By Lenda Murray 8 x Ms Olympia As you know we are in the grips of an unprecedented global health crisis that will affect each of us in a multitude of ways! With the spread of the Corona virus as well as the heightened levels of fear, anxiety and stress that are byproducts of the virus we need […]

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 while racking up victories like Mr. America, Mr. Universe and ultimately Winning the Mr. Olympia in 1982 as the oldest […]

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 introduce his Idol onstage to the fans in 2011 at the Return of the Legends Pro Championships in Miami, Florida […]

Where are They Now- Mia Finnegan

By Shawn Ray Mia Finnegan won numerous Fitness Titles prior to becoming the worlds best in 1995 by way of victory at the first ever Ms. Fitness Olympia Contest in Atlanta, Ga. Mia would go on to become a Personal Trainer, Product Endorser, Mother and Mentor to many would be athletes upon her retirement from […]

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 would go on to win a record 8 Ms. Olympia Titles and later become a successful contest Promoter/ Ambassador for […]

Where are They Now: Gunter Schlierkamp

By Shawn Ray The German Giant, Gunter Schlierkamp from Germany rose to prominence around 2002 at the Mr. Olympia after trying to break into the big leagues since 1994. Coming from the back of the pack, this former amateur Mr. Universe clawed his way from out of the top 10 in the Mr. Olympia line-up […]

Arnold Classic 32 in Review!

By Shawn Ray   Arnold Sports Festival Winners in Review: Pro Bikini, Elisa Pecini Pro Figure, Natalia Soltero Pro Women’s Physique, Natalia Coehlo Pro Fitness, Missy Truscott Pro Men Classic Physique, Alex Cambronero Pro Wheelchair, Harold Kelly Pro Stronman, Hafthor Bjornsson Watch the All New Digital Muscle Media Report for the 2020 ASC 32 on […]

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 Champion, 50 year old Dexter “The Blade” Jackson for the Win! William had just the right amount of conditioning with […]

Arnold Classic Ohio News!

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Amid fears about the spreading coronavirus, spectators will not be allowed at most events at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival, the massive annual strongman and fitness expo scheduled to be held in Columbus later this week.The 22,000-plus athletes participating in this year’s festival, also known as the Arnold, will still be allowed to compete […]

FIBO Cologne postponed to second half of the year 2020!

by Shawn Ray FIBO, the world’s largest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, planned to be held in April in Cologne, has been postponed to the second half of the year 2020 due to the developments concerning Covid-19. Commenting on the announcement, Silke Frank, Portfolio Director, FIBO Global Fitness Events, said: “This is not […]

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 to solidify his career and serve notice of his arrival among the worlds best built men. Later, J.J. would go […]

Dexter Jackson Retirement Tour 2020!

By Shawn Ray The hugely successful career and the most consistent bodybuilder of all-time, Dexter Jackson is coming to a close in 2020. Dexter, the former Bantam Weight competitor, eventually would go on to earn his Pro Card by way of winning the 1998 North American Championships and enter his first of 19 Mr. Olympia […]

American Media, LLC Announces Sale of Mr. Olympia and Muscle & Fitness

Digital Muscle Media News- NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark deal, American Media, LLC today announced it has reached an agreement on the sale of the iconic Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend as well as the Muscle & Fitness, FLEX and M&F Hers media brands.  The prestigious Olympia Weekend, held annually in Las Vegas, is home to one of the global […]

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 of the way things were. In 2020 we will meet and interview old-school standouts like; Tonya Knight, Chris Duffy, Shane […]

The 2020 Comeback Interview with Johnnie O. Jackson

By Shawn Ray Former Mr. USA, Johnnie O. Jackson took 2 years off after winning the 2018 Arnold Classic South Africa is now a mere six weeks out from competing in the Arnold Classic Ohio! Johnnie, a notorious Powerlifting champion and widely considered strongest pro bodybuilder since Ronnie Coleman, states he feels stronger now than […]

Shaquille O’Neil named 2020 Mr. Olympia Honorary Ambassador

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend has selected Shaquille O’Neal as its Honorary Ambassador for the 2020 event.  Widely regarded as one of the world’s most recognizable athletes, the selection of the Hall of Famer and 4-time NBA champion is part of the Olympia’s ongoing initiative to reach new audiences, while inspiring men and women across all […]

Exclusive Interview with 1983 Mr. Olympia, Samir Bannout

By Shawn Ray The Lion of Lebanon, Samir Bannout shares his personal thoughts about the upcoming 2020 Mr. Olympia Contest as well as the state of affairs regarding Judging. At just 19 years of age, Samir moved to Michigan from Lebanon in order to pursue his dream of becoming the worlds best built man. In […]

Arnold Classics 2020

By Shawn Ray Arnold Schwarzenegger begins the new decade of 2020 in his backyard of Santa Monica, California with some help from a few of the worlds Strongest Men at the 2nd Annual Arnold Strongman Competition Saturday, January 18th on the Santa Monica Pier!  This is Star Studded event brought people together last year in […]

Digital Muscle: Bodybuilder of the Decade – Phil Heath

By Shawn Ray Since 2010 Phil Heath’s name has been synonymous with Mr. Olympia until 2019 when he finally took a year off to fully recover from back to back surgeries on his abdomen.  Phil’s first Mr. Olympia attempt in 2009 landed him in 5th place, not a bad place to be considering he held […]

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, Breon Ansley for the win! Shawn Ray 12x Olympia Top 5 Finalist, Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame Inductee, International Master […]

Female Bodybuilder of the Year!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a Rock in 2019, it would be hard not to have noticed the resurgence of Women’s Bodybuilding on the landscape of the sport! Wings of Strength and it’s CEO, Jake Wood along with  his relentless Team & Staff, have single handily thrust Women‘s Bodybuilding  back to the front of the line […]

Digital Muscle Media- 2019 Notables of the Year!

How can we discuss 2019 without noting what Libyan born, Kamal Elgarni accomplished? This 47 year old did the very thing many people thought impossible a few short year ago and that was to become the worlds Best Built 212lb Bodybuilder in the world! This past September in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada, history […]

Digital Muscle Media: 2019 Bodybuilder of the Year!

By Shawn Ray There’s one simple reason to chose Brandon Curry as  BODYBUILDER OF THE YEAR=  Winning! Simply put, Brandon has been a study of consistency when it comes to Improving over the years and Winning shows! 2008 NPC USA Championships, 1st 2011 IFBB Mr.Olympia, 8th 2012 IFBB Arnold Classic, 7th 2013 IFBB Arnold Classic […]

Digital Muscle Media: Top Stories of The Year!

By Shawn Ray 10- Where’s Phil Heath? Following 9 consecutive Mr. Olympia appearances that included a run of 7 consecutive victories tying Arnold Schwarzenegger and joining Ronnie Coleman along with Lee Haney as the only four men in the history to lay claim to the title that many times, Phil took a deliberate step off the […]

Digital Muscle Media- Open Men’s Bodybuilding Year in Review

By Shawn Ray Looking back over the year that was 2019, we saw some new faces, comebacks, global expansion and more Pro Cards than ever!Kicking off this past year we all took notice of the arrival of Brandon Curry by winning the 31st, Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio adding that victory to his other two […]

Sharing “The Mind” of guru, Milos Sarcev

by Shawn Ray Milos Sarcev was a very successful professional bodybuilder competing in the early 90’s to mid 2000’s and a gym owner of Kolossium Gym in Fullerton, California from the mid 90’s to around 2004 before the doors closed for good and he moved on to venture into personal training full time. Milos is […]

Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry supports the kids!

November 26, 2019 Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry along with the wife, Brandy Leaver and kids visited and supported an event held for kids of all ages! No kids left the park without a Free a Toy! Brandon was extra chatty as he mentioned to the kids the importance of staying fit and focus on their […]

Jusup Wilkosz RIP

November 19, 2019 Digital Muscle News: Sad news reporting the passing of one of Germany’s Best Built Men, Jusup Wilkosz today. The news broke on social media platform Facebook via his sister Barbara, Arlette & Jochen & family. Jusup Wilkosz (born 1948 – deceased Nov 2019) was a German bodybuilder. He competed in weightlifting before turning to bodybuilding. In […]

The Sandow – Bodybuilding’s Most Coveted Trophy 🏆

By Brian Bullman The Sandow trophy has been bodybuilding’s ultimate prize as long as I have been alive, and for some years before. We, as 21st Century bodybuilding fans, associate this coveted trophy with the Mr. Olympia contest, which has celebrated its 55th anniversary this year, but the Sandow’s history far exceeds that of the […]

Strong warning from Trainer, David Kalick to competing athletes

November 12, 2019 By David Kalick It was a bitter sweet weekend for Training Coach, David Kalick this past weekend in Long Beach, California as he endured the weekend with a sober and distant look in his eyes while bearing witness to veteran 212 Pro, David Henry win yet another 212 Pro Championship that he […]

2019 Niagara Falls Pro/Am 11/15-16th Canada 🇨🇦

By Mindi O’Brien IFBB PRO LEAGUE- 2CHICKS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS THE NIAGARA FALLS PRO/AM Mindi O’Brien (Canada’s top fitness personality) and Bob Cicherillo (The Voice of Bodybuilding) have partnered up to bring back the Niagara Falls Pro Show! The prestigious 2 day event will be held November 15-16th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre located in the heart of […]

Where are They Now: Tom Prince

November 10, 2019 By Tom Prince In 1997, Tom Prince was crowned NPC Overall National Champion to earn his Pro Card. By 2002 following his last contest appearance at the NY Night of Champions his career would end and a battle with failing Kidneys began. Today, Tom sits down to discuss his Life after Bodybuilding […]

2019 Ironman Games Pro Bikini Final Results

November 9, 2019 By Shawn Ray The first night of the Two Day IFBB Pro League weekend in Southern California is complete with Brazilian Winner, Etila Santiago for the Win! Fresh off her 8th place finish at the Ms. Olympia in Las Vegas this past September Etila simply displayed the “It Factor” and the judges […]

Legion Sports Fest- Long Beach, California

Promoter, Chris Minnes Saturday and Sunday November 9-10th the city of Long Beach comes alive! Contest promoter, Chris Minnes kicks things off on Saturday with a huge Expo and Sports Festival featuring: Pole Fitness, Max Reps to Win, Arm Wrestling, Powerlifting, Pro Seminars, Armored Combat, Kick Boxing, MMA and more!!!!! Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00 […]

The Mind and The Muscle behind Romania Muscle Fest- Alina Popa

By Shawn Ray Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s hard not to notice what just took place in Bucharest, Romania over the weekend. A Sold Out venue over two consecutive days, a full Amateur & Pro Line-up, 7 IFBB Pro League Pro Card’s handed out and a select few Mr. Olympia 2020 Qualifying […]

Where are They Now: Dennis Newman

By Shawn Ray At the close of 1980’s, Dennis “In-Human” Newman would emerge from obscurity and blast into the homes of many Americans by way of ESPN’s, American Muscle TV! Dennis won the Teenage NPC USA’s and would later add titles, Mr. California and the eventuality Mr.USA in 1994! As quickly as his star began […]

Cedric McMillan Wins Romania Muscle Fest!

Top 3 Breakdown by Shawn Ray: November 4, 2018 After struggling at the Mr. Olympia in September having received the “Special Invitation” to compete, Big Cedric has continued his quest for improvement by hitting the IFBB Pro Circuit raking up victories in both Hungary and Romania! Cedric stated immediately following his win, “Hey man, I’m […]


Digital Muscle is pleased to present a LIVE webcast of the Wings of Strength Romania Musclefest, an IFBB Professional League Olympia Qualifier. SUNDAY LIVE STREAM SATURDAY LIVE STREAM (WATCH REPLAY) FRIDAY LIVE STREAM / ATHLETE CHECK-IN EVENT (WATCH REPLAY)   Digital Muscle News Wire This section of is reserved for updates and information related […]

Romania Muscle Fest November 1-3

Promoter, Tim Gardner NPC WORLDWIDE & IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE FINALS ROMANIA MUSCLE FEST PRO-AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 •3:30pm LOCATION: WORLD TRADE CENTER / PULLMAN HOTEL @ NEW YORK ROOM Wings Of Strength IFBB Professional League ALL-STAR Seminar featuring !!!FREE ADMISSION!!! Brandon Curry Shawn Ray Lenda Murray  Alina Popa Yaxeni Oriquen  Sergi Constance. FACE CONVENTION CENTER – NPC […]

Where are They Now?

Switzerland’s, Jean Pierre Fux 🇨🇭 JP shares some photos with us from years past. 7 AM without any pump in Switzerland just starting the prep for the 97 Olympia. Versus Dorian Yates at the 97 Olympia. Some photos show that I regretfully didn’t know how to pose and how I could destroy any good picture […]

The Return of Ms. Olympia

By Irene Andersen I wanted to post a note welcoming back the female bodybuilders and the Miss Olympia contest to the Olympia Weekend in 2020. After a five year hiatus, the very best of women’s bodybuilding will be back on the main stage in Las Vegas. This is largely due to the efforts of Wings […]

Ms. Olympia from the Ukraine “I’ll beat Cancer!”

By Valentina Chepiga Born in the Ukraine, a part of Soviet Union (USSR) in 1962 behind the Cold War wall, I had met with lots of struggles and challenges. I was a very vulnerable girl and learned to hide many secrets at a very young age. I didn’t like to share with anyone that I […]

Flex Wheeler undergoes Emergency Surgery!

By Shawn Ray The Fabulous, Flex Wheeler- 3X Mr. Olympia Runner-up, 4X Arnold Classic Winner, has been battling a severe Collapsed Vein issue for quite sometime now to no avail. Speaking to him on the phone the other day he revealed to me that he’s a fighter and will deal with his present circumstances the […]

Bodybuilding Adaptation

By Lenda Murray, 8 x MS Olympia As I enter the gym to workout I am dialed into a very clear, intense and focused mindset. I always start with a good warm up session. I believe in creating a mind muscle connection before I start training. I am visualizing my workout as I head towards […]

IFBB Pro League Announcement

From the Desk of IFBB Pro League President, Mr. Jim Manion: Shawn Ray 12x Olympia Top 5 Finalist, Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame Inductee, International Master of Ceremonies, NPC Contest Promoter, Motivational Speaker, Social Media Influencer, Fitness Journalist ShawnRay.Fitness

Happy Birthday Mr. Olympia!

Happy Birthday Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry!🥳 From all of us at Shawn Ray 12x Olympia Top 5 Finalist, Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame Inductee, International Master of Ceremonies, NPC Contest Promoter, Motivational Speaker, Social Media Influencer, Fitness Journalist ShawnRay.Fitness

Chasing the Shadow

“Chasing the SHADOW” By Brian Bullman  Dorian Yates and I have been friends over the last 2 decades, judging shows and hanging out. However, the effect he has had on my bodybuilding goes back all the way to the 1980’s, 1989 to be exact, when Dorian came to Limerick Ireland to guest pose at a […]

Digital Muscle Names Shawn Ray Editor-In-Chief

Bodybuilding legend turned media standout Shawn Ray has been named Editor-In-Chief of Digital Muscle.  Fresh off its exclusive webcast of the 2019 Olympia, has grown in recent years into a destination for those who follow the world of fitness, bodybuilding, nutrition, training, supplementation and an array of fit minded categories. “Since I retired from […]

NPC Worldwide expands fast in Brazil!

In less than two years, Brazil has become the NPC’s second largest market. The impressive implementation of shows such as the Olympia Brazil, Arnold Classic South America, Musclecontest Nacional and Musclecontest Brazil have shown to the Brazilian public that bodybuilding can be elevated to the highest level.  NPC Executive Director Tamer El Guindy who is […]

Supps: The Movie (Entertainment Spotlight)

PRESS RELEASE:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Feature Documentary on Sports Supplements  On September 5th 2019 producer/director Alex Ardenti released SUPPS: The Movie on Amazon Prime Video in the US  and UK with global distribution available on Vimeo On Demand. SUPPS: The Movie is the first feature length documentary film on the history, evolution and current state of the […]

Wings of Strength Romania Championship: Nov 1-3

  IFBB Pro League Pro/Am Qualifier: 7 Pro Cards at Stake *Mr. Olympia 2020 Qualifier✅ Muscle Fest Pro on November 1-3 in Bucharest, Romania with All Star Seminar featuring Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry! Special Guests: Lenda Murray, Alina Popa, Shawn Ray, Sergi Constance & Yaxeni Oriquen! For Event Details: Digital Muscle News Wire This […]

Helle on Wheels!

By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Trevino Soars at the Rising Phoenix—All-Woman AZ Pro Fields Stellar Lineups in Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Empowering and amazing—overworked words for sure, but nothing short of them describes the 2019 Rising Phoenix Women’s World Bodybuilding Championship and Arizona Women’s Pro mega event that went down in at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel in Chandler, Arizona, […]


By Peter McGough November 30, 1985, was, and still remains, the greatest night in the annals of women’s bodybuilding. A sold out auditorium of 5,000 souls crammed into the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York to witness that year’s Miss Olympia contest. Manhattan had never seen anything like the scenes that surrounded the […]


By Peter McGough The 1980 Mr. Olympia contest staged in Sydney, Australia, remains by far the most controversial in the event’s history. The contention centered on the participation of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had announced his retirement from competition in 1975 after winning six consecutive Mr. Olympia titles. Seemingly only in Sydney to do commentary for […]

Rising Phoenix Webcast (Watch the Replay)’s exclusive FREE webcast of the Wings of Strength RISING PHOENIX, the World Championships of Women’s Bodybuilding, held in conjunction with the ARIZONA WOMEN’S PRO, an IFBB Professional League sanctioned event featuring women’s pro bikini, figure, fitness and physique competition. FINALS: (Replay) Rising Phoenix Bodybuilding World Championships Rising Phoenix Event Preview (Published 9/3/19) By Ruth Silverman Managing […]

Bikini Posing: Do’s and Dont’s

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 […]

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 […]

Meal Prep Basics: Making Chicken Delicious

By Evina Del Pizzo Welcome to another mutinous Monday night. You head for the fridge—and that random bunch of ingredients you picked out at the organic section of your favorite grocery store—in hopes that you will muster up the energy to cook a healthy, flavorful meal that meets your fitness goals. You remember that you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

Editor’s Note: Please welcome 8-time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray to  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 […]

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 […]

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, 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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alina Popa: My Journey to the Top of My Sport

By Alina Popa #1 Female Bodybuilder in the World It’s a Monday morning and the temperature is already dropping here in Colorado, fresh air comes in through the open windows of my new car. The sun is shining in the Mile High city, not a cloud in the sky. As a truck pulls up along […]

Dan Solomon Named VP and Chief Olympia Officer at AMI

NEW YORK, October 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — American Media, Inc. (AMI), the world’s leading publisher of celebrity and active lifestyle media, today announced that Dan Solomon has been hired as vice president and Chief Olympia Officer. In this new role, Solomon will oversee the company’s Olympia brand, which includes the Mr. Olympia Contest, an international […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

Wings of Strength Acquires Digital Muscle Media

For Immediate Release (October 2018) In a move that signals a shift in the category of bodybuilding and fitness media, WINGS OF STRENGTH has acquired DIGITAL MUSCLE MEDIA, an online media property founded by media insider Dan Solomon.  The deal is part of WINGS OF STRENGTH’s strategy to expand its footprint in the global bodybuilding […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

RISING PHOENIX WEBCAST (Replay Now Available), the fitness industry’s media hub, is pleased to present this FREE webcast of the RISING PHOENIX, the World Championship of  Women’s Bodybuilding, presented by Wings of Strength!  Held in conjunction with the ARIZONA WOMEN’S PRO, featuring pro fitness, bikini, figure and physique competition – LIVE from the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino in Chandler, Arizona.  WATCH REPLAY HERE!! Finals: […]

Do’s and Dont’s 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 […]

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 […]

Training Innovation of the Year

Here at 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 […]


Media Event Announced:  For the second straight year, The Rising Phoenix Women’s Bodybuilding World Championship, presented by Wings of Strength, will be aired LIVE as part of an exclusive streaming webcast production.  Held in conjunction with the Arizona Women’s Pro, the day-long event features an all-female lineup of IFBB Professional League Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bikini, […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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, […]