Flex Magazine - January 2009 Issue Preview: Phil Heath Back Workout!

Here's what's what (and where) in the latest edition of Flex. For more training tips, nutritional advice and features, head on over to Flex Online.
Here's what's what (and where) in the latest edition of Flex. For more training tips, nutritional advice and features, head on over to Flex Online.

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January 2009
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Flex January 2009 Flex Magazine: January 2009.

The January issue showcases Phil Heath back workout that earned him 3rd Place at the 2008 Mr. Olympia. Other notable features include 3 workouts for pro-sized pecs, the life of Ben Weider (1923-2008), and more! Check it out!

Click here to read an excerpt from the January issue of Flex Magazine: Phil's Back!

Table Of Contents, January 2009 FLEX Magazine
Training & Nutrition
Six Pec'ed
Melvin Anthony Jr., David Henry and Darrem Charles - owners of six of the best pectoral muscles among pros - reveal their formulas for impressive chest size and shape.
By Julian Schmidt
The Growing Menace
Over his 15-year career, Dennis James has built one of the best physiques in the pro ranks, thanks in no small part to his nutrition regimen. Here's what The Menace learned along the way.
By George De Pirro
Olympia Legacy
How Jay Cutler made two of the best quads in today's bodybuilding landscape even better.
By Julian Schmidt
Mix It Up For More Muscle
Follow this program for the next four weeks and your body won't know what hit it - but it will know how to respond: with massive increases in size and definition.
By Jordana Brown and Jim Stoppani, PhD
The H.U.G.E.TM Rules, Part 8: Biceps And Forearms
The best hardgainer strategy for building bigger biceps and formidable forearms.
By Greg Merritt
Nasty Nutrients
On a get-lean diet? Beware of these five physique spoilers that are dangerous to your muscles and your health.
By Jordana Brown
He's Dexter Jackson And You're Not
But that doesn't mean you can't learn how to build your arms from the world's best bodybuilder.
By Shawn Perine
The Power Of Q10
It may sound like a flashback to high school chemistry, but CoQ10 is much more - a supplement that can elevate your gains and help you squeeze more results out of your training.
By Jim Stoppani, PhD
Big Bad Delts
Confusion, intensity and volume reign in Gustavo Badell's shoulder workout. Here's how his high-impact approach can help you.
By Julian Schmidt
The Facts (And Fiction) On Fat Loss
Drinking water helps you burn fat. You need to eat more protein to get lean. Late night carbs will make you fat. We reveal the truth about 10 common bodybuilding nutritional assumptions.
By Joe Wuebben
Phil's Back
In his own words, Phil Heath breaks down the back workout that helped him crash the top three in his first Mr. Olympia contest.
By Phil Heath
Features
Ben Weider: Death Of An Icon
By Peter McGough
Joe Weider's Pro World Cup
An exciting new contest on the IFBB lineup will be held in Germany in 2009.
By Allan Donnelly
The Big Picture
The Peter Putnam file.
By George De Pirro
Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall Of Fame
Inductees for the year 2009.
By Joe Roark
Family Minus One
The loss of contest expediter Steve Stone stuns the bodybuilding world.
Interviews by George De Pirro and Shawn Perine
Pictorial: Hocus Focus
Backstage at the 2008 Olympia.
By Team FLEX
Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall Of Fame
Inductees for the year 2009.
By Joe Roark
Family Minus One
The loss of contest expediter Steve Stone stuns the bodybuilding world.
Interviews by George De Pirro and Shawn Perine
Pictorial: Hocus Focus
Backstage at the 2008 Olympia.
By Team FLEX
Departments
Hard Times
Martinez versus Heath, bodybuilding meccas, hangin' with The Big Nasty and so much more.
Show Big, p. 68
ReFLEXions, p. 70
Bobservations, p. 72
Gym Bag Training
Machines make a difference; Arnold press versus dumbbell shoulder presses; keeping up with the Smith: the Jones machine; last word from the winning ladies of the O.
Advanced Nutrition
Peppermint to improve your performance in the gym; how to modify your metabolism; when to minimize fat intake; take the FLEX culinary quiz: water basics.
Factoids
Pioneer of Strength Louis Cyr.
Arnold's Page
Schwarzenegger wants to sharpen up your midsection.
Lee's Way
Examining what it is that sets the pros apart.
Ask Dorian
Yates serves up moves for meatier tri's.
Jay's Page
Time for some kettlebell action.