Rising Phoenix Webcast (Watch the Replay)

DigitalMuscle.com’s exclusive FREE webcast of the Wings of Strength RISING PHOENIX, the World Championships of Women’s Bodybuilding, held in conjunction with the ARIZONA WOMEN’S PRO, an IFBB Professional League sanctioned event featuring women’s pro bikini, figure, fitness and physique competition. Pre-Judging: (Replay) Rising Phoenix & Arizona Women’s Pro FINALS: (Replay) Rising Phoenix Bodybuilding World Championships […]

Bikini Posing: Do’s and Dont’s

By Evina Del Pizzo Do you ever see bikini competitors onstage and think, “I can do that. I just need to lose some weight, tone up, and get a sparkly bikini”? If it were that easy, I might have been successful at year two of my modeling career. You may not realize the value of […]

Fitness Tips and Fables

By Gigi Amurao As a fitness professional, I’m constantly being asked questions, many which are pretty crazy and that anyone with a little common sense can figure out. Other questions are more complex, and the answers can differ, depending on whom you ask. Here’s my take on a few that seem to come my way […]

Meal Prep Basics: Making Chicken Delicious

By Evina Del Pizzo Welcome to another mutinous Monday night. You head for the fridge—and that random bunch of ingredients you picked out at the organic section of your favorite grocery store—in hopes that you will muster up the energy to cook a healthy, flavorful meal that meets your fitness goals. You remember that you […]

2019 Olympia Updates

All 8 Divisions to be Settled on Main Arena Stage, Prize Money to Increase for Women!   Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend continues to make headlines.  After announcing a promotional relationship with mega-star Mark Wahlberg, Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon headed to New York to make a series of announcements involving the IFBB Pro portion of Olympia Weekend. During a visit to the podium […]

Jay Cutler Selected Honorary Ambassador of Olympia Weekend

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend has selected Jay Cutler as its 2019 honorary ambassador. Regarded as one of this generation’s most popular bodybuilders, Cutler won the prestigious Mr. Olympia title four times (2006,2007, 2009, 2010) while establishing himself as one of his sport’s most admired and celebrated champions. In his role as this […]

Olympia Weekend and Wings of Strength Agree to Major Sponsorship Deal

*First Reported by Muscle & Fitness Magazine Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend continues a run of growth and momentum.  The fitness industry’s showcase event has agreed to a presenting sponsorship with Wings of Strength, an Arizona based company devoted to providing opportunities for bodybuilders and physique athletes competing throughout the fitness industry.  While […]

A Winning Mindset – By Lenda Murray

By Lenda Murray Senior Editor The recipe for a winning mindset is the foundation for developing your life and physique to its highest potential. Does your mindset serve you or work against you? During my 30 years in competitive women’s bodybuilding I had to cultivate a mindset that allowed me to win 8 Ms. Olympia […]

Can You Handle Pole Competition?

By Nancy Noreman  At the risk of sounding like a third grader, I dare you to take a pole class. Spinning around the pole, climbing up the pole, knowing how to shift your weight back and forth precisely to do a split upside down or a static hold. And that’s just the basic entry-level stuff. […]

Unleash the Power of Adaptogens

By Lenda Murray Senior Editor As athletes we all know the importance of adapting to the progressive overload we put on our bodies to strengthen and build our muscles. We often take for granted all of the mechanisms our bodies go through during our grueling training sessions throughout the year. All of this training puts […]

Arnold Classic: The Ladies Were the Talk of Columbus

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Congratulations to Ryall Graber, who surprised everyone with an upset victory at the Fitness International on March 1, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. It was the biggest win of her 10-year pro career as Graber nailed her routine with a perfect score and leaped over reigning champ—and 2018 Olympia champ—Whitney Jones […]

Fit Recipe: Smothered Chicken Enchiladas

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Who doesn’t like Mexican food? No one in my house! These smothered chicken enchiladas are easy to make—and so yummy. It’s an old family recipe, tweaked just a little to lower the fat and calories. Give it a try and see if you don’t agree. Here are the directions. […]

Headed Back to Columbus!

Digital Muscle Flashback: In recent years, Digital Muscle has had some great moments in Columbus with Arnold and his friends.  Here’s a look back at a few of our favorites as the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival kicks off this weekend.  Check back soon as we create some new memories at one of the year’s biggest […]

Lenda Murray’s 10 Tips to Land in the First Callout

Editor’s Note: Please welcome 8-time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray to DigitalMuscle.com.  Regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, Lenda is one of the most respected and celebrated voices of the global fitness industry, inspiring men and women to achieve their best on and off stage.  Lenda joins Digital Muscle as a Senior […]

Five Reasons Beginners Don’t See Gains

By Gigi Amurao “If I’m working out, why do I feel bulky?” and “Why am I gaining weight?” are among the most frequent questions I get from my female clients. It’s a common concern for many women, me included. It’s frustrating to work hard and not see or feel the benefits. Still, it doesn’t happen […]

Kris Gethin Triceps Finisher!

Quick Tip #6 – A Triceps Finisher:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  […]

Weight-Training Basics for Beginners

Ask the Bikini Coach By Gigi Amurao As a trainer, I get tons of questions, especially from the newbies I work with. Here are some of the most common queries I’m asked about weight training. If you’re just starting out on a fitness program or embarking on a new fit lifestyle, understand that success will […]

Watch “Bigger” Now: Film Released on iTunes and Pay-Per-View

The first ever scripted, feature film about the bodybuilding world has arrived on iTunes and on Pay-Per-View.  BIGGER, the real life story of Joe Weider, has begun its next phase of distribution following a select-theater release last October.  Starring Tyler Hoechlin, Julianne Hough, Aneurin Barnard, Victoria Justice, Kevin Durand, Tom Arnold and Robert Forster, the film spans […]

Fit Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher The green bean casserole, made with cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions, is one of those time-honored recipes that bring back warm, nostalgic memories of holidays past. Here’s a new spin on the old classic that skips some of the less-healthy fats while boosting micronutrients, using cauliflower to […]

What’s New at Digital Muscle?

If you listen closely, the sound you’re hearing is our team here at Digital Muscle catching its breath after a mad sprint to the 2018 finish line!  As we continued to develop our content model over the last 12 months, we spent quite a bit of time positioning Digital Muscle for an epic 2019…with an […]

The G-Fit Holiday Circuit: A Quick, No-Gym Workout

By Gina Aliotti  The holiday season is in full swing—a wonderful time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate. With shopping, travel and social events chipping away at your “free time,” you may find it harder to fit in your workouts, and that’s okay. Not that you should throw in the […]

Meal Prep: The Secret to a Controlled Diet

By Evina Del Pizzo Meal preparation, which simply means planning, preparing and cooking meals ahead of time, has become a fashionable tool in the fitness and weight-loss world. People attempting an organized meal-prep program are usually trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight. All of your meals are cooked in advance, and portion […]

Gut Health: Understanding the Migrating Motor Complex

By Lindsay Kent Your stomach begins to growl and you instinctively decide that you must be hungry.  It’s a common association we make in decoding our body’s hunger signals. In fact, a growling stomach does not signal that your body needs nutrients but, rather, that your migrating motor complex, or MMC, is busy at work. […]

The Romania Muscle Fest: Watch the Webcast!

This special presentation of the inaugural Wings of Strength Romania Muscle Fest will be streamed LIVE on November 24-25th (check local times) as part of an exclusive presentation sponsored by Pro Nutrition.  Sanctioned by the IFBB Professional League, the event includes more than 300 men and women pro and amateur athletes competing in bodybuilding, fitness, physique, classic […]

Tips to Keep You on Track During the Holidays!

By Gina Aliotti The holidays are right around the corner, but you don’t have to say good-bye to your fitness goals until January 1. This is such a joyous time of year, full of family, friends and, of course, yummy food. As much fun as it is, however, it can also be challenging to stay […]

Fit Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Granola

From the Kitchen of: Robyn Maher Our Fit Recipe series continues with this fall favorite from the kitchen of IFBB Bikini Celeb Robyn Maher.  Try Robyn’s special twist on granola.  A special treat for anyone who loves pumpkin as much as we do!!! Dry Ingredients  3 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 […]

Romania Muscle Fest Set for Nov 23-25

Wings of Strength, the same production team that brings you many of the year’s biggest U.S. based events, is expanding into Europe later this month with the Inaugural Wings of Strength Romanian Musclefest, an event that pairs professional and amateur divisions under the direction of super-promoter Tim Gardner.  Fans will be treated to IFBB Professional […]

Fitness Tips and Fables

By Gigi Amurao As a fitness professional, I’m constantly being asked questions, many which are pretty crazy and that anyone with a little common sense can figure out. Other questions are more complex, and the answers can differ, depending on whom you ask. Here’s my take on a few that seem to come my way […]

Alina Popa: My Journey to the Top of My Sport

By Alina Popa #1 Female Bodybuilder in the World It’s a Monday morning and the temperature is already dropping here in Colorado, fresh air comes in through the open windows of my new car. The sun is shining in the Mile High city, not a cloud in the sky. As a truck pulls up along […]

Dan Solomon Named VP and Chief Olympia Officer at AMI

NEW YORK, October 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — American Media, Inc. (AMI), the world’s leading publisher of celebrity and active lifestyle media, today announced that Dan Solomon has been hired as vice president and Chief Olympia Officer. In this new role, Solomon will oversee the company’s Olympia brand, which includes the Mr. Olympia Contest, an international […]

A New Biceps Movement from Kris Gethin

Kris Gethin Demonstrates A New Kind of Biceps Set:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and […]

Sleep Your Way To A Better Body?

By Gina Aliotti You’re on a weight-loss journey, eating a well-balanced diet of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. You have removed all processed foods and most sugars from your diet and are eating lean and green. Your exercise program has been consistent, with four to six workouts a week, and your water intake […]

Stars Gather for Red Carpet Premiere

The highly anticipated release of the movie BIGGER continues to build momentum. During a special media event held last week in Las Vegas, the red carpet was rolled out for some of the film’s all star-cast.  Based on the real life story of bodybuilding & fitness pioneer Joe Weider, the movie is set to land […]

New Fitness Olympia Champ Whitney Jones: Was it All Just a Dream?

By Whitney Jones 2018 Fitness Olympia Champ It was 2012, Olympia weekend, and I was walking into the Orleans Arena to watch the finals. I felt the energy and buzz from the lights and music and thought to myself “how epic would it be to step on the Olympia stage one day.” Those “what if” […]

Wings of Strength Acquires Digital Muscle Media

For Immediate Release (October 2018) In a move that signals a shift in the category of bodybuilding and fitness media, WINGS OF STRENGTH has acquired DIGITAL MUSCLE MEDIA, an online media property founded by media insider Dan Solomon.  The deal is part of WINGS OF STRENGTH’s strategy to expand its footprint in the global bodybuilding […]

BIGGER: Movie Trailer Released

It’s the biggest budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time and it’s set to hit select theaters on October 12th.  After a lot of anticipation and a series of delays, we are pleased to report that the official trailer has been released as part of an Entertainment Tonight exclusive!  Directed by George Gallo, the Joe Weider […]

WATCH THE OLYMPIA!!!!

Great News!  For those of you who couldn’t make the trip to Vegas for Olympia Weekend, you can catch all the action on the official OLYMPIA WEBCAST from both Friday and Saturday evening. Hosted by Digital Muscle’s Dan Solomon and Hall of Fame bodybuilder Shawn Ray, the events took place at the Orleans Arena where defending […]

A Rising in the Desert: Reflections on the Rising Phoenix

By: Dan Solomon Editor-In-Chief A quiet suburb of Phoenix, known for its annual ostrich festival and the sprawling Sonoran Desert, the city of Chandler was turned upside down on Saturday when it was invaded by the most well built women on the planet. The people of Chandler fastened their collective seatbelts as their city hosted the 4th edition of […]

RISING PHOENIX WEBCAST (Replay Now Available)

DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s media hub, is pleased to present this FREE webcast of the RISING PHOENIX, the World Championship of  Women’s Bodybuilding, presented by Wings of Strength!  Held in conjunction with the ARIZONA WOMEN’S PRO, featuring pro fitness, bikini, figure and physique competition – LIVE from the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino in Chandler, Arizona.  WATCH REPLAY HERE!! Finals: […]

Do’s and Dont’s of Bikini Posing

By Evina Del Pizzo Do you ever see bikini competitors onstage and think, “I can do that. I just need to lose some weight, tone up, and get a sparkly bikini”? If it were that easy, I might have been successful at year two of my modeling career. You may not realize the value of […]

Previewing the Rising Phoenix

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Expect high drama this Saturday (Sept 8th) when the Wings of Strength production team along with Tim Gardner Productions brings the IFBB Professional League Rising Phoenix Women’s World Bodybuilding Championships to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Twenty of the world’s best-built female flexers are set to hit the stage, vying […]

Training Innovation of the Year

Here at DigitalMuscle.com we enjoy recognizing the latest innovations in training, nutrition, and the numerous advances in the way men and women are transforming and healing their bodies.  On behalf of our entire editorial staff, we are pleased to recognize Patty Cummings and her team at Astro-Durance as our Training Innovation of the Year for leading […]

LIVE WEBCAST ANNOUNCED for RISING PHOENIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Media Event Announced:  For the second straight year, The Rising Phoenix Women’s Bodybuilding World Championship, presented by Wings of Strength, will be aired LIVE as part of an exclusive DigitalMuscle.com streaming webcast production.  Held in conjunction with the Arizona Women’s Pro, the day-long event features an all-female lineup of IFBB Professional League Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bikini, […]

Super Soup: How Bone Broth Can Improve Your Health and Vitality

By Lindsay Kent Bone broth has become a buzz phrase in nutritional circles, and many people wonder what all the hype is about. The grocery store aisles are filled with chicken, vegetable, and beef soups, broths and stocks.  What’s the difference between them and “bone broth,” and are the benefits of bone broth really better […]

Meet the Director Who Painted a Joe Weider Masterpiece

On October 12th, the motion picture BIGGER lands in theaters as the largest-budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time.  In the weeks leading up to the release, DigitalMuscle.com presents this exclusive series taking you inside this remarkable project.  Thanks to House of Pain Apparel  for sponsoring our coverage! By Dan Solomon Publisher In the celebrity-driven […]

Monsoon Forces Venue Change at the Rising Phoenix Event

By Dan Solomon Publisher The sport of Women’s Bodybuilding has endured its share of challenges over the years, but it might be hard to top what just went down in Arizona.  Only a few short weeks before the 4th Annual Rising Phoenix World Bodybuilding Championships, a monsoon plowed through the area, making its way to Scottsdale, […]

Just 2 Years Old….and All Grown Up

By Dan Solomon Publisher The sports nutrition industry is loaded with stories of remarkable success.  I’ve personally witnessed men and women turn ideas into major companies, eventually selling them for enough to create generational wealth, while teaching us the kind of lessons that could inspire an entire business school curriculum.  Each success story is unique, […]

Olympia Storylines: The Women

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Olympia buzz is heating up!  Two women’s divisions in particular are sparking speculation, starting with women’s physique, where three-time defending champ Juliana Malacarne has bowed out, deciding to retire from competition and denying fans the long-anticipated matchup between the Brazilian bombshell and Chicago upstart Shanique Grant. Some folks would be […]

The Leading Man Who Brought Joe Weider to Life

On October 12th, the motion picture BIGGER lands in theaters as the largest-budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time.  In the weeks leading up to the release, DigitalMuscle.com presents this exclusive series taking you inside this remarkable project.  Thanks to House of Pain Apparel  for sponsoring our coverage! By Dan Solomon Co-Executive Producer Turning the […]

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (August)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Monique Leslie, Marketing Director Our ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry continues as DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s fastest growing supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s CEO […]

The 20-Step Guide for Busy People

By Gigi Amurao In today’s busy world, we’re always on the go-go-go. Whether it’s work, play, or rushing to the gym; business travel or vacation; chasing the kids around the house or chauffeuring them around town, or any of a myriad of things that keep our schedules full, we’re always away from home. That’s great, […]

Flex Wheeler Honored in Tampa

The Ben Weider Lifetime Achievement Award, commissioned personally by Mr. Weider only a few months prior to his passing in 2008, recognizes men and women who have dedicated their lives to elevating the sport of bodybuilding.  Now in its 11th year, the list of prior recipients includes Rich Gaspari, Lee Haney, Chris Dickerson, Lee Labrada, Lenda Muray, […]

Records Shattered at the Tampa Pro

By Dan Solomon Publisher On most Friday and Saturday nights, in cities across the country, dedicated men and women are flexing and posing at an array of fitness competitions.  The best of the best can be found competing in the IFBB Professional League, the sanctioning body that oversees the world’s most prestigious events, including Joe […]

Flex Lewis Opens the Doors to his Dragon’s Lair

By Dan Solomon Publisher Tucked away in a less-traveled corner of South Florida, The Dragon’s Lair is the cleverly named world headquarters of Flex Lewis, known in bodybuilding circles as the Welsh Dragon, a superstar bodybuilder in the prime of his career. Housed inside this spacious multi-level facility is the kind of gym that could […]

The No-Gym Summer Circuit

By Gina Aliotti Summer is in full swing and your schedule may be filling up with family vacations, BBQs, and perhaps driving your kids to camps and activities. If you’re a busy mom like me, your time is limited, and you may have to dig extra deep to find the motivation to stay committed to […]

Step One: Be On Time!

By Evina Del Pizzo When someone comes to me for training it’s something that I take very seriously. It is more than a relationship of sets and reps, it’s a relationship built on trust and respect. When I get a new client, I am very specific about my expectations. I will do everything in my […]

Book Review: Vince’s Secret Locker

By Dan Solomon Publisher Joe Weider used to tell me “Bodybuilding isn’t about the physiques.  It’s about the stories and the things we can learn from our greatest champions.” I was reminded of this recently when I received a copy of a book called Vince’s Secret Locker, a beautifully crafted hard cover special edition authored […]

Bodybuilding Legend Vince Taylor Joins Digital Muscle!

One of the most decorated bodybuilding champions of all time has added his name to the growing roster of respected content providers at DigitalMuscle.com.  Vince Taylor, a winner of more than 20 professional bodybuilding titles, has been named Training Editor, a role that allows the former Arnold Classic Champion to bring decades of experience to […]

Spotlight on Simulated Altitude Training

By Dan Solomon Publisher One of the perks of a 20-year career in the fitness industry is the chance to witness new innovations impacting human performance, physique transformation and overall athletic achievement.  In some cases, passing trends are disguised as innovation by savvy marketers, but every so often something emerges that makes all of us […]

Muscle Buzz: News From Around the Bodybuilding Scene

By Dan Solomon Publisher The Rock Came to Play:  It’s no secret that the larger-than-life world of Dwayne Johnson brings him from city to city, juggling the demands of an unrelenting schedule.  If you follow him on social media you’re well aware that the action star seldom misses a workout.  Recently, while in New York to promote […]

Olympia Storylines: Part 1

By Dan Solomon Publisher Bodybuilding’s biggest weekend is fast approaching and for the 20th consecutive year it’ll all go down in Vegas!  After moving from city to city during its first 30+ years, Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend has found what appears to be a permanent home in the city that’s hosted the event each year […]

Fitness Innovation: Astro-Durance Bungee Training

By Dan Solomon Publisher The fitness industry continues to evolve thanks mostly to advancements in training, nutrition and science, but make no mistake about it, at the center of this constant state of evolution are the innovators, the men and women with the courage and the capacity to see what’s truly possible.  During my 20 […]

DigitalMuscle.com and Liquid Sun Rayz Announce New Deal

DigitalMuscle.com continues to build partnerships with the most respected brands in the global fitness community.  Since its launch just over two years ago, the fitness media hub has emerged as one of the category’s most diverse, content rich destinations.  Today Digital Muscle announces a new deal with Liquid Sun Rayz, a world leader in sunless tanning products and makers of […]

6 Ways to Kick Off the Day Right

By Gina Aliotti The way you wake up shapes your entire day. Those initial thoughts and actions set the tone for the remaining hours. Each day is a new day to start fresh and take action. You go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning to a new set of opportunities and […]

OLYMPIA WEEKEND IS FAST APPROACHING

By Dan Solomon Publisher For fans of world class physiques and superhero bodies, the biggest weekend of the year is fast approaching.  On September 13-16 Las Vegas will once again host Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend, a tradition that began back in 1965.  This year’s event marks the 20th consecutive year that Vegas will serve as […]

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (June)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Eduardo Silva, Chief of Staff Our ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry continues as DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s fastest growing supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s […]

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #6

Quick Tip #6 – A Triceps Finisher:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  […]

Beauty Series Part 3: Eyebrows are Trending!

By Nancy Noreman Eyebrows on fleek? Overnight, eyebrows became the most important detail on your face. For years, eyebrows were overlooked, unless they were noticeably off, but now they have become the major focus, and for some people, a work of art. Ladies and gentlemen, read on. Yes, I said gentlemen. Men are not excluded […]

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #5

Quick Tip #5 – A New Triceps Movement:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry […]

President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (Members Announced)

By Dan Solomon Publisher Last week when President Trump announced his selections for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, all eyes were on the various celebrities hand-picked by the President, household names like Bill Belichick, a Superbowl champion, Mariano Rivera, a baseball legend, Dr. Oz, a television star, and others who have garnered […]

Meet Jack & Ann Titone

The fitness industry is loaded with movers and shakers.  From gym owners to event promoters, the global fitness community is built on the shoulders of men and women who eat, sleep and breathe a lifestyle that continues to grow in popularity.  As part of Digital Muscle’s ongoing coverage of the world of fitness, it’s our […]

WEIDER MOVIE HEADS TO FRANCE FOR SCREENING

By Dan Solomon The highly anticipated film inspired by the remarkable story of bodybuilding pioneer Joe Weider has wrapped up post-production and is on its way to the South of France for its maiden screening.  BIGGER, directed by George Gallo, will be screened privately for international film buyers on May 9th and 12th at the […]

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #4

Quick Tip #4 – A New Kind of Biceps Set:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor […]

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (May)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Stephanie Kaufman, Corporate Controller  Our ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry continues as DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s fastest growing supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s CEO […]

How Badly Do You Want That Six-Pack?

By Gigi Amurao Many people strive to have six-pack abs, tight glutes, and a lean, flawless physique, but what are the costs? As a competitor, I know all too well the trade-offs. For those who don’t, let me enlighten you. It will, I hope, help you decide if you really want to go that route […]

I May Have Discovered the World’s Coolest Company

By Dan Solomon Publisher “People, not products, will make us number one.”  His companies have given way to some of the most respected sports nutrition products in the world, but CEO Jack Owoc’s message was loud and clear on Wednesday afternoon as hundreds gathered inside a Renaissance Hotel ballroom for the company’s annual meeting.  If […]

Event Spotlight: The Salt City Showdown

As part of our ongoing coverage of the global fitness community, we are proud to shine a spotlight on selected events that bring together those who share our love of SERIOUS fitness and physique competition.  Each year, in April, promoter Robyn Maher presents the Salt City Showdown, an NPC and IFBB Professional sanctioned event held […]

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #3

Quick Tip #3 – Try Cable Deadlifts for Full Muscle Contraction:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, […]

Heart Rate Variability

By Lindsay Kent Heart rate (HR) is controlled by the two arms of the autonomic nervous system. Normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 80 beats, and those who exercise regularly have ranges much lower, from 35 to 50 beats per minute. When you begin to exercise, your body releases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which […]

Gina Aliotta Comes to Digital Muscle!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor As Digital Muscle continues to grow, we recently welcomed another of the fitness industry’s most knowledgeable insiders to the burgeoning DM blogosphere.  Gina Aliotti was one of the world’s top competitive figure pros not too far back in the day, winning the Figure International at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2008 […]

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #2

Quick Tip #2 – Hamstring Isolation for Real Results:  Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his new Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, […]

BeautyFit Acquires Liquid Sun Rayz

As part of our ongoing coverage of the global fitness community, DigitalMuscle.com is pleased to cover the latest developments on the business side of the industry.  Today we are reporting that BeautyFit® has acquired Liquid Sun Rayz, an industry leading competition tanning pioneer.  See below for details. For Immediate Release – Liquid Sun Rayz® (LSR), a […]

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #1 (New Series)

Quick Tip #1 – The Single Leg Advantage: Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his new Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor […]

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (April)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Eric Hart, Vice President  As part of an ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry, DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s leading supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s […]

12 Reasons You May Not Be Reaching Your Fitness Goals

By Gina Aliotti The years are passing, and you’re wondering why you’ve yet to reach your fitness goals. You’re constantly trying new things in hopes that this one will be “it,” only to find yourself back at square one, often further behind than when you started. So here’s my list of 12 common reasons for […]

Nutrition Confusion: Your Top 10 Diet Questions Answered

By Gigi Amurao Paleo eating, juice cleanses, detox diets, calorie counting, low-carb and how to get six-pack abs—as a personal trainer and coach, I get questions regarding nutrition from all sorts of people, from athletes to middle-aged men and women who want to better their health to physique competitors. Often, it’s tough to give a […]

The Turkish Get-Up: A Movement for Everyone!

By Scott Iardella They say the Turkish get-up has been around for 200 years. That’s a long time my friends.  For those who are new around here, the “get-up” is an exercise that is highly regarded by elite performance experts, such as renowned physical therapist, Gray Cook and leading spine biomechanist, Dr. Stuart McGill.  It’s […]

Weight Loss & Cancer Risk

By: Matt Weik It’s no secret that our great nation has an issue with obesity—mainly, putting the fork down and walking away from the table!  With more than 60% of our population being overweight, something has to change to ensure longevity and our overall quality of life as we age.  Illnesses are on the rise, […]

Ruth Silverman Named Managing Editor at DigitalMuscle.com

Digital Muscle Wire Report DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s new media hub, is pleased to welcome media veteran Ruth Silverman as its Managing Editor.  After a stint as editor-in-chief at Flex Magazine in the late ’80s, Silverman went on to serve as a longtime editor and columnist at Ironman Magazine. In her role as Managing Editor […]

Insect Based Protein?

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog Remember back when you were in school and you were taught that people ate bugs to survive in the wilderness? Remember how disgusting that sounded?  Well, now companies are expecting you to do that for fun.  What?!  Well, it seems like my reaction is the same as the majority […]

Supplement Review: The “Execute” Pre-Workout

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor  How can new supplement companies diversify their product line when it’s part of a market flooded by thousands? Rise Performance is one of these young companies that hopes to deliver a new concoction to the pre-workout genre. I was lucky enough to acquire a sample of their debut offering, […]

Kris Gethin Named Executive Editor at Digital Muscle

As the business of fitness-related publishing remains in a state of constant change, Digital Muscle Media continues its steady climb with the announcement that one of the industry’s most popular insiders and leading personalities has joined its team.  Kris Gethin, former editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com, has been named Executive Editor and Senior Producer at Digital Muscle, […]

Visualization. It Works!!!

By John Hansen, Natural Bodybuilding Editor Schwarzenegger already knew “The Secret”.  In that best selling self-help book (published in 2006) it was revealed that the key to happiness and success is telling The Universe what YOU WANT….and it will manifest itself in to reality. Before anyone heard of “The Secret”, bodybuilders like Arnold were touting […]

Thanks to Arnold…Posing Matters Again!!!

By John Hansen, Natural Bodybuilding Editor Despite his mega success, Arnold Schwarzenegger remains, within his heart, a hardcore bodybuilder.  One of the most famous men in the world, he still remembers his roots and promotes bodybuilding through his magnificent Arnold Sports Festivals each year.  In 2016, there will be six of them, taking place on […]

The Brain – Gut Connection (It’s Real)

By Dr. Doug Kalman, Nutrition Editor Have you ever had the experience of being asked to speak in front of a group of people and you suddenly felt your stomach getting tingly or nervous?   You’ve no doubt heard the expression “gut-wrenching” or “butterflies in the stomach”.   The truth is, The brain has a direct effect […]

Nutrition That Lowers Testosterone?

By Dr. Doug Kalman, Nutrition Editor When you are into bodybuilding, when you are into working out and seek to make muscle gains, most know having normal testosterone levels or even elevated testosterone levels aids in the muscle response to the stress of exercise. Part of the hormonal response in the body to resistance training […]

CORTISOL: IS IT REALLY THE DEVIL?

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor “Cortisol is BAD!”  — The message has been emblazoned in our minds for years, leading us to believe that cortisol is the devil –  that we must rid our bodies of it!  You read it in articles, see it on television, and hear it on the radio.  Over and over […]

Fit Destination: Vancouver

By Paul & Magda Wilk Hey guys and welcome to the second stop of our Rebel Lifestyles fitness road trip! After spending some time in Banff and the Canadian Rockies (you can read about it in our last blog article) we headed west all the way to Vancouver, a beautiful city located in the Canadian […]

A Digital Muscle Update: The 30 Day Report!

By Dan Solomon, Publisher Editorial /Content Team Expansion Continues! Superstore Set to Open Soon! Production Crew Preparing for Arnold Classic Webcast! Details for New Season of PBW Radio Coming This Week!   Well, it’s only been a month since we launched Digital Muscle and we’ve already eclipsed many of the goals our team originally set […]

A Classic Visit – My Day with the Lorimers

By Dan Solomon Earlier this week (2016) I boarded a flight to Columbus, a trip I’ve taken nearly every year since the late 90’s.  A journey that typically marks the arrival of one of the year’s biggest events.  But this trip was different.  When I arrived there weren’t any crowds.  The streets weren’t filled with […]