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October 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 Alex Fedorov.

October 2004 - Table of Contents
Volume 22, Number 8


  • Tool Chest
    The basic tools for building the pecs you want in 12 weeks.


  • Who You Calling Pretty?
    The story behind 2004 USA overall champion MarkDugdale's classic physique.

  • Texas Tag Team
    Johnnie Jackson and Branch Warren pound chest and biceps.

  • The H.U.G.E. System: The Big 20
    Tried and true essentials for hardgainers.

  • Gym Bag
    Packed with insider tips and breaking research

  • Uncage Your Gym Warrior
    How to find your focus at the gym.

  • Ask Mr. O
    By Ronnie Coleman

  • Lee's Way
    By Lee Haney


  • Control Freaks
    Take charge of your bodyfat by managing your appetite.

  • Smart Protein
    A guide to types of protein and when to consume them for max growth

  • Class Action
    Middleweight pro Eryk Bui's unique nutritional strategy helped him gain 27 pounds of muscle in two years.

  • Advanced Nutrition
    Includes differences between forms of carnitine, beans as a healthy protein source, meal spacing, coleslaw and low carb beer.

  • Net Gains
    Expert opinions on cutting carbs, calculating chicken intake and boosting testosterone.


  • Putting the 'Oh!' in the Olympia
    The new Challenge Round will turn this year's Mr. Olympia contest on its head. Be there for the excitement.

  • Does Fedorov Measure Up?
    Will Russian newcomer, Alex Fedorov act as the spoiler at the 2004 Mr. Olympia?

  • Cook's Return Voyage
    Once again, the NPC USA Overall is just out of reach for Chris Cook.

  • The Birth of Gold's
    Remembering Joe Gold, who passed away July 11.


  • Mark Dugdale
    2004 NPC USA Overall Champ

  • The Class of 2004
    Gallery of the NPC USA Champions


  • Change of Pace
    The results of the 2004 NPC USA Championships illustrate the new direction in bodybuilding.


  • 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