I like MD but they have their share of ads and i don't find it to be "NO BULL". Not by a long shot. I remember when I first started reading them I was reading the whole thing. Fast forward 4.5 years and i'm now as good at reading them as I am at filtering the junk on the net.
I stopped subscribing until I found Fitness RX. It is published every other month and focusing mainly on the science behind muscle building. It has several great tidbits and articles in each issue. Advertisements are to a minimum.
The flip side is if they didn't have all that advertising, they'd be priced through the roof. Or at least $2 - $3 higher per issue. Just ignore the advertising. I'm good at skimming right through them and filtering (just like Bleed noted above) and I read very fast, so I tend to read them at the newsstand and not pay a nickel.
never got into the magazines, I figured they were just the same as playboy for gay guys to wank to.
So I didnt want to be holding one in the gym and give the wrong impression to anyone. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but really? cmon, buy a magazine of some female tits and ass, not guys, guys. Thats kinda gay, not that there is anything wrong with that. just well sorta gay, which in some dialects can mean happy, so if looking at muscular men in speedo trunks makes you happy and you want to plunk down 7$ to look at them. Well this is America, live how you want to live, but still
really gay, happy fantabulous!
You have made one of the most pointed and accurate statement of any post I have read here. Once the physique worship dies and is directed elsewhere we usually see clearly. Now I'd rather look at myself then look at someone that might be better than me.