Ectomorphs: Growing Lower Body Curves


By Evina Del Pizza What’s often the most stubborn, annoying, muscle group to train for hardgainers? That’s right—the lower body. While everyone else wants those skinny legs with a gap between them, the kind you’ll often see on fashion models, hardgainer trainees yearn for the thick thighs with high glutes.  For competitive bikini/physique athletes, it’s the look that will enable … Read More

Cramps: The Science and a New Solution?


By: Matt Weik Most everyone has experienced a muscle cramp in their lifetime. Some are short-lived cramps while others are the kind that seem to come from the fiery depths of HELL. The 411 to avoid 911 We watch our favorite athletes sometimes come out of a game or a match with what appears to be an injury of some … Read More

When Sin City Becomes FIT City


By Magda and Paul Wilk Today we’re writing from Sin city which turns into Fit City each year during the annual Olympia weekend. Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world,  becomes the center of the bodybuilding world each September!  It’s one of our favorite destinations. Nowhere else will you see so many fit people in one place! We come here every … Read More

Fit Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Chili


From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher  Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, and I’m having a great time creating new pumpkin recipes. This chili variation is amazing—different and so tasty! Serve it with a salad and some cornbread, like the Pumpkin Corn Bread shown in the accompanying photo (Look for that recipe in my next post). Creamy Pumpkin … Read More

Gym Tour Series: Welcome to the East Coast Mecca


At the heart of the global fitness culture is the neighborhood gym.  It’s where men and women, of all shapes and sizes, go to pack on muscle, lose body fat, recover from injuries, or just blow off some steam.  Everyone’s goals are different, but we’re all bonded by the fundamental pursuit of self-improvement. As part of a new series here at … Read More

Product Review: Mama T’s Protein Cookies


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor In recent years, we have seen the advent of healthful, creative and guilt-free protein packed snacks for the health conscious individual. Meal replacement bars, sugar-free puddings, and quite possibly most intriguing, the diet-friendly cookie! The newest fit-food company to try their hand in the protein cookie market comes all the way from Nova Scotia. … Read More

A Speech for the Ages – Jim Lorimer’s 90th Birthday Address


By Dan Solomon Last weekend I had the rare privilege of celebrating a very special 90th birthday.  The night belonged to Jim Lorimer, the iconic co-creator of the Arnold Classic, one of the most influential living members of the global fitness community. This was no ordinary celebration. The guest list was nearly as extraordinary as the man himself.  They travelled … Read More

Pomegranate Juice: Something You KNEEd?

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By: Matt Weik Runners and weightlifters know plenty about knee pain. For some of us it’s constant, for others it comes and goes.  There are many products on the market that claim to help ease joint pain.  Some of them are topical and smell terrible, while others come in a pill form and are taken daily (more for prevention/maintenance and … Read More

Fit Recipes: Pumpkin Spice Protein Bread!


By Shandy Ortiz The Sin-O-Bun protein by BeautyFit has everyone talking…….because it’s heavenly! Here’s a couple of my favorite recipes to bring this amazing flavor to life in ways that you may have never thought of.  Try this quick-and-easy treat with oats and protein that will have you enjoying the essence of autumn with the very first bite! It’s my … Read More

Children’s Health Spotlight: Type 1 Diabetes


By: Matt Weik There are things in life that simply aren’t fair—one of which is childhood illness. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong battle for those diagnosed at an early age.  Kids are forced to learn how to cope with the changes the body forced upon them and how to deal with and live through all that type 1 diabetes … Read More

Muscle Building & Insulin Sensitivity: Understanding the Connection


By Colette Nelson Are some of the things we do to build muscle actually making us predisposed to type 2 diabetes? Let’s start with the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that usually occurs in children; however, we no longer call it “juvenile diabetes,” as we now understand that it can … Read More

Office Fitness: Walk This Way….Talk This Way


By: Matt Weik How many of us have desk jobs? Probably a good percentage, right?  How many of you feel as though getting up during the day to take a walk would get you called into the boss’s office?  Many people feel that way and it’s a problem in today’s workforce.  Most people are not taking the time to get … Read More

PBW Radio: A September to Remember in Bodybuilding


Closing out a historic month in the world of professional bodybuilding, the PBW Radio crew takes to the air to recap an epic month that included the Phil Heath’s 6th Olympia title, Dexter Jackson’s record-setting 27th pro victory, and other headlines from around the IFBB’s global bodybuilding scene.  Hosted by Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls and brought to you by Ironmag … Read More

It’s All About “Getting Started”


By Gigi Amurao So you woke up today, looked in the mirror, and said, “Ugh, I look horrible! I need to get in shape.” Congratulations! You have reached the point where you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and you are ready to do something about it. There’s just one problem—you don’t know how. We’ve all been … Read More

Bodybuilding Reminds Us to Never Settle!


By John Hansen The competitive bodybuilding landscape has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Forty years ago, bodybuilders were motivated to win big titles. During the 70’s, the ultimate title for the amateur bodybuilder was the Mr. America. Each year, bodybuilders would travel from all around the country to try to win the biggest amateur title in the sport. … Read More

Product Review: Protein Pudding by Musclelicious


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Are you tired of mixing up chalky protein powders into tasteless shakes and homemade sludge? Yeah, I am too! Today I’m providing the results from my review of the Musclelicious Foods’ Protein Puddings and Peanut Butter Balls! Musclelicious Foods vast menu of rich protein puddings and decadent peanut butter balls will satisfy your sweet … Read More

Arnold Europe Webcast Announced!

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Dexter Jackson, Shawn Rhoden, Big Ramy Highlight September 24th Event Presented Live by IronMag Labs Another one of the fitness industry’s biggest events will be streamed LIVE this weekend at the media hub. This time the spotlight is on Barcelona, Spain and the Arnold Classic Europe!  Event co-promoter Dr. Rafael Santonja and Digital Muscle publisher Dan Solomon have reached an … Read More

Coffee Talk: A Fresh Cup of New Research!


By: Matt Weik In 1991, the World Health Organization warned coffee lovers that their preferred morning pick-me-up beverage could cause cancer. Never heard that claim before?  Me neither.  But then again, in 1991 I was too young to even know what coffee was.  But the W.H.O. claimed that there was evidence showing coffee was carcinogenic and put people at a … Read More

Phil Heath Wins 6th Olympia Title! – By Dan Solomon


By Dan Solomon Publisher For the sixth straight year, the Sandow Trophy, awarded to the world’s top bodybuilder, will board a flight from Las Vegas to Denver.  36 year old Phil Heath, from Colorado, has won the 2016 Mr. Olympia title and there was very little question about it.  Heath silenced his critics with a physique too formidable for any of … Read More

Stan McQuay Discusses Bid for Classic Physique Olympia Title

scoot322ab Interview Series In 2016, the NPC and IFBB Pro League launched the new Classic Physique Division in an effort to provide a home for a more classic, streamlined physique, reminiscent of the days when bodybuilders were celebrated for their aesthetics.  In this special one-on-one interview, Dan Solomon visits with Stan McQuay, a veteran bodybuilder who finds himself as one of the … Read More

John Hansen’s Olympia Top 15 Preview & Prediction

scoot316’s Coverage of the 2016 Mr. Olympia continues with this EXPANDED preview and prediction from bodybuilding insider and former Natural Olympia champ John Hansen.  Be sure to visit our Olympia Section for more reports from the biggest names in the industry! By John Hansen The 2016 IFBB Mr. Olympia contest has more hype surrounding it this year than the biggest … Read More

PBW Radio: Olympia Analysis with Chad Nicholls and Chris Aceto


Two of the world’s brightest and most respected bodybuilding gurus, Chad Nicholls and Chris Aceto, come together for the very first time to analyze the key matchups at this weekend’s Mr. Olympia.  Presented by IronMag Labs and Wings of Strength, this special edition of PBW Bodybuilding Radio is a production of Use the player below to access the show here … Read More

Sports Drinks: A Sugar Trap for Kids?


By: Matt Weik We’ve all seen those commercials. The ones where our favorite athletes are drinking sports drinks and performing at a high level.  Kids envision themselves as these athletes thinking that they too can achieve greatness if they drink those same beverages.  Little do they know that, in most cases, what they’re drinking is mostly just a bottle full … Read More

Olympia 101: What You Need to Know (Weekend Primer)


By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor It’s called the Olympia, and many who reside outside of the fitness industry have only a vague idea, if any, of what goes on at the humongous bodybuilding and fitness weekend that takes place in Vegas each September. If you’re new to the bodybuilding scene, or just curious, here’s some crib notes on the event. … Read More

Lonnie Teper’s Olympia Predictions!


Expanding Everyday! – features the most respected line-up of contributors in the bodybuilding & fitness industry. From Bob Cicherillo, Dan Solomon, Chad Nicholls, Lonnie Teper, Ruth Silverman, John Hansen, the list goes on.  And now we present the much anticipated Mr. Olympia Predictions from one of the most respected insiders in the business! The Swami Expects Heath to Be Challenged! By Lonnie Teper Well, … Read More

Supplement Review: D-HD Revitalize Max


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Testosterone is arguably the most important hormone produced by the body. It’s responsible for the proper function of so many organs and its decline has detrimental effects on muscle gain and fat loss. The questions behind testosterone production have puzzled healthcare professionals and fitness enthusiasts for decades, but a group of German scientists might … Read More

PBW Radio: 2016 Mr. Olympia Preview


The PBW Bodybuilding Radio Crew gets you ready for the 2016 Mr. Olympia.  Hosts Dan Solomon, Chad Nicholls and Bob Cicherillo provide analysis and prediction for the biggest bodybuilding event of the year.  Use the player bar below to access the replay.  Presented by IML, Wings of Strength and hosted by Also Available on iTunes or with this direct file download Link:  … Read More

Macros, Food Choices & Long-Term Success!


By Nicole Cress The Beauty Blog Have you ever wondered how many times a day you make choices about food? For some people, the way they eat reflects their way of life. Most people struggle when it comes to dieting because they correlate the word diet with deprivation. Often, they eliminate certain foods because they associate them with being “bad,” … Read More

Video: Dan’s Surprising Mr. Olympia Prediction


With the 2016 Mr. Olympia fast approaching, Publisher and Bodybuilding insider Dan Solomon predicts the winner. And this one may surprise you… Video Brought to you by IronMag Labs

Joint Supplements: Not Exciting….but Necessary!


By: Matt Weik If you’re anything like me, you get excited to take your joint and bone support supplements every day (can you smell the sarcasm?). I keep them next to my bed on the nightstand so I can wake up to the bottle every morning.  You know what I’m talking about, right?  It’s exciting to even think about.  Wait, … Read More

Lifestyle Choices and Cancer Risk


By: Matt Weik In May 2016, two new studies were published that touched on cancer risks and lifestyle choices. While it should come as no surprise and I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir, what you do and the choices you make every day can affect your chances of getting cancer. Too much time in the sun without sunscreen will … Read More

Supplement Review: Super DMZ 5.0


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Welcome back to Supps with Samansky on!  Where have I been? Long story short, I’ve been around. I completed my studies at Indiana University in May and I’m continuing to harness my passion for supplementation and nutrition.  I’m proud to report that I’m a college graduate……but my appetite for learning will never end! My … Read More

Getting Started on a Fitness Journey


By Roger Lockridge Whether it’s a resolution, a special event, or your first physique show, there is great motivation when you finally decide that you’re going to commit to a fitness program and the time for you is now. So first thing tomorrow morning, you’re going to begin your journey. Then tomorrow becomes today. You’re all fired up, ready to … Read More

Anger, Disbelief & Friendship: Lessons From a Major Injury


By Shandy Ortiz The Beauty Blog Initially, the feeling was similar to what a racehorse must feel after it’s been retired and put out to pasture. I remember thinking, “That was it?” Everything I was working so hard for, and just like that, it was over?  The grind that I had pushed through—hour by hour, day by day—to reach goals … Read More

Dan Solomon: Video Update & Event Announcement


(Video) Publisher Dan Solomon provides updates and announces new event! Also See:  The Master Archive is LOADED with articles on nutrition, training, fit recipes, research and all things fitness.  Our Master Archive is sponsored by IronmagLabs!

Elderly Study: Exercise, Injury & Recovery


By: Matt Weik As we get older Father Time isn’t always so forgiving when it comes to injuries and getting banged up. It’s believed by many that at a certain age, the body is no longer able to fully recover from an injury or surgery.  That said, just because you’re getting up in age doesn’t mean that an injury of … Read More

Jessica’s Contest Prep: Saying Goodbye to Cheat Meals! (7 Weeks Out)


By Jessica Gilmartin The BeautyBlog by BeautyFit  By the time you read this, I’ll be in the last seven weeks of my contest prep before I hit the stage at the “Iron Man Naturally” on October 1. I am doing everything I absolutely should be doing at this point and starting to feel more fatigued because I am cutting macros … Read More

Fit Recipe: Herbal Dynamite (Salad Dressing)


By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Who doesn’t love a big, crisp salad? Whatever your pleasure when it comes to dressings, nothing’s better than a bowl of crunchy lettuce and salad veggies to balance out a savory meal. And if you’re on a diet, filling up on salad with lower-calorie dressings is a great tip. When I was growing up, my … Read More

Can Cardio Improve Your Memory?


By: Matt Weik My good friend often says, “I have a good memory, it’s just short.”  Well now exercise might be able to fix that—specifically cardio.  A Dutch study mentioned that “newly-learned information turns into long-term knowledge through a process of stabilization and integration of memories. This requires certain brain chemicals that are also released during physical exercise, including dopamine, … Read More

Classic Physique Competition: Is It Working?


By John Hansen It’s been more than six months since the introduction of Classic Physique, a new competitive division developed as a means of satisfying a growing number of bodybuilders and men’s physique athletes looking to expand their talents. The Classic Physique division is seen by some as a cross between those two divisions, bodybuilding and men’s physique. Similar to … Read More

Maintaining Weight loss: Keeping it Off!!!


By Gigi Amurao After weeks or months of dieting and putting in the work at the gym every day, you finally hit your goal weight.  Congratulations, you did it! You stayed committed, worked hard, sacrificed a lot, and here you are—a slimmer, sexier, lighter best version of yourself. Losing weight for a competition, an event, or for health reasons is … Read More

PBW Radio: Calling Out Kai Greene


Bodybuilding talk radio returns this week as Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls take an inside look at Kai Greene’s decision to forego the Mr. Olympia contest for the second straight year.  Neither of the hosts hold back as they examine the impact it has on fans and his fellow competitors.  Use the player bar below to access the replay.  Presented … Read More

Good News for the Sleep Deprived


By: Matt Weik Who doesn’t like sleep? Those fond memories of college where you could sleep in till noon without a care in the world so long as you didn’t have an early morning class.  You’d stay up all night partying as if the morning would never come.  Ok, I’m getting sidetracked – daydreaming of the good old days.  These … Read More

Fit Destination: South Beach!!!


By Magda & Paul Wilk Hi Guys and welcome back to our fitness and travel blog. Today we’re visiting Miami Beach, a city where fitness is visible everyhwere, a place where you’ll find fit people of all ages! It’s not unusual to see a senior citizen here with a visible six pack! Most people on South Beach don’t do it … Read More

Iso-holds: A Secret Weapon for Building Upper-Body Bikini Curves


By Evina Del Pizzo What’s the best workout for building nice, full but chiseled arms? My mentors usually gives me a quick look and giggle when I ask that question. Mostly the answer has been, “Time and consistency.” Looking back on what I’ve learned about training for my ectomorph body, it was partly the right response—not just time, but time … Read More

Supplement Industry: Growing Muscle AND the Economy!


By: Matt Weik There’s so much negativity surrounding the sports supplement industry these days that it’s about time some positive news is shared. It seems like everyone wants to take a shot at the dietary supplement industry – whether it’s for bogus claims, fake studies, tainted products, placebo effects, high prices, poor quality, fairy dusted ingredients, the list goes on … Read More

My Road to the Stage!!! (10 Weeks to Go)


By Jessica Gilmartin I’m almost 10 weeks out from my show in October and I feel like a sculptor slowly chiseling away the fat. The process of getting to the stage isn’t brand new to me; however, this time my approach is very different and much more intentional. I am feeling high energy, but I’m extremely nervous, I feel as … Read More

A Hardcore Visionary: Rob DiMaggio – Industry Spotlight


By Dan Solomon The supplement industry, it’s loaded with dynamic personalities, risk-takers, and innovators. Over the years I’ve gotten to know many of them. No two are alike. Some have achieved ungodly wealth while others have struggled to survive beyond the first year.   The real trailblazers are the company owners, those courageous men and women who put their money where … Read More

Research Report: mTor Triggers Muscle Cells


By: Matt Weik We all know how lucrative and how LARGE the supplement industry has become. Innovation keeps the industry growing and exciting.  As research is made public, everyone is rushing to come out with something new and be the first to market.  Speaking of which, a study has been released that shows some impressive results from the use of … Read More

Tart Cherry Powder: An Ergogenic Aid?


By: Matt Weik In an effort to get one step ahead of the competition, athletes are always looking for the next best thing to allow them to recover faster and boost their overall performance. A study by Texas A&M University is showing Tart Cherry powder could be the answer to endurance athletes’ prayers. Let’s first throw out a disclaimer, however, … Read More

My Journey to Fitness & Health

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By Jessica Gilmartin The BeautyBlog For the majority of my life I struggled with being overweight and being the “bigger girlfriend” of other, slimmer women, but when I found myself staring at 268 pounds on the scale, I knew things had to change. I needed not only to become healthy mentally, in terms of the way I saw and treated … Read More

Soy Story: Dr. Kalman Reveals What You Need To Know!


By Douglas Kalman PhD, RD, FACN Nutrition Editor “Soy”, just saying that word, the shortened descriptor for a healthy legume in some circles, can get you in trouble. Can you imagine that? For the past twenty or so years, soy has been thought predominately as a “female” protein. A protein source that was to solely be used by women or … Read More

Technology Update: The “Shop Well” App is a Must!


By: Matt Weik With so many apps on smartphones these days it almost seems like our phones aren’t only running our lives, but they’re also allowing us to get complacent and lazy as they do a lot of our work for us. Now there’s a new app. This one actually to helps you make better choices while at the grocery … Read More

Never Settle!! The Great Ones Never Do.


By Roger Lockridge Who are your favorite sources of inspiration? Do you look up to people like Schwarzenegger, The Rock, Stallone? Regardless of who your personal idol is, if you take the time to analyze these incredibly successful people, you’ll see that they all have one thing in common. They never settled. They never sat back and thought to themselves … Read More

Fit Recipe: Crispy Peanut Butter Swirl Bars!


From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher I know they look sinful, but these Peanut Butter Swirl Bars are actually very healthful. Unlike traditional recipes for crispy rice bars, mine gets its fats from beneficial sources, such as natural peanut butter and coconut oil. Peanut butter is made up of mostly monounsaturated fat, and coconut oil is a medium-chain triglyceride, or … Read More

Stop Playing Games With Your Kids!


By: Matt Weik Obesity rates are on the climb and we need to get things under control. Even worse, more and more kids are becoming overweight and obese due to inactivity.  With the advent of game systems and computers (technology), kids are spending hours each day in front of the television or have tablets glued to their palms playing video … Read More

Sports Reporter Roch Kubatko: Built for Success


By Dan Solomon, Publisher There are few things that captivate us like professional sports.  For some, it’s a form of worship.  For others, it’s a welcome distraction from the rigors of daily life. I once heard someone describe American sports as the country’s most unhealthy obsession, a world chronicled by sports reporters, those dedicated men and women who tell the … Read More

Is Bodybuilding Still a Young Man’s Sport?


By John Hansen One of the most disturbing trends in the world of competitive bodybuilding over the last 20-30 years is an alarming drop off in talented teen bodybuilders. Decades ago, a variety of incredible teenage bodybuilders would battle it out at various national level competitions. Today, the teenage division in bodybuilding is lightly contested at best and often completely … Read More

Muscle Beach Retro!


By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Ah, Venice! And by that I mean Venice, California, a seaside section of Los Angeles where you can go from funk to fine dining just by turning a corner. The famed Ocean Front Walk is still the eclectic, Bohemian stroll it was when I arrived here many moons ago, and as a fitness-friendly destination Venice … Read More

Controversial Ingredient: 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (A Closer Look)


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor In 2006, USP Labs unleashed Jack3D, a product now revered among the best of supplement lore. Why was this pre-workout so popular and what made it so effective? Its success was attributed to its incorporation of an ingredient known as 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine. Put simply, 1, 3DMAA is an extremely strong stimulant with a molecular … Read More

Nutrition Labels. More Changes Coming?


By: Matt Weik Not too long ago I wrote an article about how the nutrition labels found on packaging could soon have “exercise equivalents” on them.  The reason for this addition is to make people aware of how much someone would have to exercise in order to burn off a serving of whatever product they are looking to purchase or … Read More

A Gun Show…For Girls!


By Nicole Cress “Welcome to the gun show!” – Yeah, we’ve all heard that expression. Summertime is here, and that means tank-top season – time to show off those shapely arms you’ve worked so hard for! I have to say that I am proud of my baby biceps! How did I get them? For one thing, whenever I train them, … Read More

Thinking of Competing? Nancy Noreman Talks Budget!


By Nancy Noreman How much does it cost to compete in your first amateur physique show? In the beginning, ignorance is bliss, but it can cost you!  Spending big bucks won’t guarantee you the winning trophy, and there are ways to cut expenses, especially when you are beginning your competition journey. You can spend as little as $500 or as … Read More

Supplement Review: Xtend by SciVation


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor In an industry where copycat products flood the market, how many can say they were the first of its category to hit your shelf? Xtend by SciVation holds that distinction as the first branched-chain amino acid supplement to market. If you missed my introduction to branched-chain amino acids where I provide a scientific, unbiased … Read More

Understanding Branched Chain Amino Acids


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor BCAA’s have been a staple of the supplement industry since the turn of the century! For the sake of getting scientific, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. As you chew on your chicken breast, not only are you ingesting dozens of grams of proteins, but thousands of amino acids bonded together. Specifically, … Read More

Are the Animals Taking Over the Protein Market?


By: Matt Weik Exercisers around the United States are constantly shopping for a quality source of protein to use post workout. What they usually grab is a tub of their favorite flavor of whey protein from a manufacturer they trust.  Whey has been used for a very long time, giving the consumer the protein requirements needed to help pack on … Read More

The Beauty and Fitness of Hawaii


By Magda and Paul Wilk Hi Guys and welcome back to our fit travel blog! As many of you already know we love to travel. We combine the love of fitness and travel and we organize fitness vacations. We always go to exotic places where conditions are ideal for different fitness activities. Today we want to write about one of … Read More

The “Hit the Road” Workout!


By Gigi Amurao Everybody travels. We jet-set here and there for leisure, for work, to see friends and family, or just to explore the world. It can be anything from a short getaway to weeks or even months away from home. No matter the length of time or the reason for our travel, one thing is certain—our normal routines almost … Read More

Are Allergy Meds Killing Your Gains?


By: Matt Weik Yes, you read the title correctly. Your over-the-counter allergy meds could actually be diminishing your potential muscle gains.  Now don’t read this and say “I don’t care how bad I feel, I’m not taking any medication for my allergies.”  That’s not what this article is all about, nor does it make sense if you’re suffering from the … Read More

PBW Bodybuilding Radio (6/15/16) Chad and Tony


Two of the bodybuilding world’s top insiders, Chad Nicholls and Tony Doherty, come together on this all new edition of bodybuilding talk radio. Visit the show online at (Use the player link below to listen) Brought to you by

Dr. Goldman’s Predictions for the Future


By Dan Solomon There are few things we enjoy more than a good prediction. Many of you will recall one of the fitness world’s most iconic predictions, a list of 10 prognostications made back in 1950 by legendary publisher Joe Weider (July 1950 issue of Your Physique Magazine).  Long before muscle was trendy, Joe accurately predicted the impact body building … Read More

Fit Recipe: Skinnier Guacamole


From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Guacamole!!! A delicious dip that enhances any meal or summer barbecue. If you enjoy it too much, though, the calories from fat can add up quickly. Mixing garbanzo beans with the avocado in this recipe solves that problem. You can’t taste them, and the texture is great because you process the guacamole until smooth. … Read More

Can You Keep Up With Karina? (Video)


Digital Muscle’s Karina Nascimento provides a look at one of her workouts in this new video. Produced by Kevin Ostajewski Visit the Digital Muscle Training Blog for More Great Content!

There’s Only One Comparison That Matters


By Roger Lockridge Over the course of my nearly two decades in the fitness world, I’ve offered support to countless men and women, helping many reach their goals.  Something nearly everyone has in common is that someone inspired them! Whether it’s a celebrity, fitness industry star, or a successful person in their own hometown, someone inspired them to move forward because … Read More

Can Exercise Benefit Concussion Recovery?


By: Matt Weik When you think of concussions and other brain injuries, you generally think about contact sports like football to be the cause. While this is true, concussions can happen to anyone without having to get hit by a 285-pound linebacker.  A car accident, falling down and hitting your head, and several other “accidental” knocks to your head can … Read More

Giles Thomas to Oversee European Business Development at Digital Muscle


Giles Thomas joins Digital Muscle as Director of European Business Development, the fitness industry’s growing media hub, announces the addition of Giles Thomas to its executive team.  The England based industry insider joins Digital Muscle Media as Director of European Business Development. For over two decades, Thomas has earned a reputation for his high-integrity work ethic, tackling various roles … Read More

Beware of Fake Supplement Reviews!


By: Matt Weik You’re in search of a new supplement to try…  What do you do?  Look for reviews on new products, right?  What if I told you most of the reviews out there today are fake and paid for by supplement companies?  One of the largest online supplement retailers is the worst offender, and they don’t seem to care. … Read More

Hardgainer Myth: No, You Can’t Eat Everything!!


By Evina Del Pizzo One of the biggest struggles I’ve had my whole life has been with food. With sports requiring me to eat more, and fashion modeling requiring me to eat less, I couldn’t help noticing that food was the common denominator affecting my weight. There’s a big misconception about the way ectomorphs eat. People think that we have … Read More

Supplement Review: Bucked Up (A Deer Antler Pre-Workout)


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Deer antler spray received its fair share of media attention. Ever since retired football star Ray Lewis tested positive for the stuff in 2013, the once popular supplement has lost some of its luster. That is, until I came across Bucked Up, a pre-workout powder by DAS Labs. SO what exactly is deer antler … Read More

Fit Recipe: Spicy, Simple, N’awlins BBQ


By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Memorial Day was the unofficial ready-set-go for the summer barbecue season. Big parties, small parties, spur-of-the-moment get-togethers—there will be many opportunities to indulge, as Gigi Amurao pointed out in her helpful blog on avoiding temptation this summer. One way to keep the temptations to a minimum at a party is to build your menu around … Read More

Vitamins/Minerals Can Help Kids Grow Taller?


By: Matt Weik We’ve all been there. Or we had friends growing up that were well… short.  Many of them got picked on for their size or picked last when playing ball on the schoolyard.  Heck, looking at bodybuilders today, it makes you wonder if they were one of the smaller kids growing up since many of them are in … Read More

Karina Nascimento Joins

scoot225, the fitness industry’s rapidly growing media hub, is pleased to announce the arrival of Karina Nascimento to its growing team of fitness minded personalities. The Brazilian born physique champion has spent the last decade lighting up stages around the world with her trademark swagger and world class physique. Karina joins Digital Muscle as part of Phase 2 of an ambitious content … Read More

Report: The World Congress on Anti-Aging


By Dan Solomon, Publisher Last weekend in Hollywood, Florida, I had the rare privilege of attending the World Congress on Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, a pioneering organization co-founded by Dr. Bob Goldman. The anti-aging movement is the fastest growing segment of the global health & wellness industry, but more importantly, its impact on conventional medicine is immeasurable. The Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine … Read More

Lactobacillus Plantarum for Muscle Gains?


By: Matt Weik Before we all get our hopes up that this article will unlock the secret you’ve been waiting for to unleash untapped muscular gains, let’s get one thing straight. The results found in this study were done on male lab mice, not humans.  You and I don’t have a tail or whiskers and we don’t run around on … Read More

Dan’s Video Blog: Real Perspective on the Levrone Comeback

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Dan Solomon’s Video Blog Series continues with a no nonsense rant about the return of legendary bodybuilder Kevin Levrone.  In this 4 minute video, the founder provides some perspective on one of the year’s most compelling stories in the world of professional bodybuilding. Also See:  Dan Discusses Dexter Jackson’s Pursuit of Ronnie Coleman’s Record!  

Anti-Fungal Creams: Combating a Common Gym Hazard


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Every once in a while, an athlete will experience the discomfort of a fungal infection. It’s not always pleasant to talk about, but it’s often a reality of life in the gym. Whether it be athlete’s foot, jock itch, or ringworm, fungal infections are seemingly inevitable no matter how many showers you take each … Read More

Multi-Vitamins: They Could Save Your Life!


By: Matt Weik It’s commonly recommended that all men, whether we exercise or not, should take a daily multivitamin. And now for good reason!  Statistics show that anywhere between 70-89% of sudden heart attacks transpire with males.  Half of men who die due to heart attacks had zero symptoms prior to the episode.  If you are a male, you’re already … Read More

Fit Recipe: Banana Nut Protein Bites


From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Life can get pretty hectic! As a single, working mom of three, I’m often not sure how I’m going to get everyone (myself included) where we need to go. In contrast, when I was a child, my mother stayed at home to raise five kids. She always had time to bake something for us … Read More

New Video Blog: Dan on Dexter


Dan Solomon’s new Video Blog series opens with a 3 minute commentary about legendary bodybuilder Dexter Jackson’s pursuit of one of the sport’s most prolific records. Comments?  Click here to access Dan’s contact info!

Millions Don’t Know They Have Diabetes!


By Colette Nelson Welcome to my new blog here at Digital Muscle!!! Let’s begin with a topic that far too many people dare to ignore… You can’t escape diabetes. Approximately 477 million people worldwide have some form of the disease, and even more alarming is that currently in the United States approximately 17 million don’t even know that they have … Read More

Weight Loss Notes From Dr. Kalman’s Notebook


By Douglas Kalman PhD, RD, FISSN Nutrition Editor A few items from the note pad to pass along this week… 6 out of 10 are Overweight! Weight loss and weight control is not easy for the majority of society. This is evident by the fact that an alarming ~60% of the American population is either overweight or obese!  6 out … Read More

PBW Bodybuilding Radio (5-18-16) Shop Talk with Chad and Big Mel


Bodybuilding radio continues as Chad Nicholls and Mel Chancey grab the microphones for some shop talk.  Topics include the weekend’s all-star gathering in Pittsburgh as the Olympia contenders took to the stage, plus the news of a Kevin Levrone comeback.  PBW Bodybuilding Radio is now available at

Research: Can Fiber Fuel Weight Loss?


By: Matt Weik Some might say that we are in a bit of a crisis mode when it comes to battling the bulge. The rate of those suffering from being overweight or obese seems to forever be climbing across this nation. With nearly 70% of adults being overweight/obese, we have a serious problem on our hands. Roughly 35% of Americans … Read More

Experts. Embrace the Real Ones!


By Dan Solomon We receive a pile of emails here every day. Most are opinions or questions about articles published here at, a diverse assortment of topics ranging from training & nutrition to supplementation & bodybuilding.  Yesterday I got an email from a guy in London with the words, “Tired of the So Called Experts” in the subject line.  … Read More

Fitness Spotlight: Venice Beach, California


By Paul & Magda Wilk Hi Guys and welcome again to our blog! In our last article we shared with you the story of our amazing Fit Trip to Rio de Janeiro. Today we’re writing from the mecca of fitness and bodybuilding, Venice beach California! This place is a must see destination for all fitness nuts like us! Every time we … Read More

Kevin Levrone: A Comeback for the Ages?


By John Hansen Legendary bodybuilding champion Kevin Levrone made headlines recently when he announced that he will compete this September at the Mr. Olympia contest. At 51 years old, the former bodybuilding superstar hasn’t competed in 13 years! The last time he hopped on stage was all the way back in 2003 when he took 6th at the Mr. Olympia.  His … Read More

Supplement Review: Artisan Protein Snacks by Chronic Strength


By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Spring has sprung…and so has the elastic on my jeans.  It’s finally time to shed the puffy jackets along with the excess fat from those long winter months. Diet programs commence and, let’s be honest, they usually fail. According to a study conducted by, 73% of people ditch their fitness aspirations before reaching … Read More

Dark Chocolate: An Ergogenic Aid?


By: Matt Weik Who would have thought that a visit to Chocolate World at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania would give athletes an advantage over their competition? As ridiculous as it sounds, it could actually be true!  Recent studies are showing that dark chocolate is able to boost athletic performance. Elite endurance athletes listen up! No, this is not a joke.  … Read More

Supplement Brands: Adapting to Female Demand


By: Matt Weik In an industry loaded with well-built men, the ladies often get the short end of the stick when it comes to nutritional supplements. In fact, many female athletes avoid supplements all together due to male-minded branding, while others  don’t seem to mind if a tub of protein has a skull on the label.  There’s definitely been a shift over … Read More

Blowing Up the Blogosphere (A Digital Muscle Update)


By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Digital Muscle is “growing faster than a Chia Pet’s hair,” and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’m stealing that corny line from Nancy Noreman’s recent post, but you’ve got to admit, it’s an apt comparison to the surge in content here at the DM Blogosphere! Every day it grows a little more, a little more, and … Read More