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 side of me, the woman … Read More

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 event regarded as the “Super … Read More

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 in select theaters nationwide beginning … Read More

Wings of Strength Acquires Digital Muscle Media

For Immediate Release – 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 community. Wings of Strength CEO Jake … Read More

RISING PHOENIX WEBCAST (Replay Now Available), 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: Rising Phoenix / Arizona Pro … Read More


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 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, Figure and Physique competition.  Recently … Read More

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  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 the growing community of viewers … Read More

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 years in the world of … Read More and Liquid Sun Rayz Announce New Deal 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 the highest quality bronzers and … Read More

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 pleasure to shine a spotlight … Read More

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 you aren’t familiar with Owoc, … Read More

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 in Salt Lake City.  Held … Read More

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 and taking second at the … Read More

BeautyFit Acquires Liquid Sun Rayz

As part of our ongoing coverage of the global fitness community, 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 leader in competition sunless tanning, … Read More

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, 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 CEO and is being showcased … Read More

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, has been named Executive Editor and Senior Producer at Digital Muscle, a fitness industry media destination … Read More

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, 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 CEO and is being … Read More

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, 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 CEO and is being showcased … Read More

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 need the holiday break!  —  … Read More

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 this book to anyone who … Read More

RedCon1 Sponsorship Deal Announced announces a major sponsorship agreement with RedCon1, the industry’s fastest growing supplement brand. As part of the deal, RedCon1 will be branded within Digital Muscle’s growing lineup of ORIGINAL content; video series, webcasts, and one of the industry’s most diverse blogs, spanning 19 different fitness-minded categories. Aaron Singerman, founder and CEO of RedCon1, explains, “Digital Muscle appeals to us … Read More

Dwayne Johnson Looks Back on Olympia Weekend

The 2017 edition of Olympia Weekend was loaded with fresh storylines. Among them was the arrival of Seven Bucks Productions, a company owned and operated by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his long time partner Dany Garcia.  When the weekend ended, the Seven Bucks crew produced this 15 minute highlight video capturing the energy and the stories that made this … Read More

Jim Manion Breaks Silence – Explains NPC/IFBB Amateur Break-Up Exclusive! – In a historic meeting held during Olympia Weekend, NPC President Jim Manion met with IFBB Amateur President Rafael Santonja to inform him that the NPC has decided to end its long standing relationship with the IFBB. As rumors circulated, confusion set in as the industry questioned how the split would impact competitors in the U.S. and abroad. For … Read More


The 53rd edition of Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend is set for Friday and Saturday (September 15-16) in Las Vegas.  Highlighted by Phil Heath’s pursuit of a 7th consecutive title, a victory would leave him just one win shy of equaling a record set by both Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman.  Fitness champ Oksana Grishina will try to garner a 4th straight title amid reports that … Read More

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 to make it a moment … Read More

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, has logged more than 500 hours of programming, spanning 13 seasons of bodybuilding industry coverage.  The program is the only media … Read More

Video Blog: Dan Solomon on Jay Cutler 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 Visit the New Digital Muscle Video Archive! Dan Solomon, FounderFor two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of … Read More

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 platform and its syndication partners, including the Apple … Read More

The Best Bar Ever? (Supplement Review)

By: Matt Weik Every once in a while a product comes to market where all you can say is, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. The Best Bar Ever is one of those products. It was created in response to the company’s founders’ frustration with today’s protein bar landscape. Instead of being driven by health and quality, most protein bar … Read More

The “Topical” Topic: Reviewing MuscleGelz

By Louis Daniel Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to trying new supplements.  The marketing game has gotten so crazy that it’s sometimes hard to see beyond the bullsh*t.  So when a friend of mine suggested I try out a product by a new company called MuscleGelz I was on the skeptical side. The product is called AndroHard … Read More

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 25 year old Dallas McCarver … Read More

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 sanctioned events. Here are the … Read More

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 of the Olympia Top 6.  … Read More

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 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 year for us.  We got … Read More

Nutrition Store is Now Open – 7,000 Products, Big Discounts!, the fitness industry’s media hub, has completed its latest round of expansion, highlighted by the opening of the Nutrition Store, featuring an estimated 7,000 products and nearly 300 of the supplement industry’s top brands at great prices! founder and publisher Dan Solomon explains, “It’s been a mighty productive year. The launch of the nutrition store is our latest step … Read More

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 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 Dan Solomon have reached an … Read More

Dan Solomon: Video Update & Event Announcement

(Video) Publisher Dan Solomon provides updates and announces new event! Also See:  The 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, FounderFor two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. … Read More

Giles Thomas to Oversee European Business Development at Digital Muscle

Giles Thomas joins Digital Muscle as Director of European Business Development, 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 work ethic, tackling various roles … Read More

Karina Nascimento Joins, 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 2 of an ambitious content … Read More

Blowing Up the Blogosphere (A Digital Muscle Update)

By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Digital Muscle is “growing faster than a Chia Pet’s hair,” and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’m stealing that corny line from Nancy Noreman’s recent post, but you’ve got to admit, it’s an apt comparison to the surge in content here at the DM Blogosphere! Every day it grows a little more, a little more, and … Read More

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 touches on what promises to be an … Read More

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, the fitness industry’s media hub. PBW Show PublisherThe Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio Show, bodybuilding’s radio voice, is presented by Created in … Read More

Bob Cicherillo Joins IronMag Labs

Bob Cicherillo Joins IronMag Labs In a move aimed to shake things up in the world of performance supplementation, IronMag Labs announces the arrival of one of the bodybuilding industry’s most visible and influential insiders.  Bob Cicherillo, the familiar voice of the Mr. Olympia contest, has signed a multi-year deal with IML, a brand that has spent more than a … Read More

The Hardcore Blog is Coming!!!

Presented by IronMag Labs, this new addition to the Digital Muscle Media Hub will feature insight on training, nutrition and science – the kind of info appealing only to the most dedicated athletes in the world.    By Matt Weik Welcome fellow hardcore fitness enthusiasts!  On behalf everyone at IML, we are excited to be the premier sponsor right here at … Read More

Adina Zanolli Joins Digital Muscle, the fitness industry’s new media hub, is pleased to welcome Adina Zanolli to its expanding team.  In the role of Director of Advertising, Zanolli will oversee the company’s brand partnerships and ongoing sponsorship initiatives.  Most recently, Zanolli served as editor-in-chief for Muscular Development Magazine’s online property. Fresh off successful webcasts of the Arnold Classic in Columbus and Australia, Digital … Read More

Arnold Classic Australia Highlight Video 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 WireThis section of is … Read More

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 turns out, there has been … Read More

Kai vs Cedric: How Close Was It?

Dan Solomon, FounderFor two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. Having conducted many of the industry’s most wide reaching and high profile interviews, Dan has served as host and lead commentator for the Mr. Olympia contest, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, while also having appeared as host & moderator … Read More

Arnold Pole Fitness Championships – Watch Now!!

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In Melbourne with Arnold and Tony Doherty

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Arnold in Australia with Digital Muscle!

For the second time in two weeks, Arnold Schwarzenegger visited with 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 Visits with Dan Solomon and … Read More

Breaking News: Arnold Australia Webcast Comes to Digital Muscle!

After a successful webcast presentation of last week’s Arnold Classic in Columbus, 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 around the world can watch … Read More

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 miss it as you approach … Read More

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 to draw divisive lines in … Read More

Arnold Interviews with Digital Muscle!!

Dan Solomon and Ben Pakulski visit with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the exclusive LIVE coverage of the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio.   Digital Muscle News WireThis section of is reserved for updates and information related to, our brand partners, and special event content. Thanks for making us a part of your daily online fitness experience. Direct … Read More

Ruthless is in the House

Welcome to my new home here at Digital Muscle! Many readers know me as “Ruthless Ruth Silverman,” the longtime correspondent for Iron Man magazine and for my gossip-and-personalities column, Pump & Circumstance. I’m also known as a bodybuilding editor, having worked with experts on every facet of training, nutrition and the science of muscle growth. I’ve been reporting on the bodybuilding … Read More

Our Day at the Seminar

By Dan Solomon, Publisher The singular most endearing quality of the global fitness community is the passion and dedication shared by those who have committed to the lifestyle.  On Saturday, February 13th, we joined forces with longtime NPC/IFBB event promoter Tim Gardner for the inaugural Digital Muscle Athlete Seminar for a full day of knowledge, motivation and even a few … Read More

New PBW Format: The Possibilities Are Endless!

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor Today is a great day!  When I joined Dan and the team here at Digital Muscle I knew some really cool things were happening. As Dan likes to say, it’s been a “brick by brick” building process.  Well the latest brick is a BIG one!!  One of the most respected people in the industry is … Read More

Ruth Silverman Named Managing Editor at

Digital Muscle Wire Report, 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 at Digital Muscle, Silverman will … Read More

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 for the 3 month mark.  … Read More

A Classic Visit – My Day with the Lorimers

By Dan Solomon, Publisher Earlier this week 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 bulked up bodybuilders and the … Read More

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 do work with hundreds of … Read More

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 around – closely examining what … Read More Named Exclusive Webcast Home of the 2016 Arnold Classic!

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Named Exclusive Webcast Home of the 2016 Arnold Classic! COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of an evolving fitness & bodybuilding media category, 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 will air on the recently … Read More

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 all to visit and interact.  … Read More

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 after the contest ended I … Read More