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Simon
06-08-2004, 01:44 PM
Hey did anyone else notice that MM has finally given up shop and closed down?

Died in May, was the last issue apparently, shame was once the best mag on the market.

erp7e
06-09-2004, 01:50 AM
It's a sign of things to come. In the mid-90's I thought MM2K and IronMan were both of excellent quality. Muscular Development wasn't all bad at one point either. Now all the mags have gone either super-mainstream or super-useless (or both). And all these weak mags are popping up like "Exercise for Men Only." The overall quality is down, but would you believe...sales are UP. The bodybuilding industry is recognizing that the cash is in average Joe looking to "tone his belly" vs. ripped Dolf trying to "bring out his serratus."

Simon
06-09-2004, 08:52 AM
Agree with most of that although I would say that MD is now 5 x better than it was 12 months ago...

It's the only bb mag I bother with now, at least they have a few bright sparks writing for it now

KJL
06-09-2004, 10:48 AM
Hey Erp7e - I still kind of like Ironman - what is wrong with the mag in your opinion? It is the only one I buy on a semi-regular basis. Thinking of subscribing to save a few bucks. Also, what about Natural Bodybuilding?

Boxer
06-09-2004, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by SIMES
Agree with most of that although I would say that MD is now 5 x better than it was 12 months ago...

It's the only bb mag I bother with now, at least they have a few bright sparks writing for it now
Who writes for Muscular Devolopment now Simes?

Personally I haven't bought any of these magazines for years but would love to start buying them again if there was any quality ones.

I do get Pure Power magazine and Milo sometimes from Pullum Sports but these aren't about bodybuilding as i'm not a bodybuilder.

Simon
06-09-2004, 12:04 PM
Well Will is now in there pretty much every month, Bruce Kneller, Chad nicholls, Glass, Rick Collins, Jose Antonio, William Llewellyn (not everyones cup of tea, but quite a bright guy)

Not saying it's worth buying every month, but making the point it's better now than it was 12 months ago IMO

Si

Boxer
06-09-2004, 12:18 PM
Thanks Simes. I'll see if I can find a copy to see what I think.

What do you think of the paper version of T-Mag too Simes? Also did you phone them up to order it? I can't find an order form for the mag online. The order form appears to be just for supplements.

Simon
06-09-2004, 12:25 PM
I like the paper version , but have not recieved a copy in MONTHS!!!

I don't think they are going to continue it, it's just not been around for a long, long time.

I have a subscription to it, I think it came from this lot here:

[email protected]

Simon
06-09-2004, 06:16 PM
ps anyone else find the testosterone/t-mag/biotest new site slower than shit...?

It takes like foever to load a page

Boxer
06-09-2004, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the address Simes. I've mailed them.

Simes do you know when muscular devolopment normally comes out? I could not find a copy anywhere today.

Yep the new T-mag site is extremely slow but they said on the forum that it will be sorted out with the rest of the bugs.

erp7e
06-10-2004, 11:12 PM
KL--I just feel like IronMan has become more mainstream-oriented, whereas they used to stick to the old Peary Rader, true gym-rat mentality. Bill Starr is of course one of the all-time strength coaches. Jerry Brainum is pretty good too. But the overall feel of the mag is now oriented to selling overhyped supplements to pumpers and toners.

hcweng
06-13-2004, 08:28 AM
There was a time when I used to subscribe to BB mags for "information" on training and nutrition. But after awhile I realized it was the glossy pages, half-naked but semi good-looking models and competition results that kept me hook on.

Now, I stopped subscribing as I can get all these online from Will Brink's ebooks, T-mags articles and w w w.getbig.com, while at the same time doing my little part in saving the environment (going paperless). What more can I ask for? Maybe just a highly qualified personal trainer and nutritionist to monitor my progress 24/7...

erp7e
06-14-2004, 10:45 PM
Agreed...there is minimal good info in the mags, and you have to sift through so much crap and *advertising* to get to it...that's why I like T-mag's "Ghost Dawg" column: they summarize the worthy stuff from all the print mags each month (oh and it's a funny ass column too).