MuscleMag International

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MuscleMag International
CategoriesBodybuilding magazine
FrequencyMonthly
Founder Robert Kennedy
Year founded1974
Final issue7 June 2013
Company Active Interest Media
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish
ISSN 1086-3400

MuscleMag International or Musclemag was a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine, considered one of the top magazines in its field. [1] [2] It was established in Canada in 1974 by Robert Kennedy, an immigrant to Canada and leading expert in fitness and bodybuilding, with an initial print run of 110,000. [3] [4] It divided its magazine and website into Muscle Building, Nutrition and Supplements, Strength Training, Culture and Girls, regularly featuring fitness and glamour models and sex tips. [5]

Kennedy died in 2012, and his company filed for bankruptcy the next year. MuscleMag was acquired by Active Interest Media. [6] It ended publication on 7 June 2013.

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  6. Active Interest Media Buys 3 Titles from Robert Kennedy Publishing

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