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 got about 25 minutes you … Read More

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.  While in theory the program … Read More

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 were also causing considerable weight … Read More

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 love our coffee. Some of … Read More

Are You Ready to Commit? (Take the Quiz)

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

Understanding Periodization – The Training Blueprint

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

Fit Tips: Walk Before You Run!

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

You 2.0 (A New Version of Yourself)

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

Stop Making Excuses!

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

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 a midnight drive-through at a … Read More

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) and the Pro Mr. World … Read More

H.I.I.T. Training: New Research!

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog We live in a society that believes if a little yields a good result, then more would yield an even better result.  But more times than not, this isn’t the case.  And actually, that kind of thinking can get you in a lot of trouble in certain situations.  Just look at how many lawsuits … Read More

Fit Recipe: Savory Crustless Quiche

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher It’s the end of winter, that time of year when we’re ready for spring and dreaming of tropical vacations but still craving comfort food. Now, though, we want it without all the calories.  This Savory Crustless Quiche is the perfect answer! It’s a breeze to make, and you can eat it anytime of 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 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 year for us.  We got … Read More

A Workout to Manage Diabetes?

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog When illness falls on us or someone we love, it’s never easy. We often wonder what our next step should be.  Research seems to keep coming back to the same answer—exercise and lifestyle.  Exercise can do so much good for our overall health and wellbeing that it’s truly shocking that more people aren’t getting … Read More

A Fit Road Trip: Arizona!

By Magda and Paul Wilk Hey Guys. It’s time for another update as we continue our amazing world tour, visiting beautiful “Fit Destinations” around the globe. Today we’ll tell you about our most recent road trip. It started in Arizona where we hiked, trained outside and filmed new workouts for our Fitness Road Trip series. We stayed in Gold Canyon, … Read More

Kids: Cyber-Cycling for Behavioral Issues?

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog Do your kids come home complaining about other students in their class that are a distraction to everyone else? Maybe your child was clinically diagnosed with a behavioral disorder?  With these types of disorders, it’s common to hear their behavioral issues disrupt the learning process.  In some instances, it seems like the teacher spends … Read More

Exercise: A Cure for Childhood Depression

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog Back in the day, childhood depression never seemed to be an issue. In fact, I don’t even ever remember hearing about it when I was a kid.  However, the truth is, many kids these days suffer from depression.  Unfortunately, some never make it out of that depression and end up taking their own lives.  … Read More

Interview: A Conversation with Mike Arnold

By Matt Samansky Supplement Editor DigitalMuscle.com As part of DigitalMuscle.com’s ongoing coverage of the ever-changing sports supplement industry, our Supplement Editor Matt Samansky caught up with long time sports nutrition insider Mike Arnold to discuss a variety of topics, including the highly anticipated launch of his new supplement line. Matt Samansky also serves as editor at the Project Bodybuilding website. Question:   First of … Read More

Training: Understanding the Stretch-Shortening Cycle

By Lindsay Kent The BeautyBlog Looking for ways to improve your training is a necessary part of progressively overloading your body with various challenges and stimuli. The techniques usually involve primary components, such as varying the volume, load, complexity, time under tension, or exercise selection. Often, by taking it back to basics, we can focus on simple concepts that we … Read More

Goal Setting 101: The SMART System

By Gigi Amurao A new year is underway—a time to start fresh with all the things we want to accomplish. So many of us start out in January with the number-one goal of getting back in shape and becoming healthier versions of ourselves. The process is easy to start. It’s new, we’re excited and motivated, and everything seems so clear; … Read More

New Study: Serve Yourself

By: Matt Weik If you’re looking to stay on your diet, the worst thing you can do is have an enabler feeding you food that you shouldn’t be consuming.  Or someone who leaves out portioned snacks for easy consumption.  You almost feel bad not eating it, right? New research says, feed yourself to keep your waistline in check. What exactly … Read More

Fit Recipe: Luscious Coconut Brownies – High Protein!

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Continuing with our popular Fit Recipe Series here at DigitalMuscle.com, our resident “Fit Chef” Robyn Maher shares this delicious high-protein recipe for those who love the decadence of coconut and chocolate! The picture says it all with these decadent-looking protein confections. Coconut Protein Brownies Wet ingredients 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup coconut oil 4 … Read More

Supplement Commentary: The Future of the Pre-Workout

By: Matt Weik We live in a world where people who use pre-workouts are focused only on one thing — stimulants.  That’s right, they want to feel jacked up.  They want to feel as if ants are crawling under their skin, that tingly sensation telling them their pre-workout product is working.  If they don’t feel it, it’s not working—right?  This … Read More

Is a Bikini Contest a Beauty Pageant?

By Nancy Noreman Anyone who attends a bodybuilding or fitness event knows that the audience will be made up of the usual characters.  Those who feel they should get a free ticket because they’re gonna get their pro card this year; who have a contract with a prestigious supplement company that hasn’t even launched yet; who are rising contest prep gurus, living with … Read More

Report: Big News For Your Joints!

By: Matt Weik When it comes to sports injuries, most occur from wear and tear as well as damage done directly to our ligaments and tendons due to force exerted on the body either by another competitor or the playing field itself. The amount of stress and demand put on our joints and ligaments is sometimes too great and injuries … Read More

Is Bikini Competition For You?

By Evina Del Pizzo How often have you seen a friend—or someone on your social feed—talking about competing in bikini and thought to yourself, “I could do that”? Let me tell you, it’s probably not true. I speak from experience. Back in 2010, the Hawaiian Tropic pageants, which I was incredibly proud to have participated in, were coming to an … Read More

Forget About Resolutions. Make a Plan!!!

By Nicole Cress The BeautyBlog A new year is upon us, and it’s that time again. I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe in setting goals and intentions. Every year at this time I get out my new Passion Planner and mark all my important dates—and then I start to ask myself how I want to … Read More

Is There a Pathogen Killer Right Under Your Nose?

By: Matt Weik Have you ever gone searching for something only to discover that it was right under your nose the entire time? We’ve all been there.  Well, science is kind of like that sometimes as well. Researchers in Germany have found inside peoples’ noses, a bacterium that can kill many different pathogens that are dangerous to our health—one of … Read More

Calorie Burning 101: Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog This post was suggested by a comment I received during a personal-training session on why we incorporate different movements, use different pieces of equipment, and often change the sequence of the exercises and circuits during our workouts. I always tell my clients that our workouts are structured a certain way to keep the metabolism … Read More

Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Lead to an ALS Breakthrough?

By: Matt Weik Remember back in 2014 when everyone was dumping buckets full of freezing cold water on their heads? At first no one knew what the heck was going on, including myself. Many disregarded it as simply the latest social media trend, but more and more videos kept showing up and people started asking questions, trying to learn what … Read More

Holiday Reminder: 40 Reasons to Keep Exercising!

By Shandy Ortiz The Beauty Blog Presented by BeautyFit The holiday season is entering the home stretch, and sugar and butter are still the stars of every food platter. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, some things do have to be put off for later, but your exercise routine shouldn’t be one of them. Here are 40 benefits … Read More

Fit Recipe: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Crockpots are convenient and easy to use, not to mention great for meal preparation during these cold winter months! This slow-cooker version of rosemary pork tenderloin makes holiday entertaining a snap—it comes together quickly but it’s very flavorful. Pork tenderloin is loaded with protein yet has a very low fat content. Building your meal … Read More

GABA: The Forgotten Amino Acid (New Research)

By:  Matt Weik GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) supplements have been around for quite some time. Their claim to fame has been to help with relaxation, improve sleep, improve your mood, as well as improve your focus. GABA is a naturally-occurring amino acid and inhibitory neurotransmitter found in our cells. A new study from Japan is actually showing the potential to now … Read More

The Yucatan Peninsula: A Fitness Paradise

By Magda and Paul Wilk Hi Guys, today we write from Tulum Mexico where we’ve just completed our Wilk Fitness/Yoga Vacation! We had a blast thanks to the amazing people who attended! Thank you all! The energy was amazing and we can’t wait to do it again! We know all of you can’t wait for the next one as well! … Read More

A Movie with Muscle: Reviewing “100% Nasty”

By Matt Samansky What does it mean to be a professional bodybuilder in the U.K.? If you think it’s all about big money sponsorships, large mansions and a pimped out Jeep, you would be sorely mistaken. From acclaimed director James Grealish who brought “Under Construction” and “Prep: The Series” to our screens, comes “100% Nasty”, a hard hitting story chronicling … Read More

Young Female Athletes: The Risks!

By: Matt Weik Many kids and young adults these days engage in athletics. For some its recreational and for others it’s organized competition.  One thing many don’t focus on is the nutritional aspect and what it could be doing to young athletes’ bodies without even realizing it. When a high demand is put on the body due to performance in … Read More

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 confession: DigitalMuscle.com is currently in … Read More

Tempo Training: Follow the Beat!

By Evina Del Pizzo As you may have noticed in my previous posts, I talk a lot about workout tempo. In most of my workouts, I make sure that I am contracting the muscle in a specific tempo that will give me the most for that muscle from the range of motion—for example, using a four-count on an eccentric move … Read More

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, including things like cancer, heart … Read More

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, a pre-workout called  “Execute”. Let’s … Read More

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 as the occurrence of a … Read More

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 way, they have come to … Read More

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 of fitness is spoken in … Read More

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 worry about their lifestyle choices … Read More

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 problem, nothing beats a healthy … Read More

Don’t Let A Diet Ruin The Holidays!

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

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 store is our latest step … Read More

PBW Radio: Top 10 Bodybuilding Stories of 2016

A tradition continues with the annual announcement of the Top 10 bodybuilding stories of the year.  Hosts Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls reveal the biggest stories of 2016 during this special edition of Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio. – Brought to you by Ironmag Labs, Wings of Strength and the DigitalMuscle.com Nutrition Store! Use the player below to listen to the … Read More

Fit Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Dip

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

Guru School: My Day with Dave Palumbo

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

Home Cooking: Not Always Best for Babies?

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

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 challenged Arnold Schwarzenegger! The Tijuana … Read More

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

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

Do Beards Contain “Healthy” Bacteria?

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

Avoiding The Post-Diet Rebound

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

Hunger and Hormones: Mastering Your Body’s Cues

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

Supplement Review: Ultra Male Rx

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

New Research: Children’s Bedtimes and Obesity

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

The Remarkable “D4” Dan Eslinger!

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

Fit Recipe: High Protein Corn Bread

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher This cornbread variation is the perfect accompaniment to the recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Chili that I posted last week, but it will go well with any seasonal soup or holiday menu. It’s also wheat-gluten free, if that’s a concern.  Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup high-protein baking mix 1/3 cup almond flour … Read More

Ectomorphs: Growing Lower Body Curves

By Evina Del Pizzo What’s often the most stubborn, annoying, muscle group to train for hardgainers? That’s right—the lower body. While everyone else wants those skinny legs with a gap between them, the kind you’ll often see on fashion models, hardgainer trainees yearn for the thick thighs with high glutes.  For competitive bikini/physique athletes, it’s the look that will enable … Read More

Cramps: The Science and a New Solution?

By: Matt Weik Most everyone has experienced a muscle cramp in their lifetime. Some are short-lived cramps while others are the kind that seem to come from the fiery depths of HELL. The 411 to avoid 911 We watch our favorite athletes sometimes come out of a game or a match with what appears to be an injury of some … Read More

When Sin City Becomes FIT City

By Magda and Paul Wilk Today we’re writing from Sin city which turns into Fit City each year during the annual Olympia weekend. Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world,  becomes the center of the bodybuilding world each September!  It’s one of our favorite destinations. Nowhere else will you see so many fit people in one place! We come here every … Read More

Fit Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Chili

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher  Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, and I’m having a great time creating new pumpkin recipes. This chili variation is amazing—different and so tasty! Serve it with a salad and some cornbread, like the Pumpkin Corn Bread shown in the accompanying photo (Look for that recipe in my next post). Creamy Pumpkin … Read More

Gym Tour Series: Welcome to the East Coast Mecca

At the heart of the global fitness culture is the neighborhood gym.  It’s where men and women, of all shapes and sizes, go to pack on muscle, lose body fat, recover from injuries, or just blow off some steam.  Everyone’s goals are different, but we’re all bonded by the fundamental pursuit of self-improvement. As part of a new series here at DigitalMuscle.com … Read More

Product Review: Mama T’s Protein Cookies

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor In recent years, we have seen the advent of healthful, creative and guilt-free protein packed snacks for the health conscious individual. Meal replacement bars, sugar-free puddings, and quite possibly most intriguing, the diet-friendly cookie! The newest fit-food company to try their hand in the protein cookie market comes all the way from Nova Scotia. … Read More

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 the man himself.  They travelled … Read More

Pomegranate Juice: Something You KNEEd?

By: Matt Weik Runners and weightlifters know plenty about knee pain. For some of us it’s constant, for others it comes and goes.  There are many products on the market that claim to help ease joint pain.  Some of them are topical and smell terrible, while others come in a pill form and are taken daily (more for prevention/maintenance and … Read More

Fit Recipes: Pumpkin Spice Protein Bread!

By Shandy Ortiz The Sin-O-Bun protein by BeautyFit has everyone talking…….because it’s heavenly! Here’s a couple of my favorite recipes to bring this amazing flavor to life in ways that you may have never thought of.  Try this quick-and-easy treat with oats and protein that will have you enjoying the essence of autumn with the very first bite! It’s my … Read More

Children’s Health Spotlight: Type 1 Diabetes

By: Matt Weik There are things in life that simply aren’t fair—one of which is childhood illness. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong battle for those diagnosed at an early age.  Kids are forced to learn how to cope with the changes the body forced upon them and how to deal with and live through all that type 1 diabetes … Read More

Muscle Building & Insulin Sensitivity: Understanding the Connection

By Colette Nelson Are some of the things we do to build muscle actually making us predisposed to type 2 diabetes? Let’s start with the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that usually occurs in children; however, we no longer call it “juvenile diabetes,” as we now understand that it can … Read More

Office Fitness: Walk This Way….Talk This Way

By: Matt Weik How many of us have desk jobs? Probably a good percentage, right?  How many of you feel as though getting up during the day to take a walk would get you called into the boss’s office?  Many people feel that way and it’s a problem in today’s workforce.  Most people are not taking the time to get … Read More

PBW Radio: A September to Remember in Bodybuilding

Closing out a historic month in the world of professional bodybuilding, the PBW Radio crew takes to the air to recap an epic month that included the Phil Heath’s 6th Olympia title, Dexter Jackson’s record-setting 27th pro victory, and other headlines from around the IFBB’s global bodybuilding scene.  Hosted by Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls and brought to you by Ironmag … Read More

It’s All About “Getting Started”

By Gigi Amurao So you woke up today, looked in the mirror, and said, “Ugh, I look horrible! I need to get in shape.” Congratulations! You have reached the point where you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and you are ready to do something about it. There’s just one problem—you don’t know how. We’ve all been … Read More

Bodybuilding Reminds Us to Never Settle!

By John Hansen The competitive bodybuilding landscape has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Forty years ago, bodybuilders were motivated to win big titles. During the 70’s, the ultimate title for the amateur bodybuilder was the Mr. America. Each year, bodybuilders would travel from all around the country to try to win the biggest amateur title in the sport. … Read More

Product Review: Protein Pudding by Musclelicious

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Are you tired of mixing up chalky protein powders into tasteless shakes and homemade sludge? Yeah, I am too! Today I’m providing the results from my review of the Musclelicious Foods’ Protein Puddings and Peanut Butter Balls! Musclelicious Foods vast menu of rich protein puddings and decadent peanut butter balls will satisfy your sweet … 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 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 Dan Solomon have reached an … Read More

Coffee Talk: A Fresh Cup of New Research!

By: Matt Weik In 1991, the World Health Organization warned coffee lovers that their preferred morning pick-me-up beverage could cause cancer. Never heard that claim before?  Me neither.  But then again, in 1991 I was too young to even know what coffee was.  But the W.H.O. claimed that there was evidence showing coffee was carcinogenic and put people at a … Read More

Phil Heath Wins 6th Olympia Title! – By Dan Solomon

By Dan Solomon Publisher For the sixth straight year, the Sandow Trophy, awarded to the world’s top bodybuilder, will board a flight from Las Vegas to Denver.  36 year old Phil Heath, from Colorado, has won the 2016 Mr. Olympia title and there was very little question about it.  Heath silenced his critics with a physique too formidable for any of … Read More

Stan McQuay Discusses Bid for Classic Physique Olympia Title

DigitalMuscle.com Interview Series In 2016, the NPC and IFBB Pro League launched the new Classic Physique Division in an effort to provide a home for a more classic, streamlined physique, reminiscent of the days when bodybuilders were celebrated for their aesthetics.  In this special one-on-one interview, Dan Solomon visits with Stan McQuay, a veteran bodybuilder who finds himself as one of the … Read More

John Hansen’s Olympia Top 15 Preview & Prediction

DigitalMuscle.com’s Coverage of the 2016 Mr. Olympia continues with this EXPANDED preview and prediction from bodybuilding insider and former Natural Olympia champ John Hansen.  Be sure to visit our Olympia Section for more reports from the biggest names in the industry! By John Hansen The 2016 IFBB Mr. Olympia contest has more hype surrounding it this year than the biggest … Read More

PBW Radio: Olympia Analysis with Chad Nicholls and Chris Aceto

Two of the world’s brightest and most respected bodybuilding gurus, Chad Nicholls and Chris Aceto, come together for the very first time to analyze the key matchups at this weekend’s Mr. Olympia.  Presented by IronMag Labs and Wings of Strength, this special edition of PBW Bodybuilding Radio is a production of DigitalMuscle.com. Use the player below to access the show here … Read More

Sports Drinks: A Sugar Trap for Kids?

By: Matt Weik We’ve all seen those commercials. The ones where our favorite athletes are drinking sports drinks and performing at a high level.  Kids envision themselves as these athletes thinking that they too can achieve greatness if they drink those same beverages.  Little do they know that, in most cases, what they’re drinking is mostly just a bottle full … Read More

Olympia 101: What You Need to Know (Weekend Primer)

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor It’s called the Olympia, and many who reside outside of the fitness industry have only a vague idea, if any, of what goes on at the humongous bodybuilding and fitness weekend that takes place in Vegas each September. If you’re new to the bodybuilding scene, or just curious, here’s some crib notes on the event. … Read More

Lonnie Teper’s Olympia Predictions!

Expanding Everyday! – DigitalMuscle.com features the most respected line-up of contributors in the bodybuilding & fitness industry. From Bob Cicherillo, Dan Solomon, Chad Nicholls, Lonnie Teper, Ruth Silverman, John Hansen, the list goes on.  And now we present the much anticipated Mr. Olympia Predictions from one of the most respected insiders in the business! The Swami Expects Heath to Be Challenged! By Lonnie Teper Well, … Read More

Supplement Review: D-HD Revitalize Max

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Testosterone is arguably the most important hormone produced by the body. It’s responsible for the proper function of so many organs and its decline has detrimental effects on muscle gain and fat loss. The questions behind testosterone production have puzzled healthcare professionals and fitness enthusiasts for decades, but a group of German scientists might … Read More

PBW Radio: 2016 Mr. Olympia Preview

The PBW Bodybuilding Radio Crew gets you ready for the 2016 Mr. Olympia.  Hosts Dan Solomon, Chad Nicholls and Bob Cicherillo provide analysis and prediction for the biggest bodybuilding event of the year.  Use the player bar below to access the replay.  Presented by IML, Wings of Strength and hosted by DigitalMuscle.com Also Available on iTunes or with this direct file download Link:  http://bit.ly/2cl7ADw  … Read More

Macros, Food Choices & Long-Term Success!

By Nicole Cress The Beauty Blog Have you ever wondered how many times a day you make choices about food? For some people, the way they eat reflects their way of life. Most people struggle when it comes to dieting because they correlate the word diet with deprivation. Often, they eliminate certain foods because they associate them with being “bad,” … Read More

Video: Dan’s Surprising Mr. Olympia Prediction

With the 2016 Mr. Olympia fast approaching, DigitalMuscle.com Publisher and Bodybuilding insider Dan Solomon predicts the winner. And this one may surprise you… Video Brought to you by IronMag Labs Dan Solomon, Publisher For two decades, Dan Solomon has produced countless hours of media, earning a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. Dan has … Read More

Joint Supplements: Not Exciting….but Necessary!

By: Matt Weik If you’re anything like me, you get excited to take your joint and bone support supplements every day (can you smell the sarcasm?). I keep them next to my bed on the nightstand so I can wake up to the bottle every morning.  You know what I’m talking about, right?  It’s exciting to even think about.  Wait, … Read More

Lifestyle Choices and Cancer Risk

By: Matt Weik In May 2016, two new studies were published that touched on cancer risks and lifestyle choices. While it should come as no surprise and I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir, what you do and the choices you make every day can affect your chances of getting cancer. Too much time in the sun without sunscreen will … Read More

Supplement Review: Super DMZ 5.0

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor Welcome back to Supps with Samansky on DigitalMuscle.com!  Where have I been? Long story short, I’ve been around. I completed my studies at Indiana University in May and I’m continuing to harness my passion for supplementation and nutrition.  I’m proud to report that I’m a college graduate……but my appetite for learning will never end! My … Read More

Getting Started on a Fitness Journey

By Roger Lockridge Whether it’s a resolution, a special event, or your first physique show, there is great motivation when you finally decide that you’re going to commit to a fitness program and the time for you is now. So first thing tomorrow morning, you’re going to begin your journey. Then tomorrow becomes today. You’re all fired up, ready to … Read More

Anger, Disbelief & Friendship: Lessons From a Major Injury

By Shandy Ortiz The Beauty Blog Initially, the feeling was similar to what a racehorse must feel after it’s been retired and put out to pasture. I remember thinking, “That was it?” Everything I was working so hard for, and just like that, it was over?  The grind that I had pushed through—hour by hour, day by day—to reach goals … Read More

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, Publisher For two decades, Dan Solomon has produced countless hours of media, earning a reputation as a leader in the … Read More

Elderly Study: Exercise, Injury & Recovery

By: Matt Weik As we get older Father Time isn’t always so forgiving when it comes to injuries and getting banged up. It’s believed by many that at a certain age, the body is no longer able to fully recover from an injury or surgery.  That said, just because you’re getting up in age doesn’t mean that an injury of … Read More