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Mr. Olympia Returns to Las Vegas!

by Shawn Ray This December 15-18th at Planet Hollywood’s amazing Zappos Theater the 58th Joe Weider Mr. Olympia returns to Las Vegas, Nevada! The past two years have been challenging for most people, sports fans

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Rest In Peace, Cedric McMillan

By Shawn Ray We are sad to report the passing of yet another Superstar in Pro Bodybuilding, Cedric McMillan. It has been reported that Big Mac passed away due to a Heart Attack. (details are

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2022 Arnold Classic Returns!

By Shawn Ray 1989 Arnold and partner, Jim Lorimer started the Arnold Classic held in Columbus, Ohio to bring together the best Athletes and Bodybuilders in the world based on a “Handshake” agreement to promote

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2X Ms. Olympia, Andrea Shaw Signs with Mutant!

by Shawn Ray MUTANT® PARTNERS WITH 2X MS. OLYMPIA ANDREA SHAW AND HER QUEST TO A 3rd TITLE IN 2022! Bodybuilding World Champion Leaves Humanity Behind Joining MUTANT NATION! ———————————————————————————————————— PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — JANUARY 24, 2022 Vancouver, BC, Canada – The

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2022 Arnold Classic Preview

By John Hansen 2022 Arnold Classic Preview The 34th annual Arnold Classic is set to take place from March 3-6, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. After a tumultuous two year period of expo cancellations and limited

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2022 IFBB Pro League Schedule

By Shawn Ray 2022 IFBB Pro League Mens Open Bodybuilding Schedule: Arnold Classic: March 3-6, 2022, in Columbus, OH Boston Pro: March 12, 2022, in Boston, MA Arnold Classic Brazil: April 22-24, 2022. Location TBD

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Top Headlines in 2021!

By Shawn Ray Record Cancellations- As we welcomed the year 2021, it was with great reservation and hesitation for the bodybuilding industry to get excited about considering the top stories of 2020 were Coronavirus, Cancellation

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Here today, Gone Too Soon!

By Shawn Ray It is with great sadness I have to write yet another story about one our own passing in the sport of bodybuilding. Former 2018 Mr. Olympia, Shawn Rhoden just last night passed

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NPC Nationals turns 40!

By Shawn Ray in 1982, NPC President Jim Manion created the first installment of what was to become the premier Amateur Bodybuilding Contest in history that would lead the winners straight into the Professional ranks!

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2021 Mr. Olympia in REVIEW

By John Hansen & Shawn Ray 2021 Olympia Report The 57th Annual Mr. Olympia contest took place from October 7th-10th, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The extravaganza featured 11 professional

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Diuretics=Death & Destruction

By Shawn Ray Diuretics are a known danger to the sport of Bodybuilding in fact they watered down the danger of this drug by commonly referring to them as “Water Pills” typically used to rid

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2021 Tampa Pro Report in Review

2021 Tampa Pro Report by John Hansen The 14th Annual Tampa Pro Championships took place on Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at the beautiful Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa, Florida. The Tim

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2021 Tampa Pro History

Tampa Pro History by John Hansen In 2008, Tampa, Florida promoter Tim Gardner started promoting the IFBB Tampa Pro Championships. Always held in August in Tampa, the IFBB Tampa Pro has gained the distinction of

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The Labrada Affect

By Shawn Ray The Mr. Olympia contest began in 1965 where the world was introduced to its first champion in the form of Larry Scott who would go onto win the 66′ title as well.

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57th Mr. Olympia Orlando, Florida

by Shawn Ray As we approach the Joe Weider Mr. Olympia Weekend in Orlando, Florida I think it’s important to know what’s going on and when before arriving at the Super Bowl of Bodybuilding! For

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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

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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

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Arnold vs Lou

By John Hansen   One of the greatest rivalries in the history of bodybuilding was between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. It was the battle between the cocky king of bodybuilding and the insecure underdog

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The Thinking Man’s Bodybuilder

FRANK ZANE: The Thinking Man’s Bodybuilder By Text and Photos by Bill DobbinsFounding Editor, Flex Magazine To understand Frank Zane and his mental capacities, you have to know that he was a math and chemistry

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Remember the Time.

By Shawn Ray As the 2021 Bodybuilding Season gets underway and we all focus on getting back on stage, in the gym and focused on our careers, I thought we might like to “Pause” to

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2020 Mr. Olympia Replay‼️

By Shawn Ray If you missed last years 56th Mr. Olympia Pay Per View, you can watch the Replay Now‼️ Witness the biggest event of the year that almost DIDN’T HAPPEN but can now be

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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

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Chasing “The Sandow” 2021

By Shawn Ray   In the aftermath of the 56th Joe Weider Mr. Olympia Weekend held in Orlando, Florida where we witnessed the unanimous victory by “The People’s Champion” and ultimately the 16th Mr. Olympia

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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

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The New Queen!

By Hans Klein Andrea Shaw is the new undisputed queen of women’s bodybuilding. On the 5th of December she won the Rising Phoenix in Arizona, surpassing defending champion HelleTrevino. Two weeks later – on her 37th birthday – she won the Ms.

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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

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Where are They Now: Chris Cormier

By Shawn Ray The Real Deal, Chris Cormier has been involved with bodybuilding since 1983 and is still going strong! From Palm Springs, California. Broderick, as Chris is commonly known as back home, has come

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All New: Monday Night Muscle TV!

By Shawn Ray The All New “Monday Night Muscle” Bodybuilding & Fitness Show created by founder, Jake Wood is the latest in a string of media outlets designed to educate and inform the bodybuilding and

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Who needs TV?

by Christian Duque Who remembers when bodybuilding was on television, when you could see it on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, or when there was talk of NBC Television covering the 2014 Mr. Olympia? Bodybuilding is

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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

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Rest In Peace, Joanna Thomas

by Shawn Ray It’s with a heavy heart that I report the news heard earlier this morning from my colleague in the Bodybuilding Community, Dave Palumbo that former Pro Bodybuilder, Joanna Thomas has passed away

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Chris Dickerson Spotlight

by Shawn Ray The first ever Black Mr. America, Chris Dickerson stood barely 5’6 and weighed less than 200lbs. Chris would go on to compete in four different decades from the 60’s into the 90’s

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Robby Robinson Spotlight

By Shawn Ray Legendary Hall of Fame Bodybuilder and 8X Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney pays his respect to his inspiration growing up as a kid, The Black Prince, Robby Robinson. Lee had the opportunity to

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Where are They Now: Lenda Murray

by Shawn Ray This native of Michigan began her career in Bodybuilding by earning her Pro Card after winning the 1989 North American Championship following a successful professional Cheerleading and Track & Field background. Lenda

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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,

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William Bonac Wins 2020 Arnold Classic

By Shawn Ray The 32nd Arnold Classic Winner, William Bonac continued his impressive string of consistent professional showings by recapturing his second Arnold Classic Ohio Title since 2018 holding off the 5X ASC Record Holding

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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

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Where are They Now- J.J. Marsh

1986 NPC Mixed Pairs USA Winner, J.J. Marsh speaks about his life and times as a professional bodybuilder. J.J. won the 1988 Houston Pro then the 2nd Annual Pro Ironman contests in Redondo Beach,, California

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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

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Where are They Now 2020?

 By Shawn Ray This year Digital Muscle Media will be researching and digging through the archives of yesterday’s past champions to help educate today’s athletes and future stars in the sport of bodybuilding and fitness

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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

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The Upset of the Year- Chris Bumstead!

The 2019 Mr. Olympia Weekend was full of surprises, celebrity appearances and fond memories however, one notable event brought The Upset of the Year, Canada’s Classic Physique Winner, Chris Bumstead who defeated Two-Time Defending Champion,

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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

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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 &

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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

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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

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