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 […]

PBW Radio: The New “In-Demand” Trainer at Gold’s Venice! Plus: Training Q & A

On this week’s episode of Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio hosts Eric Broser and Dave Bourlet answer listener questions about why doing too much cardio before a show is unnecessary and how the Yates’ Style HIIT workouts can benefit your long term progress. Finally, top trainer at Gold’s Venice, Chris “Psychofitness” Lewis, stops by to talk about […]

Rosie “Rascal” Harte Comes to DigitalMuscle.com with New Video Series!

Quite possibly one of the fitness industry’s most uniquely diverse personalities, Rosie “Rascal” Harte is the latest addition to the DigitalMuscle.com family of original content providers.  An IFBB Professional Physique athlete, Rosie is also known throughout the UK as a dancer, a singer and a multifaceted fitness celebrity.  Her most sincere passion is to inspire […]

Iron Diaries: Jimmy Juge Blasts Arms at Gold’s Venice

Our Iron Diaries series, presented by House of Pain, continues with another visit to Gold’s Gym Venice Beach. Veteran bodybuilder Jimmy Juge, with several titles to his credit including Mr. California, trains arms and DigitalMuscle.com was there to capture all the sleeve splitting action – hosted by Dave Bourlet. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

Fit Recipe: Protein Mac & Cheese

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha I’m glad so many of you enjoyed the Apple Peanut Butter Vegan Doughnut Recipe I posted here last week. I always love the feedback! My new blog here at DigitalMuscle.com is a great way for me to share some legendary recipes.  This week I’m gonna switch things up a bit. […]

Exercise and Avoid Knee Surgery

By: Matt Weik Anyone who has had a meniscal tear requiring surgery knows they never want to go through that again!!! And now they might not have to. Researchers are saying that supervised exercise therapy might be as effective as having surgery for middle aged individuals.  This might be a relief to many of you […]

Industry Buzz: New Online Editor at MD

By Dan Solomon, Publisher Since its arrival in 1964, Muscular Development has been a leading title in the competitive world of bodybuilding media.  Acquired by Steve Blechman in 2001, the magazine has undergone several changes, ranging from editorial presentation to staff personnel.  In his latest move, Blechman has named David Baye as MD’s new online […]

When Life Gets In the Way…

By Max Plasencia, Lifestyle Editor Let me begin my first blog by saying how humbled I am to join the Digital Muscle community.  And a sincere thanks to Dan and the team for building something that I really wanted to be a part of.  I’ve worked with countless men and women, and we all share […]

Overtraining: How to Recognize It and Overcome It

By Lindsay Kent Anyone who trains for a sport or works out intensely can become overtrained. Athletes in particular are susceptible due to their great motivation and the demands of coaches and trainers. How do you know when you are overtrained, and what can you—and your coach—do to keep it at bay? It starts with […]

The TEF Factor: Maximizing Metabolism & Energy

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog Getting clients to make important shifts in their nutritional habits and understand the impact it will have on their goals is often a trainer’s biggest challenge. One key change that seems to terrify our clients, especially women, is the notion of eating more to lose weight. Somewhere along the […]

My Love Affair with the Barbell

By Scott Iardella The barbell had me at “hello.” I have to admit that when I started training over 30 years ago, it was the “barbell bug” that bit me from the very beginning.  But the harsh reality was that I had no idea how to really use this powerful tool.  The benefits are significant […]

Mind, Body and Soul: Pilates with Rosie the Rascal!

In the latest episode of her MIND, BODY & SOUL series, Rosie “Rascal” Harte is joined by Alison Farrell for a special Pilates class aimed at helping with posture and an array of transformational goals. Produced for DigitalMuscle.com by Giles Thomas. Quite possibly one of the fitness industry’s most uniquely diverse personalities, Rosie “Rascal” Harte is […]

Hidetada Yamagishi Visits Muscle Beach TV

On a new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV, Japanese bodybuilding legend Hidetada Yamagishi reveals why he’s chosen to sit out the 2017 Mr. Olympia during this rare interview in Venice Beach, California. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Have You Visited the Digital Muscle […]

Fit Recipe: Protein Popcorn

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Welcome back to the BamBody kitchen!!! Today I’m gonna show you how to make a SUPER easy snack that’s high protein and, did I mention, SO FREAKING EASY!!!!! I call it PROTEIN POPCORN.  This snack idea is perfect for the kids, or yourself, and can be an at-home go to, […]

BEYOND THE MUSCLE – One on One with Jim Manion (Series Premiere)

As part of an ongoing commitment to producing engaging and original content, The DigitalMuscle.com Fitness Media Hub is pleased to announce the premiere of its newest series. BEYOND THE MUSCLE shines a spotlight on the most influential personalities from around the global fitness community. Produced and hosted by Dan Solomon, each episode features a selected guest, sharing […]

Top 8 “Equipment Free” Exercises!

By Evina Del Pizzo For thousands of years, the human race existed without fad diets and insane fitness machines, and people managed to maintain the physiques of the gods. Looking at the pictures in history books, you can see that typical human physiques have changed. Current body types are more overweight than at any previous […]

Industry Spotlight: Meet Heinz Senior

By Dan Solomon The fitness & bodybuilding community is comprised of a passionate and diverse group of men and women who have devoted their lives to staying fit, building muscle and living longer. Since my arrival in this industry I’ve always held a special appreciation for the cultural diversity within this unique sub-culture.  The language […]

Supplement Review: Colostrum-Based Bio-Gro

Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Bio-Gro, the flagship product by iSatori, has been under fire since hitting the shelves in early 2013. The controversy surrounding the colostrum-based supplement rivals that of creatine in its heyday. While I will touch on the growing celebrity of the product, this review will mainly analyze what Bio-Gro does and […]

The Power of “C” – A Vitamin Unlike Any Other!

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor Most of you have grown accustom to reading my advice and theories on hardcore bodybuilding.  So this week’s blog article may surprise some of you.  Let’s face it, there’s nothing “hardcore” about Vitamins…….but this proves that some of the most valuable supplements can be found in the “simplest” places.   […]

Maximizing Hypertrophy: The Scientific Variables – Part II

By Scott Iardella In Part I of my Maximizing Hypertrophy series, we talked about 3 of the most important training variables: volume, intensity, and exercise selection. These 3 are critically important to maximizing muscle building or the hypertrophic response.  If you implement these 3 appropriately, maximizing hypertrophy could be much easier, yet there are more considerations […]

Maximizing Hypertrophy: The Scientific Variables – Part I

By Scott Iardella The desire to increase lean muscle mass is a widely sought after physical attribute for athletes of all levels and general exercise enthusiasts.  However, in regards to understanding muscle building (hypertrophy), it’s been said that we are still in the “infancy” of truly discovering the keys to unlocking maximal response. New science […]

Kettlebells: For Size and Strength!

By Scott Iardella In this writer’s opinion, kettlebell training is revolutionary!  It’s revolutionary because it’s a very simple, bad ass training tool that offers many benefits.  After weight training for many years now, I definitely have a sense for what works and what doesn’t.  And my hope is that more people will discover how to use kettlebells […]

The Brotherhood of Bodybuilding

By Dan “The Mayor” Dillon I just returned from a trip to Montanari Brothers Gym, one of the East Coast’s great gyms, and I’m not sure if I will ever sleep again.  For my friend Rob and I, this was our first trip to the New Haven based gym, and man was it impressive!! It […]

Are you EATING a good night’s sleep?

By Max Plasencia, Lifestyle Editor If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, struggling to fall (or stay asleep) you may need to re-consider your eating habits before bedtime. Several studies have found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter and more disrupted sleep. The studies are […]

True Grit: Your Success Depends On It!!!

By Aaron Singerman People generally attribute success to intelligence. The general public thinks you must be very smart or very gifted to achieve true success, especially in the case of overwhelming success.  I disagree. I think the #1 thing someone NEEDS to become successful is GRIT. Webster’s defines Grit as, “Mental toughness and courage” and […]

Triceps Tips and More with Coach Broser at Gold’s Venice

The B-Built By Broser training series continues as Eric “Merlin” Broser is joined by bodybuilder Mark Durando to demonstrate a triceps movement that you may wanna add to hear routine, along with other insight directly from Gold’s Gym Venice Beach.  Get all the latest training insight right here at DigitalMuscle.com. Eric Broser has fast risen to elite status as […]

PBW Radio: Chris Cormier Live from Kuwait!

On a new edition of Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio hosts Eric Broser and Dave Bourlet visit with bodybuilding legend Chris Cormier LIVE from Oxygen Gym in Kuwait, one of the world’s hottest bodybuilding destinations.  Chris lets us in on who he’s working with, how he connects with them on both a physical and psychological level, […]

Supplement Review: 5% Nutrition’s “Kill It”

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Rich Piana has been the victim of internet trolls since the minute he entered the YouTube fitness community almost four years ago, but his pre-workout “Kill It,” is no joke.  Whether you know him as a bodybuilder, real estate mogul, or owner of 5% Nutrition, you know Rich as […]

4 Steps to Trimming the Fat

By Evina Del Pizzo In my last post, I talked about being lazy and how we often blame laziness when, in fact, a goal was just not a priority. How do we make it a priority? It’s easy to say that someone has “raw determination” or “mental toughness.” These slogans are great in locker rooms […]

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rourke and Bodybuilding Champ Danny Hester at Gold’s Venice!

In one of the most unique training videos you’ll ever see, Golden Globe winning actor Mickey Rourke and his champion training partner Danny Hester get in a workout at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach as Hester prepares to defend his Olympia Classic Physique title. The House of Pain Iron Diaries series is a presentation of DigitalMuscle.com and […]

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 […]

The Research Says: Walk Away From Your Desk!

By: Matt Weik It seems for years that we have generalized the health risks of living a sedentary lifestyle—but we’ve never really pinpointed exactly how many hours a day of being sedentary would be needed to induce health risks, specifically heart disease. Researchers have now released data that explains at what point people need to […]

The Vitamin Hot List: Essentials for Performance

By Gigi Amurao Supplements are a billion-dollar industry in the U.S., and many athletes believe that vitamins and other nutritional supplements are crucial to getting the results they want from all their hard work in the gym. In my opinion, though, less is more. Unless you have a specific illness, a nutritional deficiency, or hereditary […]

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HALL OF FAME: CLASS OF 2016 ANNOUNCED

By Roger Lockridge Dr. Robert Goldman and the members of the International Sports Hall of Fame have announced their selection of world champion athletes that make up the induction class of 2016.  Past inductees include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Cory Everson, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, and several other icons of their sport.  The 2016 induction […]

Pregnant & Powerful

By Chaundra Tangi I competed as an IFBB Figure Pro since its inaugural year in 2001 and I’ve been personal training since 1999. As a natural competitor my form of training has always been heavy and intense in the weight room. I was born with only one kidney, so I’ve had to work twice as […]

My New Home Here at Digital Muscle!

By Tad The Diet Coach, NPC Content Editor Hi All, Welcome to my new home here at Digital Muscle! Many of you already know me as a nutritionist and a contest prep coach for the last 27+ years, but I am also known for being Mr. Positivity!  Yes, I am a diet coach and I […]

RedCon 1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (March 2018)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Luke Lazenby, Brand Affiliate Manager  As part of a new 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 […]

Fit Recipes: Back to School Lunch Ideas

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha It’s that time again!!! The kids, and you, are off and back to school, work, and the regularly scheduled program! Personally, I feel the pressure to prepare a gourmet, healthy lunch for the kids that will impress not only the other kids, but the teachers as well! Running your […]

Supplement Review: Machine Whey

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Looking at my slate of supplement reviews, it’s no secret that I spend a good deal of time browsing the various bodybuilding forums and YouTube fitness channels. This review will add to that list. Machine Whey is the crown jewel of MTS Nutrition, the supplement company owned by YouTube […]

Supplement Review: Hydroxycut Hardcore

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor January.  It’s one of my least favorite months of the year.  Cold, windy, and thanks to daylight savings, it’s dark.  Above all, January is the month of repentance for all of my binging throughout the holidays!  It’s usually sometime during the first week of this melancholy month that I, […]

Sheena Martin Trains at Gold’s Venice (Iron Diaries)

Our Iron Diaries series, presented by House of Pain and brought to you by RedCon1,  brings you a workout with IFBB Professional star Sheena Martin as she prepares for the upcoming Arnold Classic. Recorded at the world famous Gold’s Gym Venice Beach. Hosted by Dave Bourlet. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

Arnold Memories: From a Hardcore Fan!

By Dan “The Mayor” Dillon With the kickoff of a new IFBB pro bodybuilding season, it’s hard to believe that my love of bodybuilding has now lasted for more than 30 years!  The arrival of a new season always makes me reflect back on all the great times bodybuilding has given me and the anticipation […]

The First Time I Met a Pro Bodybuilder…

By Dan “The Mayor” Dillon Back in 1995 I attended the Night Of Champions, one of New York City’s legendary bodybuilding events of that era.  I had never met a pro bodybuilder before.  I was excited to see what these guys were like in person. Me and my boy Rob went up to Shawn Ray’s […]

Sergio Oliva Jr Trains Chest with Coach Broser

The B-Built By Broser training series presents a new training session as Eric “Merlin” Broser is joined once again by superstar bodybuilder Sergio Oliva Jr for a Chest workout at Gold’s Gym (Venice Beach) using Coach Broser’s SPEC Training System.  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at DigitalMuscle.com (filmed by Dave Bourlet). Eric […]

Make This the Year You Finally Go….

By Roger Lockridge If you’re into fitness and you’ve never been to the Arnold Sports Festival, it’s time you made the trip. Everything you’ve ever seen or read online or in print comes to life right in front of your eyes. That may sound like hyperbole, but I still remember my first trip to Columbus […]

Iron Diaries: Silvio Samuel is Back!

Our Iron Diaries series, presented by House of Pain, continues with another visit to Gold’s Gym Venice Beach.  After a turn in life forced him away from competitive bodybuilding, Silvio Samuel is on the comeback trail. DigitalMuscle.com spent an afternoon with Silvio for a shoulder workout with super trainer Charles Glass and an interview with […]

Dallas McCarver’s Final Interview

By Dan Solomon Publisher In the early hours of August 22nd, Dallas McCarver’s life came to an unexpected end.  At just 26 years old, this young man had already earned a reputation as one of his sport’s hardest workers, a gentlemen in every sense of the word. Known for his humility and a unique brand of southern charm, the news […]

Olympia Update: Danny Hester Signs Competitor Contract (Video)

Defending Olympia Classic Physique champ Danny Hester makes his title defense official when he signs his competitor’s contract with the help of his friend, Hollywood film legend Mickey Rourke.  Exclusive DigitalMuscle.com video shot at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach.  For more info on the 2017 Olympia Weekend, including tickets, visit www.MrOlympia.com.

L.A.’s Parade of Built Bodies Flexes On…

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Speaking of memorable venues and good times… Last time I was waxing poetic about the Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium, the scene of so many Los Angeles bodybuilding, fitness, figure, and physique competitions. Since then, the local shows have taken me to fancier seats and settings, one of which actually […]

Chris Cormier Discusses Oxygen Gym Success on Muscle Beach TV

One of the most popular bodybuilders of his era, Chris Cormier’s post competition career has led him to Kuwait where he has emerged as one of Oxygen Gym’s most sought after trainers.  On this new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV, Cormier discusses why so many top athletes are travelling to Kuwait to take their physiques to […]

The Return of an Old Friend: Flex Wheeler is Back!

By Chad Nicholls I’ve been getting a tremendous amount of questions about Flex Wheeler’s comeback and his transition to the Classic Physique category, so I just wanted to address this. First, I’m honored that Flex trusts me enough to help him in his preparation for the 2017 Mr. Olympia Classic Physique. Back in 1998, when we first […]

Fit Recipe: Apple Peanut Butter Vegan Doughnuts

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Welcome to my new blog here at DigitalMuscle.com. When our publisher Dan Solomon suggested I start things off with one of my favorite high protein treats, I knew exactly where to begin!  Who doesn’t want to have a delicious donut every once in a while… or every day? If you’ve […]

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 […]