In a recent thread I got the hint that there was some negative vibes regarding the use of routines out of muscle magazines. It caught my attention because I'm currently using a powerlifting routine from a recent issue of Flex. This is the first time I've pulled a routine out of a magazine but so far my experience with it has been outstanding. I'm 6 weeks in to the 12 week program and I've already added roughly 7 lbs of mass and a great amount of strength as well. I attribute a lot of the success to my nutritional habits and sticking to the routine outlined by the article. The negative comments I heard pretty much alluded that those routines only work for those on AS or that the articles themselves were written by those without a clue and they were only there to fill space in the mag. So far I have to disagree to those statements. I think those articles can and will work if you pick the right one for yourself and as always, work hard and eat enough of the right things. I'm curious to hear about the success of others that have using muscle mag routines. Or even what others think about using them in general, positive or negative.