DigitalMuscle.com Named Exclusive Webcast Home of the 2016 Arnold Classic!

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DigitalMuscle.com Named Exclusive Webcast Home of the 2016 Arnold Classic! COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of an evolving fitness & bodybuilding media category, DigitalMuscle.com has been named the exclusive webcast provider of the 2016 Arnold Classic on March 4-5.  Widely regarded as one of the year’s biggest online attractions, theFREE Webcast […]

Industry Spotlight: Matt Meinrod

By Dan Solomon, Publisher From Hollywood to the NFL, they’ve migrated to the fitness industry, a place ripe with opportunity.  The fitness & bodybuilding world seems to appeal to all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of celebrity. The focus of this week’s Industry Spotlight was one the most coveted high school football recruits in […]

New Editors Announced: A Digital Muscle Growth Report

By: Dan Solomon, Publisher When I began working on Digital Muscle, I had no expectations.  There was no plan in place.  I sort of just started building, one brick at a time – pulling together a variety of resources.  I made a few phone calls, called in a few favors, and took a good look […]

Batman Was Natural

By John Hansen, Natural Bodybuilding Editor Hey guys. a heartfelt welcome to my NEW blog here on Digital Muscle.  Honored to be a part of this new and rapidly growing media site. Dan and I have known each other for a long time and I’m comfortable to say that we share many of the same […]

Ask the Doc – February Episode: Q & A on Hormone Therapy (Video Series)

Dr. Rand McClain, one of the world’s renowned experts in Hormone Replacement Therapies, is back with a new episode of his popular “Ask the Doc” series – now on DigitalMuscle.com. On this February 2018 edition of the show, Dr Rand responds to a first time user who asks if he should worry about Post cycle therapy […]

NFL Play 60 Program: Getting Kids Fit

By:  Matt Weik IML Research Blog If you’re a sports fan, I’m sure you’ve heard of the NFL PLAY 60 Program.  This program was designed to help our youth get and stay active.  The National Football League Foundation has put a lot of time, money, and effort into this program over the past ten years.  […]

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 […]

Sign A Contract… It’s More Than Just a “Goal”

By Roger Lockridge Have you resolved that THIS is the year that you’ll do something incredible?  If so, that’s great. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions are forgotten by February 1st and some a whole lot sooner than that. Would you like to make this the year those goals reach the finish line? Here’s something I […]

Fit Recipe: High Protein Frozen Yogurt Treats

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Hey ya’ll and welcome back to the Antorcha kitchen at DigitalMuscle.com!! I don’t know about where you live, but it is so freaking hot here in South Florida!!!!! I mean, just walking from the front door to the car you end up in a bowl of sweat! Today I […]

Iron Diaries: Chest Day at Gold’s Venice with The Stanimal

Our Iron Diaries series, presented by House of Pain, continues with a visit to Gold’s Gym Venice Beach for a chest workout with bodybuilder Stan “The Stanimal” DeLongeaux.  DigitalMuscle.com senior producer Dave Bourlet was their to capture all the pec pumping intensity. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

Don’t Let A Diet Ruin The Holidays!

By Chad Nicholls During this time of year, there is never a shortage of self-glorified diet gurus and experts out there giving you advice on how to “survive” the holidays without ruining your diet and your physique.  Truth be told, if you’ve done everything RIGHT up to this point, enjoying a holiday feast is NOT […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk Supplements!!

Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Welcome to Supps with Samansky, Digital Muscle’s weekly supplement review series! Before I begin breaking down products, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself beyond what my short biography reads above.  You’ll be hearing a lot from me in the future, so we might as well get to […]

Stay in the Game….after 40!!!

By Chaundra Tangi For an old-school bodybuilder like me, it was a bit challenging to accept that my 41-year old body isn’t quite the same as my 25-year old body. When I began to seriously lift weights over 19 years ago, I had the mindset of a “smaller” athlete, one who had to lift heavy […]

Fit Recipe: Vegan Cheese Dip

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha Welcome back to the Bambody Kitchen here at DigitalMuscle.com!!  Today we’re making an antioxidant packed, vitamin rich, cheese dip that is not only delicious but also VEGAN! The main ingredient we’re using… cashews!  Cashews are loaded with essential minerals such as copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.  […]

Fit Destination: Lake Garda, Italy

By Paul and Magda Wilk Hi Guys! Welcome to another fitness road trip blog. As you know, we love to travel!!! Especially to fitness oriented destinations. Today we want to tell you about this amazing place we visited in Italy called Lake Garda. Located in the northern part, it’s Italy’s largest lake and it’s known for […]

PBW Radio: Training Mistakes and Hormone Therapy with Dr. Rand

On a new edition of Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio hosts Eric Broser and Dave Bourlet are answering your training question and they’ve got L.A. hormone therapy guru Dr. Rand.  This week’s episode is brought to you by Ironmag Labs and by House of Pain Apparel. Use the player above to listen now or access show with this download […]

Cancer Drugs to Fight Obesity?

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while, when researchers are investigating one piece of data, they come to discover something else that could be groundbreaking. When researchers at a Mayo Clinic were running cancer studies on mice, they discovered that the drugs used in the study […]

Nutrition Store is Now Open – 7,000 Products, Big Discounts!

DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s media hub, has completed its latest round of expansion, highlighted by the opening of the DigitalMuscle.com Nutrition Store, featuring an estimated 7,000 products and nearly 300 of the supplement industry’s top brands at great prices! DigitalMuscle.com founder and publisher Dan Solomon explains, “It’s been a mighty productive year. The launch of the nutrition […]

Beauty Series Part 2: Laser Technology

By Nancy Noreman If we are lucky and blessed, it happens. We age. We look in the mirror, and the reflection is older. It is a bit saggy, and, yes, we need to squint to see it. Maybe that is a small blessing—we cannot see the minor imperfections. We pull the mirror closer and examine […]

Iron Diaries: 360lb Morgan Aste Trains Back & Bi’s at The Mecca!

Bodybuilder Morgan Aste, one of the largest, most muscular men in the world heads to Gold’s Gym, Venice Beach, for a workout and DigitalMuscle.com was there to capture it for a new edition of our House of Pain Iron Diaries series with Dave Bourlet.   Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

Jose Raymond and Jacob Wilson on Muscle Beach TV (Plus: Bonus Video)

On the latest edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV Series, one of the bodybuilding world’s new pros Jacob Wilson is joined by veteran superstar Jose Raymond for an inside look into a week that started in Vegas and ended in Tampa. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Bonus […]

Dan Solomon is Talkin’ Olympia on Muscle Beach TV

On a new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV Series, bodybuilding insider Dan Solomon is in the hot seat discussing the upcoming Mr. Olympia contest, hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Have You Visited the Digital Muscle Video Vault?

A Caffeine Study Gone Wrong!

By: Matt Weik When researchers begin a study or trial, generally every piece of the study has been laid out and double checked to ensure the safety of the participants and subjects. However, Northumbria University just got slammed with a hefty fine for completely botching their calculations on their caffeine study. Here in America, we […]

Straight Talk for the New Year!

By Roger Lockridge How often have you logged on to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, seen the images or videos of some jacked dude or a hottie looking amazing, and thought to yourself “What I would give to look like that”? Perhaps you’ve aspired to make it onto a competitive stage, or to try your […]

Don’t Let a Diet Ruin the Holidays!!!

By Chad Nicholls During this time of year, there is never a shortage of self-glorified diet gurus and experts out there giving you advice on how to “survive” the holidays without ruining your diet and your physique.  Truth be told, if you’ve done everything RIGHT up to this point, enjoying a holiday feast is NOT […]

When The Mayhem Begun

Chad Nicholls

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor Back in 2001, as the millennium ushered in an assortment of new technologies, I decided to leap into the world of internet forums with a site called Muscle Mayhem.  I had a distinct vision.  I wanted to make the Mayhem site different from other forums – a welcoming place for […]

The Fitness Field: An Insider’s Keys to Success in 2016

By Rob Ziruolo, Site Manager A new year is upon us, and once again it’s time to engage in the annual self-reflection that most of us embark upon this time of year.  Looking back, was it a good year?  Is your 2016 starting point a stronger position than where you stood a year ago?  Did […]

Cardio for Muscle Contraction?

By Ben Pakulski Most people jump onto a cardio machine with the desired end result of ‘getting their heart rate up’, or maybe to ‘get their body temperature up to burn some calories’.  Sound familiar? Of course it does. Basically, we’re all looking for the most effective and efficient way to shed a few pounds […]

A New Adventure

By Dan Solomon, Publisher My First Blog Entry:   The 1998 Mr. Olympia – the night an underdog police officer from Texas shocked the world……a triumph that changed the course of Ronnie Coleman’s life.  — For bodybuilding fans, it was the start of a dynasty.  For me, it was the beginning of a career. Hours […]

Sergio Oliva Jr Trains Back with Coach Broser!

The B-Built By Broser training series presents a special training session as Eric “Merlin” Broser is joined by superstar bodybuilder Sergio Oliva Jr for a back workout at Gold’s Gym (Venice Beach) using Coach Broser’s FTX2 Training System in preparation for this summer’s Chicago Pro event.  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here […]

Beauty Series Part 1: Hair Extensions

By Nancy Noreman Things that make you go hmmm…and question your sanity just a little. We have all witnessed it and then rubbed our eyes, questioning if we were correct. Wasn’t her hair short yesterday? I would swear that it was. In this case, it’s likely your memory is just fine, and the new ’do […]

Lionel Brown Visits Muscle Beach TV

Veteran bodybuilder Lionel Brown has his sights set on a new chapter in his professional bodybuilding career.  On a new edition of DigitialMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV Series, Brown and his new trainer/coach Eric Broser provide an update on their game plan to conquer the Ferrigno Pro event later this year.  Hosted by Dave Bourlet and […]

Are You Ready to Commit? (Take the Quiz)

By Gigi Amurao The year is still young, and I’m sure many of you are still on the fence about starting a diet or actually getting started on that new lifestyle you have always wanted. You will often hear people say, “Get started NOW,” but they don’t take into consideration what else may be going […]

Fit Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Dip

From the Kitchen of By Robyn Maher The holidays are here, and we are knee-deep in pumpkin spice season! Pumpkin is loaded with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, magnesium, and iron. There are endless ways to incorporate this versatile type of squash into holiday dishes, but some options are better for you than others. This unique […]

Guru School: My Day with Dave Palumbo

By Matt Samansky My initial attempts at breaking into the bodybuilding and fitness industry were met mostly with confusion from family and friends. “What was my goal?” they would ask. “Are you trying to become a professional bodybuilder?”  “How do you expect to become successful by lifting weights?”.  I suppose I can’t blame them for their […]

Home Cooking: Not Always Best for Babies?

By: Matt Weik The debate regarding baby food and which options are best has been an ongoing discussion for years. Parents who prepare their own food for their baby’s find they save a ton of money.  They are able to make things in bulk and freeze much of it to save for a later date.  […]

New Book: The Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible

Commentary by Dan Solomon There was a time, not long ago, when hormone therapy was a discrete topic, whispered about among the various alternatives to so-called conventional medicine.  Needless to say, a lot has changed in recent years.  Responsible management of hormone levels in men and women has become a gateway to a healthy, balanced […]

House of Pain: The Return of a Legendary Brand

DigitalMuscle.com caught up with Joe Corbett, CEO of House of Pain Apparel, to discuss his ambitious plan to bring back one of the bodybuilding world’s most legendary apparel brands.  Hosted by Dave Bourlet.

2017 Ben Weider Award Presentation

By Dan Solomon Publisher On Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, I had the great privilege of presenting the prestigious “Ben Weider Lifetime Achievement Award” to Robin Chang, the talented & dedicated promoter of Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend.  We were also honored to have NPC and IFBB Pro League President Jim Manion on hand […]

Understanding Periodization – The Training Blueprint

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog While most people think of their workout plan in terms of how it will look daily or even weekly, many fail to consider the bigger picture, meaning how the program’s structure will affect their results over a longer period, such as several months or a year. Periodization is a […]

The Tijuana Affair: From the New Book by John Hansen

Editor’s Note: This article by John Hansen is from his new book, “Bodybuilding Heroes and Legends”.  John serves as Digital Muscle’s Natural Bodybuilding Editor and is one of the bodybuilding world’s true storytellers.  Please join us in congratulating John on his new book.  We hope you enjoy this excerpt, a classic story of time Sergio Oliva […]

In Praise of the Pole: Nancy Noreman Loves Pole Fitness!

By Nancy Noreman Walking into my high school reunion after so many decades, I was bombarded with the big question: “Hey, Nance. What have you been doing?” My reply, “I’m a pole-dancing judge.”  “No, c’mon, seriously.…” All too often people pass judgment on things they know very little about, despite the old saying, ”Don’t judge […]

Do Beards Contain “Healthy” Bacteria?

By: Matt Weik Beards are in style these days and it seems people young and old are into the trend—some old guys probably haven’t even got a clue that they are “hip” now. Has anyone ever wondered if there are health benefits associated with beards?  Believe it or not, a new study might actually make […]

Avoiding The Post-Diet Rebound

By Nicole Cress The Beauty Blog My first competition was in March 2004, in the figure division. I was a personal trainer at the time; however, I didn’t have a coach or any real knowledge of what competition prep entailed. I did an Internet search and took advice from bodybuilders at my gym. I found […]

The Remarkable “D4” Dan Eslinger – Winner of the Purple Heart!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Dan Eslinger’s life makes for a hell of a story, and the most striking thing is the way he marches forward – ducks, rolls, and pushes forward again, kind of like a human tank! The 6’3” Army combat vet and Purple Heart recipient served with the legendary 101st Airborne before […]

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (Feb 2018)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Dallas Diaz, Shipping Associate  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 company’s […]

Technology Update: Fitness Apps to Keep You on Track

By: Matt Weik The Apple iWatch has been around for quite a while now and has several versions to choose from. Regardless of the version, there are some great apps out there that can help you with your health and fitness goals.  This article will showcase some of the top health and fitness apps for […]

Fit Tips: Walk Before You Run!

By: Matt Weik For those just starting their fitness journey, it’s going to be just that—a journey. Your path isn’t going to be a straight line, in fact, it’ll be like putting a crayon in the hands of a 2-year-old and asking them to draw a line from one side of the paper to the […]

Hunger and Hormones: Mastering Your Body’s Cues

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog While often it seems that the body’s hunger and satiety cues set off a totally emotional experience, rearing their uncooperative heads when you are trying to lose weight or gain lean muscle, we have learned in recent years that they are actually part of the body’s physiological processes. That […]

Supplement Review: Ultra Male Rx

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor I recently reviewed IronMag Labs’ leading muscle building supplement Super DMZ 5.0. Much like other steroidal compounds, Super DMZ supplementation may cause suppression, or failure to naturally achieve adequate testosterone production. Super DMZ is so strong that it requires post-cycle therapy to combat any possible chance of suppression. Enter […]

Fit Recipe: Heart Healthy Potato Skins

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha Have you ever gone out to a restaurant and saw potato skins on the appetizer menu? You think to yourself, “I really want to just throw in the towel on this whole healthy eating thing and shove my face into a plate of cheesy delicious greasy happiness!” Ok, maybe […]

New Research: Children’s Bedtimes and Obesity

By: Matt Weik If you follow my work, you know that I’m a huge advocate for getting kids active and learning how to make healthy decisions with their life. This instills healthy habits early in life which can carry over into adulthood. It’s much easier to form healthy habits early in a child’s life than […]

Fit Recipe: High Protein Corn Bread

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher This cornbread variation is the perfect accompaniment to the recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Chili that I posted last week, but it will go well with any seasonal soup or holiday menu. It’s also wheat-gluten free, if that’s a concern.  Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup high-protein baking […]

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 […]

Coach Broser Reveals New SPEC Training System!

The B-Built By Broser training series presents a special 2 part episode as Eric “Merlin” Broser announces his new S.P.E.C. training protocol.  Discover the training program that has all of Venice Beach talking!  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at DigitalMuscle.com. Part 1 Part 2 Eric Broser has fast risen to elite […]

Iron Diaries: Regan Grimes Blasts Arms at Gold’s Venice

With his professional debut only days away, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Regan Grimes and his Trainer Chris Lewis blast arms for DigitalMuscle.com’s Dave Bourlet at Gold’s Venice.  This episode of Iron Diaries is presented by House of Pain Apparel. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

Flex Wheeler Discusses Improbable Comeback on Muscle Beach TV

Legendary bodybuilding champion Flex Wheeler has not competed in 14 years.  His recent comeback announcement is the year’s biggest bodybuilding story, fueling plenty of debate, some concern, and a whole lot of excitement.  In this exclusive Muscle Beach TV interview on DigitalMuscle.com, Wheeler opens up on several topics, including his health, his motivations, and the chance to return to the Olympia […]

Ectomorphs: Growing Lower Body Curves

By Evina Del Pizzo 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 […]

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 […]

B Built By Broser (Episode 6) at DigitalMuscle.com

The B-Built By Broser training series features Venice Beach super-trainer Eric “Merlin” Broser.  On this episode Coach Broser teaches a new way to improve the biceps’ brachialis. He also address one of the most frequently asked questions, “Which kind of diet is best?”.  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at […]

Fit Recipe: High Protein Brownie Blizzard!

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha I don’t know about ya’ll, but here in Florida it is HOT!!! The summer heat is intense and what a better way to cool off then a delicious, cool, satisfying brownie blizzard.  “But wait Stefanie, what about my abs???”  I hear ya, but don’t worry. Just like all of […]

Arnold Classic: Cedric Wins in Columbus!

After settling for a runner-up spot a year ago, Cedric McMillan captured one of the bodybuilding world’s most coveted titles by winning the 2017 Arnold Classic.   Showcasing an impressive combination of size, symmetry and conditioning, McMillan pocketed a $130,000 winner’s check.  While most of the top ranked bodybuilders chose to forego the event, McMillan and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stan “Stanimal” DeLongeaux on Muscle Beach TV

The Muscle Beach TV series continues with a visit from rising bodybuilding star Stan “Stanimal” DeLongeaux.  Meet one of Venice Beach’s most humble and ambitious personalities as he discusses his journey with Dave Bourlet – Brought to you by RedCon1, the Highest Sate of Readiness! Stan “Stanimal” DeLongeaux on Muscle Beach TV

Talkin’ Training on PBW Radio!

On a new edition of Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio the focus shifts to training!  Hosts Dave Bourlet and Eric Broser are answering your questions on a variety of topics. Also this week, Neuromuscular Therapist Steve Murphey joins the discussion.  This week’s episode is brought to you by Ironmag Labs and by House of Pain Apparel. Use the player […]

Olympia Legend Samir Bannout (Part 2)

Part 2:  On this edition of the Training with the Legends Series on DigitalMuscle.com, Samir Bannout continues his discussion with Dave Bourlet at SixPax Gym in Culver City, California.  This time the focus shifts to training!  Part 2 of 3 – brought to you by House of Pain Ironwear! Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

Iron Diaries: Upper Body Tune-Up at Gold’s Venice

With the biggest contest of his life only a few days away, Super-Heavyweight bodybuilder Douglas Fruchey visits with DigitalMuscle.com’s Dave Bourlet for a final tune-up at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach as he prepares for the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships.  This episode of Iron Diaries is presented by House of Pain Apparel. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault […]

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 an […]

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 […]

Pomegranate Juice: Something You KNEEd?

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 […]

Fit Recipe: Stuffed Cereal French Toast

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha Who else is a believer that breakfast is life? I sure am; breakfast ALL day every day! If you’re part of the #breakfastlover movement, this is a recipe you don’t want to miss!  Today we are making Stuffed Cereal French Toast!  The best part is you can adjust the […]

11 Reasons Why Being Fit Sometimes Sucks!

By: Matt Weik IML Blog Ok, being fit doesn’t really suck. But, there are some instances where it can cause a bit of frustration.  This article is meant to be fun — showcasing some of those unexpected headaches that being fit can cause.  If you’re among the seriously fit, I’m hoping you chuckle reading it….the […]

Portion Control and Serving Sizes: How Much Should You Eat?

By Gigi Amurao Over the past decade or so, portion sizes have tripled in the U.S., a key factor in the devastating increase in obesity among children and adults. Supersized portions at fast-food restaurants have distorted what Americans consider a normal meal, and that affects how we eat at home. Larger portions mean more calories, […]

Arnold Classic: Friday Night Results

It was an exciting Friday in Columbus as the fitness industry gathered for the annual Arnold Sports Festival, the multi-sport event that merges more than 70 different sports and 18,000 athletes, while welcoming more than 200,000 fans. At the center of the weekend is the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championships and a host of other IFBB […]

You 2.0 (A New Version of Yourself)

By: Matt Weik We’ve all found ourselves wondering how we can take the next step in our careers or even with our physiques. We’ve gotten comfortable at times with how things are and we simply continue down that path rather than ditching the security blanket and stepping outside our cozy comfort zone.  When you want […]

Stop Making Excuses!

By Evina Del Pizzo Are you always running late? Do you lack motivation to go to the gym? Are you tired of having no time for things you love or even for yourself? Is it difficult for you to make a commitment and keep it? If those questions ring a bell or two, here’s another: Do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

B-Built By Broser (Episode 5) at DigitalMuscle.com

The B-Built By Broser training series features Venice Beach super-trainer Eric “Merlin” Broser.  On this new episode Coach Broser provides some variations for side lateral raises, shares the best time to put on lean muscle, and answers more of your questions!  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at DigitalMuscle.com. Eric […]

Iron Diaries: Shoulder Training at Gold’s Venice

As the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships approach, Toto Djung & George Thibault train delts just 1 week before the event. The Iron Diaries series is a presentation of DigitalMuscle.com and brought to you by House of Pain Apparel.  Produced by Dave Bourlet at Golds Gym Venice Beach, California. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More!

PBW Radio Heads to Vegas for NPC USA’s

As the 2017 NPC USA’s approaches, PBW radio hosts Dave Bourlet and Eric Broser take to the air for a look ahead to the big event and a visit with co-promoter Tamer El Guindy.  Bodybuilding talk radio is brought to you this week by Ironmag Labs and by House of Pain Apparel. Use the player above to […]

Fit Recipe: Fat Free Protein Spinach Dip

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha It’s that time of year; summertime is here! It’s time for bathing suits, family vacations and BBQ. The good news is we can do it all AND still stay fit and healthy doing it! Today I’m going to give you a recipe for one of my SUPER popular requests! […]

Understanding Inflammation – Part 1

By Lindsay Kent BeautyFit Blog Inflammation is a common term that encompasses both acute and chronic conditions in the body. Acute inflammation occurs when the body experiences an injury or illness and then produces the hormonal response to healing, removing the intruder. For example, when you accidentally cut your skin, your body immediately produces hormones […]

A Guide to Eating at the Arnold!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor The first time I attended the Arnold Classic, back in the ’90s, it was a lot smaller but still very special. Our dining experiences not so much. The highlights included an old-style steak house near the Ohio State Capitol—red banquettes and veteran waiters in tuxes (special in its own way)—and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arnold Europe Webcast Announced!

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 DigitalMuscle.com 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask the Doc – January Episode: Q&A on Hormone Therapies (Video Series)

Dr. Rand McClain, one of the world’s renowned experts in Hormone Replacement Therapies, is back with a new episode of his popular “Ask the Doc” series – now on DigitalMuscle.com. On this January 2018 edition of the show, Dr Rand responds to a 28 year old asking about the best way to control estrogen and DHT levels during therapy. […]

Cutler on Kai: Jay Chimes In On Muscle Beach TV

In this second installment of the DigitalMuscle.com exclusive interview at his Las Vegas home, former Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champ Jay Cutler speaks openly about the controversial career choices of present day superstar Kai Greene. Muscle Beach TV is a presentation of DigitalMuscle.com. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. […]

It Started with a Handshake: Arnold Classic History 101

By John Hansen Promoters Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer are gearing up once again for their Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio for the 29th year. Starting in the Spring of 1989, Schwarzenegger and Lorimer began promoting one of the premier bodybuilding events.  After years of promoting the Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe (World Bodybuilding Championships) […]

John Hansen’s Olympia Top 15 Preview & Prediction

DigitalMuscle.com’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 […]

Fit Recipe: Lentil Barley Stew

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher  This hearty stew is low in fat and full of flavor—a great one-dish supper to warm your cold winter nights. And after you try out this recipe, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes here at my DigitalMuscle.com Fit Recipe Blog!   Lentil Barley Stew […]

Is Coffee Making You Fat?

By: Matt Weik IML Blog Coffee, the most consumed morning beverage ever. In fact, they say that around 54% of American adults need their cup of Joe every morning, regardless of the temperature outside.  Have you ever gone past a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and no one was in line?  Me neither.  I don’t even […]