Respect for “The Blond Bomber” Dave Draper
By Shawn Ray The legendary, Dave Draper passed away November 30, 2021 however his legacy and memories remain with all who knew him as more than just an iconic figure from the 60’s Muscle Beach scenes in movies and magazines. Dave, a Santa Cruz, California native was one of those athletes we see once in […]
Arnold Classic: The Ladies Were the Talk of Columbus
By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Congratulations to Ryall Graber, who surprised everyone with an upset victory at the Fitness International on March 1, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. It was the biggest win of her 10-year pro career as Graber nailed her routine with a perfect score and leaped over reigning champ—and 2018 Olympia champ—Whitney Jones […]
Headed Back to Columbus!
Digital Muscle Flashback: In recent years, Digital Muscle has had some great moments in Columbus with Arnold and his friends. Here’s a look back at a few of our favorites as the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival kicks off this weekend. Check back soon as we create some new memories at one of the year’s biggest […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
PBW Bodybuilding Radio (3-8-16) Remembering Columbus
The PBW radio crew examines the storylines from one of the biggest events of the year. The Arnold Classic Report hosted by Chad Nicholls and Ben Pakulski. Visit the show online at DigitalMuscle.com PBW Show PublisherThe Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio Show, bodybuilding’s radio voice, is presented by DigitalMuscle.com. Created in 2005 by Dan Solomon, the […]
PBW Bodybuilding Radio (2-29-16) Arnold Classic Preview
Hosts Ben Pakulski and Chad Nicholls get you ready for the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus. Visit the show online at DigitalMuscle.com PBW Show PublisherThe Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio Show, bodybuilding’s radio voice, is presented by DigitalMuscle.com. Created in 2005 by Dan Solomon, the show is bodybuilding’s longest running multimedia production. Listen to the broadcasts […]
Arnold’s Next Stop: South Africa!
After enjoying monumental success earlier this year in Columbus, Sydney and Rio, the Arnold Classic will head to Johannesburg the weekend of May 27 – 29 for the inaugural Arnold Classic South Africa. As the region prepares for Arnold’s arrival, Jim Lorimer, Bob Lorimer, Wayne Price and their entire team are busy putting the final […]
Arnold Classic Australia Highlight Video
DigitalMuscle.com was proud to serve as the exclusive streaming webcast provider of last month’s Arnold Classic Australia. A special thanks to promoter Tony Doherty and our amazing partners in Melbourne for providing this highlight video. Check back often as we continue to provide coverage of these incredible multi-sport events, now held on six continents! Digital Muscle News […]
Kai vs Cedric: How Close Was It?
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Digital Muscle: The 100 Day Report
By Dan Solomon, Publisher (April 7, 2016) Fitness experts love to preach the virtues of patience. They’ll remind us that sculpting a physique is a slow and steady process. A journey. When we launched Digital Muscle, 100 days ago, the mindset was the same: Slow and steady. Brick by brick. One day at a time. As it […]
Arnold Pole Fitness Championships – Watch Now!!
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In Melbourne with Arnold and Tony Doherty
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Historic Day for Wheelchair Bodybuilding!
It was undeniably the most inspiring and emotional hour of the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival. Co-promoted by Nick Scott, the inaugural Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilding Championship was a showcase for some of the most remarkable and dedicated athletes in the world. DigitalMuscle.com is proud to share this exclusive presentation of an event that proved to be the talk […]
Breaking News: Arnold Australia Webcast Comes to Digital Muscle!
After a successful webcast presentation of last week’s Arnold Classic in Columbus, DigitalMuscle.com is pleased to announce that this weekend’s Arnold Classic Australia will be available as part of an exclusive LIVE streaming event on the Digital Muscle fitness media hub. Co-promoter Tony Doherty explains, “Our number one priority is to make sure that fans […]
Arnold in Australia with Digital Muscle!
For the second time in two weeks, Arnold Schwarzenegger visited with DigitalMuscle.com. This time around, the interview took place in Melbourne Australia moments after the 2016 Arnold Classic Australia. Event co-promoter (and host) Tony Doherty conducted the interview, a spirited conversation about Arnold’s crusade and his feelings about the city of Melbourne. Also See: Arnold […]
I Competed in Columbus!!!
I’ve attended the Arnold Sports Festival every year since 2010. I’ve been there as a fan, as a member of the media, and in other roles as well. The one thing I had never done in Columbus was participate as one of the 20,000 athletes, competing in any of the 50 plus events. That changed […]
The Columbus Bodybuilding Report
What a difference a few short years make! Cedric McMillan got no respect from the judging panel at the 2013 Arnold Classic, relegated to sixth behind a host of structurally inferior athletes. Despite his incredible mass, shape, height and proportions, McMillan was severely punished, reportedly for such minor indiscretions as “not enough oil” and “tan […]
Arnold Interviews with Digital Muscle!!
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Doing it our Own Way!!!
By Dan Solomon The bodybuilding media sub-culture is among the more quirky corners of the fitness industry. It’s where I’ve made my living for the better part of two decades. Along the way we’ve been asked to play by an unusual set of archaic, antiquated rules. Many of them, the unwritten ones, have caused us […]
Backstage at the Arnold (Digital Muscle Has its Privileges)
I finally got backstage at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Men’s World Pro Bodybuilding Championship, which was the original name of the legendary competition held annually in Columbus, Ohio, along with a growing slate of physique contests and a slew of competitions, too numerous to mention and too wide to imagine. Art at the Arnold—you can’t […]
1993 Flex Wheeler – The Best Arnold Champ Ever?
As we rapidly approach the 28th edition of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, it’s interesting to ponder the million-dollar question: Who was the best Arnold Classic winner? Comparing champion bodybuilders from different generations always brings an onslaught of heated opinions and passionate debates, especially when it involves a contest history as rich as that of the […]
2016 Arnold Classic Predictions: Will Kai Nail Number Three?
As the 2016 Arnold Classic rapidly approaches, the bodybuilding world is wondering if Kai Greene will win his third Arnold title or if there’s an upset in the works. Here’s some predictions to get Columbus week started as we prepare for one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. 6th place: Maxx Charles—Ultra wide […]
Arnold Notebook: Early Look at New Events!
By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor I know, I know. 2016 is barely over, and I’m already thinking about next March, but last week’s email brought a press release about the big, fabulous Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio—and how much bigger and more fabulous it will be in 2017—and the excitement started to build. Full […]