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 […]
Shawn Ray New Global Ambassador for Mutant Nation
By John Hansen -Shawn Ray signs with Mutant Nation- Hall of Fame Bodybuilder Shawn Ray has officially signed with Mutant Nation. In a press release on July 20th, 2021, the supplement company, CEO Jim McMahon announced their new partnership with Shawn “with the mission of sharing his wisdom, techniques, motivation and nutrition tips that […]
The Shape of Things to Come……
By Shawn Ray Every so often history has a way of repositioning itself in order to make way for a new generation of future superstars of sport! In professional bodybuilding one need look no further than the infamous “Posedowns” to see the ever changing landscape of the Past as it meets the Present. In some […]
Lee Haney “The G.O.A.T”
By Shawn Ray In 1991, the world of Professional Bodybuilding witnessed history in the making while bringing an end to what many considered the greatest Mr. Olympia Champion of all-time in the form of Lee Haney! Lee Haney was born November 11, 1959 and had aspirations to play professional football while growing up in South […]
The New King of New York, Nick Walker
By John Hansen Men’s Bodybuilding: In a dominant victory, 26 year old Nick Walker won the prestigious New York Pro Championships on May 15th, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Competing in only his second pro show, Walker battled pre-contest favorite Justin Rodriguez for first place in a heated showdown. Rodriguez, coming off a win at the […]
Who will be “King of New York 2021?
By John Hansen & Shawn Ray New York Pro History: The 2021 IFBB New York Pro will be held on May 15, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. This will be the 17th consecutive New York Pro which replaced the iconic Night of the Champions competition in 2005. Over the years, many of bodybuilding’s greatest stars have competed […]
The Business of Bodybuilding
By Shawn Ray Winning bodybuilding shows while exciting and satisfying, is only the beginning of the journey and not the end. The top bodybuilders in the world recognize the reward isn’t just a victory but creating “opportunities.” History has shown that longevity has its rewards in comparison to the glorious but short term emotions that […]
The Best of Canada- My Journey into the Fitness Hall of Fame
By Mindi O’Brien Being at the top of your game, and staying there for years, requires incredible determination, hard work, and notably, sacrifice. What are you willing to give up to get to the top – and stay there? For many, it becomes their career. Being a woman in a predominately male dominated industry, being […]
The 90’s Bodybuilder Mentality
By Shawn Ray Thirty-One years ago the world of professional bodybuilding was coming into their first ever Drug-Tested Mr. Olympia contest in the Windy City of Chicago as 6X returning champion, Lee Haney was closing in on his record tying seventh Olympia Title which he would go onto win and share with legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger […]
Uncrowned Lightweight Mr. Olympia Champions
An Opinion Piece by Bill Dobbins Founding Editor, Flex Magazine Amateur bodybuilding competition features weight divisions. And the use of weight classes is common in sports in which body size confers distinct advantages. In boxing, the difference between one class of fighters and another can be only a relatively few pounds. The same is true of weightlifting. At the elite level, the bigger weightlifters […]
2X Ms. Bikini Olympia, Angélica Teixeira “The Ultimate Fighter”
By Shawn Ray The heart of a Warrior beats in the chest of its champions just a little bit louder and just a little bit faster when suddenly the realization of it all being taken away in an instant. Ms. International & multi-Olympia Champion, Angélica experienced the worst of possibilities in her pursuit of re-claiming […]
2021- Farewell to 2020 Iron Angels!
By Shawn Ray The year 2020 was long, brutal, unforgiving and sad in many ways however, it left the bodybuilding community with thoughts and memories of athletes and influencers whom left their mark on the sport in the time they were here. While a long life is not promised to anyone of us, quality and […]
Big Ramy Wins the 2020 Mr. Olympia!!!
By Shawn Ray The 56th Joe Weider Mr. Olympia Weekend got off to an awesome start with the Press Conference that saw only a couple or a few representatives from each division so as to allow thorough answers and enough time for each category to be presented. The highlight of the Press Conference was a […]
2020 Rising Phoenix Pro Returns!
By Shawn Ray This weekend the Rising Phoenix Women’s World Championships return to the desert Sun in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Talking Stick Resort & Casino for its 6th Year! The line up this year is an amazing collection of the best build women in the world showcasing the Women’s Bodybuilding Line-up that includes the […]
Digital Muscle Media- Peter McGough
By Shawn Ray On behalf of the entire Bodybuilding Community, we’d like everyone to keep one of our sports Crown Jewels, Peter McGough in Prayer as he continues his fight against Cancer. Peter has batting for nearly 7 years now and we want to remind everyone especially during the month of October which represents Cancer […]
Digital Muscle Media- Special Mr. Olympia Announcement!
By Dan Solomon OLYMPIA WEEKEND KEEPS GETTING BETTER! Organizers Complete Plan to Host All Events Inside Planet Hollywood Resort The final phase of a major overhaul of the fitness industry’s most prestigious event has been completed. For the first time in 15 years, all the excitement of Olympia Weekend will be held inside the host hotel, thanks to the new Olympia Fan Pavilion planned at the Planet Hollywood Resort as a […]
Monday Night Muscle with 212 Contender, Keone Pearson!
By Shawn Ray 25 year old, Keone Pearson is looking to shake up the 56th Joe Weider Olympia Weekend this December 17-20th in Las Vegas, Nevada by moving into the 212lb Olympia Showdown to formally challenge the title currently held by 48 years old, Kamal ElGarni from England. This former Pro Classic Physique Artist has […]
Monday Night Muscle: 7X 212 Olympia Winner, James “Flex” Lewis Returns!
By Shawn Ray Today on Monday Night Muscle, Bob Chick sits down with the Welsh Sensation, Flex Lewis to discuss his return to the Olympia Weekend in search of making History by becoming the first 2 Division Olympia Champion ever as he moves up from 212lb Bodybuilding class where he won 7 consecutive Olympia Titles […]
Monday Night Muscle with Josh Barnett- Metroflex Gym Owner
By Shawn Ray On today’s episode of MNM, Phoenix, Arizona Metroflex Gym Owner, Josh Barnett joins Bob & I to discuss gym survival during CoVid19 and the Legal issues gym owners are facing with PPE protocols while trying to keep gym doors open for business. Josh explains the Legalities he’s faced with regarding gym closures, […]
Back to School 2020/2021
By Nancy Noreman Time to go Back To School in 2020 or Teach from Home? Advice for The P.I.C. (Person In Charge) This year so far, 2020 has given the word “NEW” a much broader definition than ever before. We are entering unprecedented times that challenge us as parents. Not only are we struggling to keep […]
Monday Night Muscle with Ms. Fitness Olympia, Whitney Jones
By Shawn Ray 2X Ms. Fitness Olympia Champion, Whitney Jones visits the Olympia Head Quarters in preparation to defend her championship title this December 17-20th at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas! Whitney shares her journey ripe which is with Trials and Tribulations from battling injuries, balancing business, motherhood and competitions at the same time she coveys […]
Monday Night Muscle Special Guest: Jake Wood
By Shawn Ray Today’s Special Guest, Jake Wood is no stranger to the bodybuilding world, he’s been in the gym since the mid 70’s working out in and around industry greats like Vince Gironda, Don Peters, Rich Gaspari and more following his years of playing football. Co-Host OG Monday Niggt Muscle, Bob Cicherillo sits down […]
Mind Set with Mindi O’Brien
By MINDI O. “Clutch”, “In The Zone”… you hear announcers make that statement across a bevy of sports, but what is that magic formula that puts the elite athlete into “The Zone”? I have always been incredibly passionate as an athlete, striving to improve day after day, competition after competition, trying to find that […]
Olympia Weekend Announces New Venue, New Date!!
by Shawn Ray This years marks a new chapter in the 56 year history of Bodybuilding’s Super Bowl Event of the year. On December 16th the Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend moves to its new home on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood, home to the Zappos Theater, where once again History will be made! […]
The Evolving Sport of Bikini
By Camen Haenggi The Sport of Bikini is evolving continuously from the arrival on scene as an amateur making an entrance in the sport all the way to the professional field of competitive athletes that compete the whole year round. Introduction to the physique of our Ms. Bikini Olympia winners have changed almost every single […]
ADAPTOGENIC: IMMUNE SUPPORT & COVID-19
By Lenda Murray 8 x Ms Olympia As you know we are in the grips of an unprecedented global health crisis that will affect each of us in a multitude of ways! With the spread of the Corona virus as well as the heightened levels of fear, anxiety and stress that are byproducts of the virus we need […]
Arnold Classic 32 in Review!
By Shawn Ray Arnold Sports Festival Winners in Review: Pro Bikini, Elisa Pecini Pro Figure, Natalia Soltero Pro Women’s Physique, Natalia Coehlo Pro Fitness, Missy Truscott Pro Men Classic Physique, Alex Cambronero Pro Wheelchair, Harold Kelly Pro Stronman, Hafthor Bjornsson Watch the All New Digital Muscle Media Report for the 2020 ASC 32 on […]
Arnold Classic Ohio News!
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Amid fears about the spreading coronavirus, spectators will not be allowed at most events at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival, the massive annual strongman and fitness expo scheduled to be held in Columbus later this week.The 22,000-plus athletes participating in this year’s festival, also known as the Arnold, will still be allowed to compete […]
Dexter Jackson Retirement Tour 2020!
By Shawn Ray The hugely successful career and the most consistent bodybuilder of all-time, Dexter Jackson is coming to a close in 2020. Dexter, the former Bantam Weight competitor, eventually would go on to earn his Pro Card by way of winning the 1998 North American Championships and enter his first of 19 Mr. Olympia […]
Arnold Classics 2020
By Shawn Ray Arnold Schwarzenegger begins the new decade of 2020 in his backyard of Santa Monica, California with some help from a few of the worlds Strongest Men at the 2nd Annual Arnold Strongman Competition Saturday, January 18th on the Santa Monica Pier! This is Star Studded event brought people together last year in […]
Digital Muscle: Bodybuilder of the Decade – Phil Heath
By Shawn Ray Since 2010 Phil Heath’s name has been synonymous with Mr. Olympia until 2019 when he finally took a year off to fully recover from back to back surgeries on his abdomen. Phil’s first Mr. Olympia attempt in 2009 landed him in 5th place, not a bad place to be considering he held […]
Female Bodybuilder of the Year!
Unless you’ve been hiding under a Rock in 2019, it would be hard not to have noticed the resurgence of Women’s Bodybuilding on the landscape of the sport! Wings of Strength and it’s CEO, Jake Wood along with his relentless Team & Staff, have single handily thrust Women‘s Bodybuilding back to the front of the line […]
Digital Muscle Media: 2019 Bodybuilder of the Year!
By Shawn Ray There’s one simple reason to chose Brandon Curry as BODYBUILDER OF THE YEAR= Winning! Simply put, Brandon has been a study of consistency when it comes to Improving over the years and Winning shows! 2008 NPC USA Championships, 1st 2011 IFBB Mr.Olympia, 8th 2012 IFBB Arnold Classic, 7th 2013 IFBB Arnold Classic […]
Digital Muscle Media: Top Stories of The Year!
By Shawn Ray 10- Where’s Phil Heath? Following 9 consecutive Mr. Olympia appearances that included a run of 7 consecutive victories tying Arnold Schwarzenegger and joining Ronnie Coleman along with Lee Haney as the only four men in the history to lay claim to the title that many times, Phil took a deliberate step off the […]
Digital Muscle Media- Open Men’s Bodybuilding Year in Review
By Shawn Ray Looking back over the year that was 2019, we saw some new faces, comebacks, global expansion and more Pro Cards than ever!Kicking off this past year we all took notice of the arrival of Brandon Curry by winning the 31st, Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio adding that victory to his other two […]
Jusup Wilkosz RIP
November 19, 2019 Digital Muscle News: Sad news reporting the passing of one of Germany’s Best Built Men, Jusup Wilkosz today. The news broke on social media platform Facebook via his sister Barbara, Arlette & Jochen & family. Jusup Wilkosz (born 1948 – deceased Nov 2019) was a German bodybuilder. He competed in weightlifting before turning to bodybuilding. In […]
Results: 2019 Japan Pro- Niagara Falls Pro
November 17, 2019- Pro Final Results Report: The IFBB Pro League featured two Pro Shows over the weekend in Niagara Falls, Canada and Shibuya, Japan. In Canada, event promoters, Mindi OBrien and Bob Cicherillo presented winners: Pro Bikini: Susana Aramayo Mens 212: Guy Cisternino Mens Classic Physique: Terrence Ruffin Congratulations to these two hardworking former […]
The Sandow – Bodybuilding’s Most Coveted Trophy 🏆
By Brian Bullman The Sandow trophy has been bodybuilding’s ultimate prize as long as I have been alive, and for some years before. We, as 21st Century bodybuilding fans, associate this coveted trophy with the Mr. Olympia contest, which has celebrated its 55th anniversary this year, but the Sandow’s history far exceeds that of the […]
Strong warning from Trainer, David Kalick to competing athletes
November 12, 2019 By David Kalick It was a bitter sweet weekend for Training Coach, David Kalick this past weekend in Long Beach, California as he endured the weekend with a sober and distant look in his eyes while bearing witness to veteran 212 Pro, David Henry win yet another 212 Pro Championship that he […]
IFBB Amateur Olympia & Japan Pro 11-15/16
By Hidetada Yamagishi November 15-16 the Asian Sensation, Hidetada Yamagishi returns to Shibuya, Japan adding to his 2nd year promotion of the Japan Pro a first ever, Olympia Qualifier and 18 Pro Cards up for grabs! Hidetada fresh off his victory in the 212 Korean Pro Championships just celebrated his 1 year Anniversary of Powerhouse […]
2019 Niagara Falls Pro/Am 11/15-16th Canada 🇨🇦
By Mindi O’Brien IFBB PRO LEAGUE- 2CHICKS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS THE NIAGARA FALLS PRO/AM Mindi O’Brien (Canada’s top fitness personality) and Bob Cicherillo (The Voice of Bodybuilding) have partnered up to bring back the Niagara Falls Pro Show! The prestigious 2 day event will be held November 15-16th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre located in the heart of […]
Where are They Now: Tom Prince
November 10, 2019 By Tom Prince In 1997, Tom Prince was crowned NPC Overall National Champion to earn his Pro Card. By 2002 following his last contest appearance at the NY Night of Champions his career would end and a battle with failing Kidneys began. Today, Tom sits down to discuss his Life after Bodybuilding […]
Legion Sports Fest- Long Beach, California
Promoter, Chris Minnes Saturday and Sunday November 9-10th the city of Long Beach comes alive! Contest promoter, Chris Minnes kicks things off on Saturday with a huge Expo and Sports Festival featuring: Pole Fitness, Max Reps to Win, Arm Wrestling, Powerlifting, Pro Seminars, Armored Combat, Kick Boxing, MMA and more!!!!! Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00 […]
The Mind and The Muscle behind Romania Muscle Fest- Alina Popa
By Shawn Ray Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s hard not to notice what just took place in Bucharest, Romania over the weekend. A Sold Out venue over two consecutive days, a full Amateur & Pro Line-up, 7 IFBB Pro League Pro Card’s handed out and a select few Mr. Olympia 2020 Qualifying […]
Where are They Now: Dennis Newman
By Shawn Ray At the close of 1980’s, Dennis “In-Human” Newman would emerge from obscurity and blast into the homes of many Americans by way of ESPN’s, American Muscle TV! Dennis won the Teenage NPC USA’s and would later add titles, Mr. California and the eventuality Mr.USA in 1994! As quickly as his star began […]
Cedric McMillan Wins Romania Muscle Fest!
Top 3 Breakdown by Shawn Ray: November 4, 2018 After struggling at the Mr. Olympia in September having received the “Special Invitation” to compete, Big Cedric has continued his quest for improvement by hitting the IFBB Pro Circuit raking up victories in both Hungary and Romania! Cedric stated immediately following his win, “Hey man, I’m […]
LIVE WEBCAST FROM ROMANIA
Digital Muscle is pleased to present a LIVE webcast of the Wings of Strength Romania Musclefest, an IFBB Professional League Olympia Qualifier. SUNDAY LIVE STREAM SATURDAY LIVE STREAM (WATCH REPLAY) FRIDAY LIVE STREAM / ATHLETE CHECK-IN EVENT (WATCH REPLAY) Digital Muscle News Wire This section of DigitalMuscle.com is reserved for updates and information related […]
Romania Muscle Fest November 1-3
Promoter, Tim Gardner NPC WORLDWIDE & IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE FINALS ROMANIA MUSCLE FEST PRO-AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 •3:30pm LOCATION: WORLD TRADE CENTER / PULLMAN HOTEL @ NEW YORK ROOM Wings Of Strength IFBB Professional League ALL-STAR Seminar featuring !!!FREE ADMISSION!!! Brandon Curry Shawn Ray Lenda Murray Alina Popa Yaxeni Oriquen Sergi Constance. FACE CONVENTION CENTER – NPC […]
2020 NPC WORLDWIDE Wellness Contests
From the NPC-IFBBPROLEAGUE October 26, 2019 AS PROMISED, WE ARE STARTING TO ROLL OUT INFORMATION ON THE INAUGURAL 2020 NPC WORLDWIDE WELLNESS CONTEST SCHEDULE! – For 2020, there will only be 4 Height Classes Maximum at NPC Worldwide Pro Qualifiers. Not every Pro Qualifier will include the Wellness Division so keep your eyes out on […]
The Return of Ms. Olympia
By Irene Andersen I wanted to post a note welcoming back the female bodybuilders and the Miss Olympia contest to the Olympia Weekend in 2020. After a five year hiatus, the very best of women’s bodybuilding will be back on the main stage in Las Vegas. This is largely due to the efforts of Wings […]
Flex Wheeler undergoes Emergency Surgery!
By Shawn Ray The Fabulous, Flex Wheeler- 3X Mr. Olympia Runner-up, 4X Arnold Classic Winner, has been battling a severe Collapsed Vein issue for quite sometime now to no avail. Speaking to him on the phone the other day he revealed to me that he’s a fighter and will deal with his present circumstances the […]
IFBB Pro League Contest Results: Pro Bodybuilding
Here are the contest winners the last two weeks in Hungary & Korea. * Winners Qualify for the 2020 Mr. Olympia Weekend in September: Hungary- Fitparade Classic October 13, 2020 * Winner: Cedric McMillan 2. Nathan DeAsha 3. Lukas Osladil Korea October 20, 2010 * Winner: Nathan DeAsha 2. Juan Morel 3. An Nguyen Winner: […]
Digital Muscle Names Shawn Ray Editor-In-Chief
Bodybuilding legend turned media standout Shawn Ray has been named Editor-In-Chief of Digital Muscle. Fresh off its exclusive webcast of the 2019 Olympia, DigitalMuscle.com has grown in recent years into a destination for those who follow the world of fitness, bodybuilding, nutrition, training, supplementation and an array of fit minded categories. “Since I retired from […]
NPC Worldwide expands fast in Brazil!
In less than two years, Brazil has become the NPC’s second largest market. The impressive implementation of shows such as the Olympia Brazil, Arnold Classic South America, Musclecontest Nacional and Musclecontest Brazil have shown to the Brazilian public that bodybuilding can be elevated to the highest level. NPC Executive Director Tamer El Guindy who is […]
Wings of Strength Romania Championship: Nov 1-3
IFBB Pro League Pro/Am Qualifier: 7 Pro Cards at Stake *Mr. Olympia 2020 Qualifier✅ Muscle Fest Pro on November 1-3 in Bucharest, Romania with All Star Seminar featuring Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry! Special Guests: Lenda Murray, Alina Popa, Shawn Ray, Sergi Constance & Yaxeni Oriquen! For Event Details: www.WOSRomaniaMuscleFest.com Digital Muscle News Wire This […]
Rising Phoenix Webcast (Watch the Replay)
DigitalMuscle.com’s exclusive FREE webcast of the Wings of Strength RISING PHOENIX, the World Championships of Women’s Bodybuilding, held in conjunction with the ARIZONA WOMEN’S PRO, an IFBB Professional League sanctioned event featuring women’s pro bikini, figure, fitness and physique competition. FINALS: (Replay) Rising Phoenix Bodybuilding World Championships Rising Phoenix Event Preview (Published 9/3/19) By Ruth Silverman Managing […]
Olympia Weekend and Wings of Strength Agree to Major Sponsorship Deal
*First Reported by Muscle & Fitness Magazine Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend continues a run of growth and momentum. The fitness industry’s showcase event has agreed to a presenting sponsorship with Wings of Strength, an Arizona based company devoted to providing opportunities for bodybuilders and physique athletes competing throughout the fitness industry. While […]
What’s New at Digital Muscle?
If you listen closely, the sound you’re hearing is our team here at Digital Muscle catching its breath after a mad sprint to the 2018 finish line! As we continued to develop our content model over the last 12 months, we spent quite a bit of time positioning Digital Muscle for an epic 2019…with an […]
Alina Popa: My Journey to the Top of My Sport
By Alina Popa #1 Female Bodybuilder in the World It’s a Monday morning and the temperature is already dropping here in Colorado, fresh air comes in through the open windows of my new car. The sun is shining in the Mile High city, not a cloud in the sky. As a truck pulls up along […]
Dan Solomon Named VP and Chief Olympia Officer at AMI
NEW YORK, October 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — American Media, Inc. (AMI), the world’s leading publisher of celebrity and active lifestyle media, today announced that Dan Solomon has been hired as vice president and Chief Olympia Officer. In this new role, Solomon will oversee the company’s Olympia brand, which includes the Mr. Olympia Contest, an international […]
Stars Gather for Red Carpet Premiere
The highly anticipated release of the movie BIGGER continues to build momentum. During a special media event held last week in Las Vegas, the red carpet was rolled out for some of the film’s all star-cast. Based on the real life story of bodybuilding & fitness pioneer Joe Weider, the movie is set to land […]
Wings of Strength Acquires Digital Muscle Media
For Immediate Release (October 2018) In a move that signals a shift in the category of bodybuilding and fitness media, WINGS OF STRENGTH has acquired DIGITAL MUSCLE MEDIA, an online media property founded by media insider Dan Solomon. The deal is part of WINGS OF STRENGTH’s strategy to expand its footprint in the global bodybuilding […]
RISING PHOENIX WEBCAST (Replay Now Available)
DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s media hub, is pleased to present this FREE webcast of the RISING PHOENIX, the World Championship of Women’s Bodybuilding, presented by Wings of Strength! Held in conjunction with the ARIZONA WOMEN’S PRO, featuring pro fitness, bikini, figure and physique competition – LIVE from the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino in Chandler, Arizona. WATCH REPLAY HERE!! Finals: […]
LIVE WEBCAST ANNOUNCED for RISING PHOENIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Media Event Announced: For the second straight year, The Rising Phoenix Women’s Bodybuilding World Championship, presented by Wings of Strength, will be aired LIVE as part of an exclusive DigitalMuscle.com streaming webcast production. Held in conjunction with the Arizona Women’s Pro, the day-long event features an all-female lineup of IFBB Professional League Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bikini, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When The Mayhem Begun
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PBW Radio Returns…Moves to Venice Beach! (Listen Now)
In a move to restore one of bodybuilding’s great traditions, Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio (PBW) resumes its production schedule, broadcasting from a new location, with new hosts and a new format. Launched in 2005 by Dan Solomon, the program, presented by DigitalMuscle.com, has logged more than 500 hours of programming, spanning 13 seasons of bodybuilding industry coverage. The […]
Dan Solomon: Video Update & Event Announcement
(Video) DigitalMuscle.com Publisher Dan Solomon provides updates and announces new event! Also See: The DigitalMuscle.com Master Archive is LOADED with articles on nutrition, training, fit recipes, research and all things fitness. Our Master Archive is sponsored by IronmagLabs! Dan Solomon, Founder Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness […]
Digital Muscle Update!
By Dan Solomon Publisher Hey Guys! Been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write something for my blog. The focus around here at DigitalMuscle.com is on expansion and we’ve had ourselves a productive few months. Our days are focused mostly on evaluating new content providers and new audiences. 2016 was a big […]
Bodybuilding Radio Returns for 13th Season!
It’s Back!!! The show that started it all returns for its 13th season covering the world of bodybuilding. Hosts Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls kick things off on PBW Radio with commentary on the muscle scene in Kuwait along with a look at the curious decline in star power at the upcoming Arnold Classic, a lineup without a single member […]
Dan Solomon: Catching Up on Emails
By Dan Solomon Publisher With everything going on these last few months, I’ve been doing a TERRIBLE job at hitting the reply button on all the emails that come in each day here at Digital Muscle. The inbox is nearly as full as a crazy schedule that has me running in a hundred directions. I guess you can say I really […]
PBW Bodybuilding Radio (4-25-16) Industry Buzzzzzz
Bodybuilding talk radio continues as Dan Solomon re-joins the conversation with hosts Chad Nicholls and Ben Pakulski for a look at the stories making headlines around the world of professional bodybuilding. PBW Radio is now hosted by DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s media hub. PBW Show Publisher The Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio Show, bodybuilding’s radio voice, […]
Video Blog: Dan Solomon on Jay Cutler
DigitalMuscle.com Founder and Publisher Dan Solomon extends a personal word of thanks to legendary bodybuilder Jay Cutler and provides updates on new additions here at the Digital Muscle Media Hub. For more info, contact [email protected] Visit the New Digital Muscle Video Archive! Dan Solomon, Founder Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in […]
New Book: Bodybuilding Heroes & Legends
My friend John Hansen is one of the world’s most devoted students of the iron game. His understanding and respect for the rich history of bodybuilding has led him to write Bodybuilding Heroes and Legends, a book of stories chronicling some of bodybuilding’s most defining moments. John is a former bodybuilding champion and a true storyteller. I recommend […]
Venice Beach’s Dave Bourlet Joins Digital Muscle
In a move to expand its content strategy, Digital Muscle Media has added Venice Beach based bodybuilding insider Dave Bourlet to its team of content providers. In his new role, Bourlet will serve as a Senior Producer and on-air host for a variety of video series to be featured on the DigitalMuscle.com platform and its […]
Giles Thomas to Oversee European Business Development at Digital Muscle
Giles Thomas joins Digital Muscle as Director of European Business Development DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s growing media hub, announces the addition of Giles Thomas to its executive team. The England based industry insider joins Digital Muscle Media as Director of European Business Development. For over two decades, Thomas has earned a reputation for his high-integrity […]
Karina Nascimento Joins DigitalMuscle.com
DigitalMuscle.com, the fitness industry’s rapidly growing media hub, is pleased to announce the arrival of Karina Nascimento to its growing team of fitness minded personalities. The Brazilian born physique champion has spent the last decade lighting up stages around the world with her trademark swagger and world class physique. Karina joins Digital Muscle as part of Phase […]