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is an American bodybuilding
Bodybuilding is a form of body modification involving intensive muscle hypertrophy. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive and professional bodybuilding, bodybuilders display their physiques to a panel of judges, who assign points based on their...
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, published by American Media, Inc.
Founded in 1983 by Joe Weider
Josef E. "Joe" Weider is co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders along with brother Ben Weider and creator of the Mr. Olympia, the Ms. Olympia, and the now-defunct Masters Olympia bodybuilding contests...
, local versions (essentially the US content with local advertisements) are now published throughout the world, in countries such as the UK
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The premier issue was dated April 1983, and featured Chris Dickerson on the cover. Flex
is essentially a companion publication to Muscle & Fitness
Muscle & Fitness is an American bodybuilding magazine founded by Joe Weider, but now published by American Media, Inc.-History:Muscle & Fitness has a more mainstream focus than its companion publication, Flex...
, with more focus on hardcore and professional bodybuilding.
- List of male professional bodybuilders
- List of female professional bodybuilders