The last time i used to buy muscle mags with any regularity was the early 90’s. Back then i’d read muscle media 2000, musclemag, flex, muscular development on and off, and even a few muscle & fitness!
Anyway, i liked MM2k best overall, but the others were ok at times too, and apart from a few books were pretty much the only way to get regular written info to refer to.
Last couple of weeks i’ve picked up flex, musclemag and md to see what the state of the muscle mag industry was. I’d thought that with the advent of the internet they may have lost some of their purpose and content. Unfortunately they do seem to have gone downhill.
md and musclemag are so thick with adverts, seems more than before, and though a few articles are interesting it just seems the same stuff over and over, i could just as well re-read the old ones from 15 years back and i guess even they weren’t that different from the 80’s. I’m sure musclemag seemed more fun back then too. Flex seems about the same and strangely, because the others seem to have fallen further, would be the only one i might read now and then.
the best one is right here, online; T-Nation.
anyone bother with the muscle mags nowadays? any gems out there?