest

  • To Hell and Back
    Tom Prince gives an exclusive - and shocking - account of his battle with kidney failure.

  • Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame
    Alan Stephan, Ed Corney, Harold Poole, Ellen van Maris, Lee Labrada and Rich Gaspari are welcomed to the fold in 2004.


  • The Real Big Picture Series
    Number 9: Gunter Schlierkamp

  • Ronnie Coleman
    Photography by Kevin Horton


  • Mad Love
    Complete coverage of the 2003 Mr. Olympia contest

  • Flash Report
    Complete results of the 2003 Ms. Olympia, Fitness Olympia and Figure Olympia.


  • Arnold's Page
  • Joe's Page
  • Talkback
  • Hard Times
  • Reflexions
  • The Show Big Report
  • IFBB Report
  • NPC Report / Talent Roundup
  • Events
  • Readers Market
  • Next Month