2019 Olympia Updates

All 8 Divisions to be Settled on Main Arena Stage, Prize Money to Increase for Women!   Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend continues to make headlines.  After announcing a promotional relationship with mega-star Mark Wahlberg, Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon headed to New York to make a series of announcements involving the IFBB Pro portion of Olympia Weekend. During a visit to the podium at Saturday night’s sold-out New York Pro, … Read More

Jay Cutler Selected Honorary Ambassador of Olympia Weekend

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend has selected Jay Cutler as its 2019 honorary ambassador. Regarded as one of this generation’s most popular bodybuilders, Cutler won the prestigious Mr. Olympia title four times (2006,2007, 2009, 2010) while establishing himself as one of his sport’s most admired and celebrated champions. In his role as this year’s honorary ambassador, Cutler’s presence … Read More

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 specific terms of the agreement … Read More

A Winning Mindset – By Lenda Murray

By Lenda Murray Senior Editor The recipe for a winning mindset is the foundation for developing your life and physique to its highest potential. Does your mindset serve you or work against you? During my 30 years in competitive women’s bodybuilding I had to cultivate a mindset that allowed me to win 8 Ms. Olympia titles. Every chef has a … Read More

Can You Handle Pole Competition?

By Nancy Noreman  At the risk of sounding like a third grader, I dare you to take a pole class. Spinning around the pole, climbing up the pole, knowing how to shift your weight back and forth precisely to do a split upside down or a static hold. And that’s just the basic entry-level stuff. When you are watching an … Read More

Unleash the Power of Adaptogens

By Lenda Murray Senior Editor As athletes we all know the importance of adapting to the progressive overload we put on our bodies to strengthen and build our muscles. We often take for granted all of the mechanisms our bodies go through during our grueling training sessions throughout the year. All of this training puts a tremendous amount of stress … Read More

Arnold Classic: The Ladies Were the Talk of Columbus

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Congratulations to Ryall Graber, who surprised everyone with an upset victory at the Fitness International on March 1, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. It was the biggest win of her 10-year pro career as Graber nailed her routine with a perfect score and leaped over reigning champ—and 2018 Olympia champ—Whitney Jones to land in the winner’s … Read More

Fit Recipe: Smothered Chicken Enchiladas

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Who doesn’t like Mexican food? No one in my house! These smothered chicken enchiladas are easy to make—and so yummy. It’s an old family recipe, tweaked just a little to lower the fat and calories. Give it a try and see if you don’t agree. Here are the directions. You’ll need a 9×11-inch glass … Read More

Headed Back to Columbus!

Digital Muscle Flashback: In recent years, Digital Muscle has had some great moments in Columbus with Arnold and his friends.  Here’s a look back at a few of our favorites as the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival kicks off this weekend.  Check back soon as we create some new memories at one of the year’s biggest events. Dan Solomon and Ben … Read More

Lenda Murray’s 10 Tips to Land in the First Callout

Editor’s Note: Please welcome 8-time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray to DigitalMuscle.com.  Regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, Lenda is one of the most respected and celebrated voices of the global fitness industry, inspiring men and women to achieve their best on and off stage.  Lenda joins Digital Muscle as a Senior Editor. By Lenda Murray Senior … Read More

Five Reasons Beginners Don’t See Gains

By Gigi Amurao “If I’m working out, why do I feel bulky?” and “Why am I gaining weight?” are among the most frequent questions I get from my female clients. It’s a common concern for many women, me included. It’s frustrating to work hard and not see or feel the benefits. Still, it doesn’t happen to everyone, so don’t use … Read More

Kris Gethin Triceps Finisher!

Quick Tip #6 – A Triceps Finisher:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check back each week as … Read More

Weight-Training Basics for Beginners

Ask the Bikini Coach By Gigi Amurao As a trainer, I get tons of questions, especially from the newbies I work with. Here are some of the most common queries I’m asked about weight training. If you’re just starting out on a fitness program or embarking on a new fit lifestyle, understand that success will take time, patience, and persistence. … Read More

Watch “Bigger” Now: Film Released on iTunes and Pay-Per-View

The first ever scripted, feature film about the bodybuilding world has arrived on iTunes and on Pay-Per-View.  BIGGER, the real life story of Joe Weider, has begun its next phase of distribution following a select-theater release last October.  Starring Tyler Hoechlin, Julianne Hough, Aneurin Barnard, Victoria Justice, Kevin Durand, Tom Arnold and Robert Forster, the film spans 7 decades, telling the improbable … Read More

Fit Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher The green bean casserole, made with cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions, is one of those time-honored recipes that bring back warm, nostalgic memories of holidays past. Here’s a new spin on the old classic that skips some of the less-healthy fats while boosting micronutrients, using cauliflower to make a creamy, cheesy, higher … Read More

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 eye on the future. To … Read More

The G-Fit Holiday Circuit: A Quick, No-Gym Workout

By Gina Aliotti  The holiday season is in full swing—a wonderful time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate. With shopping, travel and social events chipping away at your “free time,” you may find it harder to fit in your workouts, and that’s okay. Not that you should throw in the sweat towel completely, but this … Read More

Meal Prep: The Secret to a Controlled Diet

By Evina Del Pizzo Meal preparation, which simply means planning, preparing and cooking meals ahead of time, has become a fashionable tool in the fitness and weight-loss world. People attempting an organized meal-prep program are usually trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight. All of your meals are cooked in advance, and portion sizes are determined according to … Read More

Gut Health: Understanding the Migrating Motor Complex

By Lindsay Kent Your stomach begins to growl and you instinctively decide that you must be hungry.  It’s a common association we make in decoding our body’s hunger signals. In fact, a growling stomach does not signal that your body needs nutrients but, rather, that your migrating motor complex, or MMC, is busy at work. The MMC is electromechanical activity … Read More

The Romania Muscle Fest: Watch the Webcast!

This special presentation of the inaugural Wings of Strength Romania Muscle Fest will be streamed LIVE on November 24-25th (check local times) as part of an exclusive presentation sponsored by Pro Nutrition.  Sanctioned by the IFBB Professional League, the event includes more than 300 men and women pro and amateur athletes competing in bodybuilding, fitness, physique, classic physique and bikini divisions.  A … Read More

Tips to Keep You on Track During the Holidays!

By Gina Aliotti The holidays are right around the corner, but you don’t have to say good-bye to your fitness goals until January 1. This is such a joyous time of year, full of family, friends and, of course, yummy food. As much fun as it is, however, it can also be challenging to stay motivated and on track with … Read More

Fit Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Granola

From the Kitchen of: Robyn Maher Our Fit Recipe series continues with this fall favorite from the kitchen of IFBB Bikini Celeb Robyn Maher.  Try Robyn’s special twist on granola.  A special treat for anyone who loves pumpkin as much as we do!!! Dry Ingredients  3 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup … Read More

Romania Muscle Fest Set for Nov 23-25

Wings of Strength, the same production team that brings you many of the year’s biggest U.S. based events, is expanding into Europe later this month with the Inaugural Wings of Strength Romanian Musclefest, an event that pairs professional and amateur divisions under the direction of super-promoter Tim Gardner.  Fans will be treated to IFBB Professional League sanctioned events to include … Read More

Fitness Tips and Fables

By Gigi Amurao As a fitness professional, I’m constantly being asked questions, many which are pretty crazy and that anyone with a little common sense can figure out. Other questions are more complex, and the answers can differ, depending on whom you ask. Here’s my take on a few that seem to come my way daily. 1) Why does the … Read More

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

A New Biceps Movement from Kris Gethin

Kris Gethin Demonstrates A New Kind of Biceps Set:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.   Kris GethinKris Gethin, … Read More

Sleep Your Way To A Better Body?

By Gina Aliotti You’re on a weight-loss journey, eating a well-balanced diet of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. You have removed all processed foods and most sugars from your diet and are eating lean and green. Your exercise program has been consistent, with four to six workouts a week, and your water intake is on point. For some … 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

New Fitness Olympia Champ Whitney Jones: Was it All Just a Dream?

By Whitney Jones 2018 Fitness Olympia Champ It was 2012, Olympia weekend, and I was walking into the Orleans Arena to watch the finals. I felt the energy and buzz from the lights and music and thought to myself “how epic would it be to step on the Olympia stage one day.” Those “what if” moments can be powerful, and … 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

BIGGER: Movie Trailer Released

It’s the biggest budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time and it’s set to hit select theaters on October 12th.  After a lot of anticipation and a series of delays, we are pleased to report that the official trailer has been released as part of an Entertainment Tonight exclusive!  Directed by George Gallo, the Joe Weider biopic had its red carpet … Read More

WATCH THE OLYMPIA!!!!

Great News!  For those of you who couldn’t make the trip to Vegas for Olympia Weekend, you can catch all the action on the official OLYMPIA WEBCAST from both Friday and Saturday evening. Hosted by Digital Muscle’s Dan Solomon and Hall of Fame bodybuilder Shawn Ray, the events took place at the Orleans Arena where defending champion Phil Heath looked to … Read More

A Rising in the Desert: Reflections on the Rising Phoenix

By: Dan Solomon Editor-In-Chief A quiet suburb of Phoenix, known for its annual ostrich festival and the sprawling Sonoran Desert, the city of Chandler was turned upside down on Saturday when it was invaded by the most well built women on the planet. The people of Chandler fastened their collective seatbelts as their city hosted the 4th edition of the Rising Phoenix Women’s Bodybuilding … Read More

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: Rising Phoenix / Arizona Pro … Read More

Do’s and Don’ts of Bikini Posing

By Evina Del Pizzo Do you ever see bikini competitors onstage and think, “I can do that. I just need to lose some weight, tone up, and get a sparkly bikini”? If it were that easy, I might have been successful at year two of my modeling career. You may not realize the value of the “whole package” that is … Read More

Previewing the Rising Phoenix

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Expect high drama this Saturday (Sept 8th) when the Wings of Strength production team along with Tim Gardner Productions brings the IFBB Professional League Rising Phoenix Women’s World Bodybuilding Championships to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Twenty of the world’s best-built female flexers are set to hit the stage, vying for a prize purse of … Read More

Training Innovation of the Year

Here at DigitalMuscle.com we enjoy recognizing the latest innovations in training, nutrition, and the numerous advances in the way men and women are transforming and healing their bodies.  On behalf of our entire editorial staff, we are pleased to recognize Patty Cummings and her team at Astro-Durance as our Training Innovation of the Year for leading the way as pioneers in … Read More

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, Figure and Physique competition.  Recently … Read More

Super Soup: How Bone Broth Can Improve Your Health and Vitality

By Lindsay Kent Bone broth has become a buzz phrase in nutritional circles, and many people wonder what all the hype is about. The grocery store aisles are filled with chicken, vegetable, and beef soups, broths and stocks.  What’s the difference between them and “bone broth,” and are the benefits of bone broth really better than the others? Breaking Down … Read More

Meet the Director Who Painted a Joe Weider Masterpiece

On October 12th, the motion picture BIGGER lands in theaters as the largest-budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time.  In the weeks leading up to the release, DigitalMuscle.com presents this exclusive series taking you inside this remarkable project.  Thanks to House of Pain Apparel  for sponsoring our coverage! By Dan Solomon Publisher In the celebrity-driven business of movie making, true … Read More

Monsoon Forces Venue Change at the Rising Phoenix Event

By Dan Solomon Publisher The sport of Women’s Bodybuilding has endured its share of challenges over the years, but it might be hard to top what just went down in Arizona.  Only a few short weeks before the 4th Annual Rising Phoenix World Bodybuilding Championships, a monsoon plowed through the area, making its way to Scottsdale, home of the Talking Stick … Read More

Just 2 Years Old….and All Grown Up

By Dan Solomon Publisher The sports nutrition industry is loaded with stories of remarkable success.  I’ve personally witnessed men and women turn ideas into major companies, eventually selling them for enough to create generational wealth, while teaching us the kind of lessons that could inspire an entire business school curriculum.  Each success story is unique, no two are the same. … Read More

Olympia Storylines: The Women

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Olympia buzz is heating up!  Two women’s divisions in particular are sparking speculation, starting with women’s physique, where three-time defending champ Juliana Malacarne has bowed out, deciding to retire from competition and denying fans the long-anticipated matchup between the Brazilian bombshell and Chicago upstart Shanique Grant. Some folks would be calling Grant the favorite long … Read More

The Leading Man Who Brought Joe Weider to Life

On October 12th, the motion picture BIGGER lands in theaters as the largest-budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time.  In the weeks leading up to the release, DigitalMuscle.com presents this exclusive series taking you inside this remarkable project.  Thanks to House of Pain Apparel  for sponsoring our coverage! By Dan Solomon Co-Executive Producer Turning the improbable story of Joe Weider … Read More

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (August)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Monique Leslie, Marketing Director Our ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry continues as DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s fastest growing supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s CEO and is being showcased here … Read More

The 20-Step Guide for Busy People

By Gigi Amurao In today’s busy world, we’re always on the go-go-go. Whether it’s work, play, or rushing to the gym; business travel or vacation; chasing the kids around the house or chauffeuring them around town, or any of a myriad of things that keep our schedules full, we’re always away from home. That’s great, but it wreaks havoc on … Read More

Flex Wheeler Honored in Tampa

The Ben Weider Lifetime Achievement Award, commissioned personally by Mr. Weider only a few months prior to his passing in 2008, recognizes men and women who have dedicated their lives to elevating the sport of bodybuilding.  Now in its 11th year, the list of prior recipients includes Rich Gaspari, Lee Haney, Chris Dickerson, Lee Labrada, Lenda Muray, Corey Everson, Dexter Jackson, Vince Taylor, … Read More

Records Shattered at the Tampa Pro

By Dan Solomon Publisher On most Friday and Saturday nights, in cities across the country, dedicated men and women are flexing and posing at an array of fitness competitions.  The best of the best can be found competing in the IFBB Professional League, the sanctioning body that oversees the world’s most prestigious events, including Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend, the holy … Read More

Flex Lewis Opens the Doors to his Dragon’s Lair

By Dan Solomon Publisher Tucked away in a less-traveled corner of South Florida, The Dragon’s Lair is the cleverly named world headquarters of Flex Lewis, known in bodybuilding circles as the Welsh Dragon, a superstar bodybuilder in the prime of his career. Housed inside this spacious multi-level facility is the kind of gym that could best be described as the … Read More

The No-Gym Summer Circuit

By Gina Aliotti Summer is in full swing and your schedule may be filling up with family vacations, BBQs, and perhaps driving your kids to camps and activities. If you’re a busy mom like me, your time is limited, and you may have to dig extra deep to find the motivation to stay committed to your fitness goals. Don’t let … Read More

Step One: Be On Time!

By Evina Del Pizzo When someone comes to me for training it’s something that I take very seriously. It is more than a relationship of sets and reps, it’s a relationship built on trust and respect. When I get a new client, I am very specific about my expectations. I will do everything in my power to help my clients … Read More

Book Review: Vince’s Secret Locker

By Dan Solomon Publisher Joe Weider used to tell me “Bodybuilding isn’t about the physiques.  It’s about the stories and the things we can learn from our greatest champions.” I was reminded of this recently when I received a copy of a book called Vince’s Secret Locker, a beautifully crafted hard cover special edition authored by Karl Coyne, a bodybuilder … 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 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 the growing community of viewers … Read More

Spotlight on Simulated Altitude Training

By Dan Solomon Publisher One of the perks of a 20-year career in the fitness industry is the chance to witness new innovations impacting human performance, physique transformation and overall athletic achievement.  In some cases, passing trends are disguised as innovation by savvy marketers, but every so often something emerges that makes all of us to stop and take notice, the … Read More

Muscle Buzz: News From Around the Bodybuilding Scene

By Dan Solomon Publisher The Rock Came to Play:  It’s no secret that the larger-than-life world of Dwayne Johnson brings him from city to city, juggling the demands of an unrelenting schedule.  If you follow him on social media you’re well aware that the action star seldom misses a workout.  Recently, while in New York to promote SKYSCRAPER, The Rock snuck away … Read More

Olympia Storylines: Part 1

By Dan Solomon Publisher Bodybuilding’s biggest weekend is fast approaching and for the 20th consecutive year it’ll all go down in Vegas!  After moving from city to city during its first 30+ years, Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend has found what appears to be a permanent home in the city that’s hosted the event each year since 1999.  Set for the … 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

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 the highest quality bronzers and … Read More

6 Ways to Kick Off the Day Right

By Gina Aliotti The way you wake up shapes your entire day. Those initial thoughts and actions set the tone for the remaining hours. Each day is a new day to start fresh and take action. You go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning to a new set of opportunities and choices. The minute you wake … Read More

OLYMPIA WEEKEND IS FAST APPROACHING

By Dan Solomon Publisher For fans of world class physiques and superhero bodies, the biggest weekend of the year is fast approaching.  On September 13-16 Las Vegas will once again host Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend, a tradition that began back in 1965.  This year’s event marks the 20th consecutive year that Vegas will serve as the backdrop for the world’s … Read More

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (June)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Eduardo Silva, Chief of Staff Our ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry continues as DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s fastest growing supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s CEO and is being showcased … Read More

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #6

Quick Tip #6 – A Triceps Finisher:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check back each week as … Read More

Beauty Series Part 3: Eyebrows are Trending!

By Nancy Noreman Eyebrows on fleek? Overnight, eyebrows became the most important detail on your face. For years, eyebrows were overlooked, unless they were noticeably off, but now they have become the major focus, and for some people, a work of art. Ladies and gentlemen, read on. Yes, I said gentlemen. Men are not excluded from Eyebrow Management 101. Dramatic … Read More

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #5

Quick Tip #5 – A New Triceps Movement:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check back each week … Read More

President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (Members Announced)

By Dan Solomon Publisher Last week when President Trump announced his selections for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, all eyes were on the various celebrities hand-picked by the President, household names like Bill Belichick, a Superbowl champion, Mariano Rivera, a baseball legend, Dr. Oz, a television star, and others who have garnered more than a few headlines … 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

WEIDER MOVIE HEADS TO FRANCE FOR SCREENING

By Dan Solomon The highly anticipated film inspired by the remarkable story of bodybuilding pioneer Joe Weider has wrapped up post-production and is on its way to the South of France for its maiden screening.  BIGGER, directed by George Gallo, will be screened privately for international film buyers on May 9th and 12th at the Marché Du Film (Film Market), … Read More

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #4

Quick Tip #4 – A New Kind of Biceps Set:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check back … Read More

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (May)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Stephanie Kaufman, Corporate Controller  Our ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry continues as DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s fastest growing supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s CEO and is being showcased here … Read More

How Badly Do You Want That Six-Pack?

By Gigi Amurao Many people strive to have six-pack abs, tight glutes, and a lean, flawless physique, but what are the costs? As a competitor, I know all too well the trade-offs. For those who don’t, let me enlighten you. It will, I hope, help you decide if you really want to go that route in your day-to-day life, or … 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

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #3

Quick Tip #3 – Try Cable Deadlifts for Full Muscle Contraction:  Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check … Read More

Heart Rate Variability

By Lindsay Kent Heart rate (HR) is controlled by the two arms of the autonomic nervous system. Normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 80 beats, and those who exercise regularly have ranges much lower, from 35 to 50 beats per minute. When you begin to exercise, your body releases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which disables the parasympathetic nervous system, … 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

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #2

Quick Tip #2 – Hamstring Isolation for Real Results:  Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his new Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check … Read More

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 leader in competition sunless tanning, … Read More

Kris Gethin’s Quick Tip #1 (New Series)

Quick Tip #1 – The Single Leg Advantage: Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on advanced training concepts, nutrition and supplementation, DigitalMuscle.com Executive Editor Kris Gethin presents his new Quick Tips Series, aimed at sharing many of the philosophies that helped earn him global acclaim as an athlete, trainer, author, speaker, editor and industry leader.  Check back … 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, 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 CEO and is being showcased … Read More

12 Reasons You May Not Be Reaching Your Fitness Goals

By Gina Aliotti The years are passing, and you’re wondering why you’ve yet to reach your fitness goals. You’re constantly trying new things in hopes that this one will be “it,” only to find yourself back at square one, often further behind than when you started. So here’s my list of 12 common reasons for fitness-program failure and some steps … Read More

Nutrition Confusion: Your Top 10 Diet Questions Answered

By Gigi Amurao Paleo eating, juice cleanses, detox diets, calorie counting, low-carb and how to get six-pack abs—as a personal trainer and coach, I get questions regarding nutrition from all sorts of people, from athletes to middle-aged men and women who want to better their health to physique competitors. Often, it’s tough to give a clear-cut answer, as no two … 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 Bodybuilding.com, has been named Executive Editor and Senior Producer at Digital Muscle, a fitness industry media destination … Read More

Fit Destination: Vancouver

By Paul & Magda Wilk Hey guys and welcome to the second stop of our Rebel Lifestyles fitness road trip! After spending some time in Banff and the Canadian Rockies (you can read about it in our last blog article) we headed west all the way to Vancouver, a beautiful city located in the Canadian province of British Columbia.  Vancouver … Read More

Rosie “Rascal” Harte Comes to DigitalMuscle.com with New Video Series!

Quite possibly one of the fitness industry’s most uniquely diverse personalities, Rosie “Rascal” Harte is the latest addition to the DigitalMuscle.com family of original content providers.  An IFBB Professional Physique athlete, Rosie is also known throughout the UK as a dancer, a singer and a multifaceted fitness celebrity.  Her most sincere passion is to inspire others, providing the tools to … Read More

Overtraining: How to Recognize It and Overcome It

By Lindsay Kent Anyone who trains for a sport or works out intensely can become overtrained. Athletes in particular are susceptible due to their great motivation and the demands of coaches and trainers. How do you know when you are overtrained, and what can you—and your coach—do to keep it at bay? It starts with recognizing the signs. Overtraining Syndrome … Read More

Mind, Body and Soul: Pilates with Rosie the Rascal!

In the latest episode of her MIND, BODY & SOUL series, Rosie “Rascal” Harte is joined by Alison Farrell for a special Pilates class aimed at helping with posture and an array of transformational goals. Produced for DigitalMuscle.com by Giles Thomas. Quite possibly one of the fitness industry’s most uniquely diverse personalities, Rosie “Rascal” Harte is the latest addition to the … Read More

Triceps Tips and More with Coach Broser at Gold’s Venice

The B-Built By Broser training series continues as Eric “Merlin” Broser is joined by bodybuilder Mark Durando to demonstrate a triceps movement that you may wanna add to hear routine, along with other insight directly from Gold’s Gym Venice Beach.  Get all the latest training insight right here at DigitalMuscle.com. Eric Broser has fast risen to elite status as a trainer, strength/contest prep coach, … Read More

4 Steps to Trimming the Fat

By Evina Del Pizzo In my last post, I talked about being lazy and how we often blame laziness when, in fact, a goal was just not a priority. How do we make it a priority? It’s easy to say that someone has “raw determination” or “mental toughness.” These slogans are great in locker rooms for coaches or scouts to … 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, 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 CEO and is being … Read More

Sheena Martin Trains at Gold’s Venice (Iron Diaries)

Our Iron Diaries series, presented by House of Pain and brought to you by RedCon1,  brings you a workout with IFBB Professional star Sheena Martin as she prepares for the upcoming Arnold Classic. Recorded at the world famous Gold’s Gym Venice Beach. Hosted by Dave Bourlet. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More! Dave BourletDave Bourlet has enjoyed a high profile career … Read More

Sergio Oliva Jr Trains Chest with Coach Broser

The B-Built By Broser training series presents a new training session as Eric “Merlin” Broser is joined once again by superstar bodybuilder Sergio Oliva Jr for a Chest workout at Gold’s Gym (Venice Beach) using Coach Broser’s SPEC Training System.  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at DigitalMuscle.com (filmed by Dave Bourlet). Eric Broser has fast risen to … Read More

Ask the Doc – February Episode: Q & A on Hormone Therapy (Video Series)

Dr. Rand McClain, one of the world’s renowned experts in Hormone Replacement Therapies, is back with a new episode of his popular “Ask the Doc” series – now on DigitalMuscle.com. On this February 2018 edition of the show, Dr Rand responds to a first time user who asks if he should worry about Post cycle therapy while on TRT. Hosted by … Read More

Fit Recipe: Vegan Cheese Dip

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha Welcome back to the Bambody Kitchen here at DigitalMuscle.com!!  Today we’re making an antioxidant packed, vitamin rich, cheese dip that is not only delicious but also VEGAN! The main ingredient we’re using… cashews!  Cashews are loaded with essential minerals such as copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.  Looking for lots of vitamins? … Read More

Beauty Series Part 2: Laser Technology

By Nancy Noreman If we are lucky and blessed, it happens. We age. We look in the mirror, and the reflection is older. It is a bit saggy, and, yes, we need to squint to see it. Maybe that is a small blessing—we cannot see the minor imperfections. We pull the mirror closer and examine ourselves. We give a tug … Read More

Sergio Oliva Jr Trains Back with Coach Broser!

The B-Built By Broser training series presents a special training session as Eric “Merlin” Broser is joined by superstar bodybuilder Sergio Oliva Jr for a back workout at Gold’s Gym (Venice Beach) using Coach Broser’s FTX2 Training System in preparation for this summer’s Chicago Pro event.  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at DigitalMuscle.com (filmed by Dave Bourlet). … Read More

New Book: The Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible

Commentary by Dan Solomon There was a time, not long ago, when hormone therapy was a discrete topic, whispered about among the various alternatives to so-called conventional medicine.  Needless to say, a lot has changed in recent years.  Responsible management of hormone levels in men and women has become a gateway to a healthy, balanced and more productive life. Last … 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, 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 CEO and is being showcased … Read More

Fit Recipe: Heart Healthy Potato Skins

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha Have you ever gone out to a restaurant and saw potato skins on the appetizer menu? You think to yourself, “I really want to just throw in the towel on this whole healthy eating thing and shove my face into a plate of cheesy delicious greasy happiness!” Ok, maybe you’re not as dramatic as … Read More

Coach Broser Reveals New SPEC Training System!

The B-Built By Broser training series presents a special 2 part episode as Eric “Merlin” Broser announces his new S.P.E.C. training protocol.  Discover the training program that has all of Venice Beach talking!  Check back soon for more episodes and valuable training info right here at DigitalMuscle.com. Part 1 Part 2 Eric Broser has fast risen to elite status as a trainer, strength/contest … Read More