Here's a sneak peek into what we published for the September 2013 Flex Magazine issue. September is not only Mr Olympia month, but it also marks the Generation Iron premier.

With it being MR Olympia Month, AMI/Weider athlete Phil Heath is Two-Time Mr Olympia and has been gearing up for 2013 Mr Olympia in order to make it number three. "Back and Forth with Mr Olympia" is our center piece this month. Written by Greg Merritt, here's an excerpt from his interview with Mr Olympia, The Gift, Phil Heath:

Phil Heath took the bodybuilding world by storm in 2005 and 2006. Yet, amid all the praise for his various strengths—those arms, those lines, those round muscle bellies—there was always some mention of his greatest weakness: “Yeah, but can he ever get enough back size to win the Mr. Olympia?”

After all, the Sandow Society is the domain of Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, and Ronnie Coleman, who, by the end of 2005, had collectively won 22 of the 41 Olympias, largely because they possessed the three greatest backs of their eras. Year after year, bodybuilding’s ultimate title was decided when those in the O’s first callout unfurled their rear-lat spreads and locked in their rear double biceps.

None of this was news to Heath. He heard “Yeah, but…” over and over again. He knew all about the backs…"

Fex Magazine September 2013 Table of Contents