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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

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!

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 […]