Ask the Doc – July Episode – Q & A on Hormone Therapies (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 July 2017 edition of the show, Dr. Rand answers more questions, sharing years of experience in the field.  Released on July 14th, 2017. Hosted by Dave Bourlet. (Disclaimer: Always … Read More

Fitness Certifications: A Closer Look

By: Matt Weik IML Blog What Fitness Trainer Certification Do You Need? I have a feeling this article may ruffle some feathers, but the facts are the facts. I’ve been a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and sports nutritionist for many years. Guess how many of my clients have asked me who I’m certified through?  The answer is … Read More

Moderate Alcohol for Extreme Bodybuilding?

By Dr. Scott Stevenson, PhD House of Pain Blog Decades later, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “advices” about bodybuilding still inspire introspection (or at least an occasional quotation): Is milk just for babies and should real bodybuilders drink beer? Firstly, from a muscle building standpoint, it’s pretty clear that milk is not “just for babies,” as milk proteins are highly anabolic (4-6, 8, … Read More

Meet Bikini Star Sheena Martin (Video)

Rising IFBB Bikini Star Sheena Martin visits with Dave Bourlet in Venice Beach. Meet the New York Pro Bikini champion in this exclusive DigitalMuscle.com interview presented by House of Pain Ironwear. Visit the Digital Muscle Video Vault for More!! The House Of Pain BlogThis new blog here at DigitalMuscle.com is presented by the world famous House of Pain Ironwear apparel … Read More

PBW Radio Returns…Moves to Venice Beach! (Listen Now)

In a move to restore one of bodybuilding’s great traditions, Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio (PBW) resumes its production schedule, broadcasting from a new location, with new hosts and a new format.  Launched in 2005 by Dan Solomon, the program, presented by DigitalMuscle.com, has logged more than 500 hours of programming, spanning 13 seasons of bodybuilding industry coverage.  The program is the only media … Read More

Gym Style – What’s Yours?

By: Matt Weik The IML Blog Everyone wants to be fashionable. Sometimes people create their own style instead of following trends—and that’s perfectly fine.  Days of the old man sweatpants and beat up t-shirt are gone.  We are in an era where fitness meets fashion.  With brands popping up all over, it’s tough to decide who you want to support. … Read More

Olympia Legend Samir Bannout (Part 1)

Only 13 men have won the Mr. Olympia title.  On this new edition of Training with the Legends on DigitalMuscle.com, Samir Bannout visits with Dave Bourlet at SixPax Gym in Culver City, California for a no holds barred discussion on the way things were…and what they’ve become. Part 1 of 3 – brought to you by House of Pain Ironwear! … Read More

Bikini Competitors: Do You Need a Custom Suit?

Ask the Bikini Coach By Gigi Amurao Hi Coach, Do I really have to get a custom-made suit to do a bikini competition? I can’t really afford one—I’m thinking I’ll get one off the rack, at least for my first show. Does it really matter? I get asked this question all the time, and to be honest, it really is … Read More

Sergio Oliva Jr on Muscle Beach TV (Part 2)

Part 2 His father was one of the most storied bodybuilders of all-time. In Part 2 of a special edition of Muscle Beach TV, IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Champion Sergio Oliva Jr continues his conversation with Dave Bourlet to discuss his remarkable journey in a sport that has defined his family name for nearly 70 years. Recorded outside the famous Gold’s … Read More

Fit Recipe: Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Hey ya’ll!!! Today in the DigitalMuscle.com Bambody Kitchen we’re going to add a little twist to our popular Protein Mac and Cheese (I shared that recipe here a few weeks back). This Cauliflower Mac N’ Cheese is a SUPER low carb version that will have your taste buds screaming with excitement and your summer body … Read More

Iron Diaries: Back Training at Gold’s Venice! (Video)

On a new edition of Iron Diaries at DigitalMuscle.com, Dave Bourlet catches up with bodybuilder Toto Djong as he preps for the upcoming NPC USA’s and his training partner George Thibault at Gold’s Venice. Filmed on June 22nd, 2017 (Less than 6 weeks from contest day). Brought to you by House of Pain Ironwear! Also See: Olympia Champ Dexter Jackson … Read More

Goat Yoga is Real – We “Kid” You Not!

By: Matt Weik IML Blog I had a little fun with the title, so sue me, it’s funny! (If you don’t get it, look up the definition of a baby goat).  If you’re still with me and you stopped laughing (probably at me), there’s actually a new fitness trend called “Goat Yoga.”  No, this isn’t a joke (I’ll spare you … Read More

A Summer of L.A. Bodybuilding!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor I’ll never forget the first bodybuilding contest I ever attended. It was a local show—the Los Angeles Championships, I think—and it was put on at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City, a town that borders L.A.’s Westside and Venice areas. I had just been hired as the editor of Flex magazine and, frankly, had … Read More

Nutritional Science and Gut Bacteria

By Dr. Scott Stevenson House of Pain Blog Good bodybuilders and bodybuilding coaches have long known that everyone’s a bit different: Finding the unique dietary formula that works for the individual is vital for success. Well, there are loads of studies showing biological interindividuality when it comes to things like drug metabolism (e.g., yohimbine (1, 5, 6)] and adaptation to … Read More

Sergio Oliva Jr on Muscle Beach TV

His father was one of the most storied bodybuilders of all-time. On a special edition of Muscle Beach TV, IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Champion Sergio Oliva Jr visits with Dave Bourlet to discuss his remarkable journey in a sport that has defined his family name for nearly 70 years.  Recorded outside the famous Gold’s Gym Venice Beach on June 19th, 2017 – … Read More

Pregnancy: It’s All About the Baby (Don’t Sweat the Baby Fat)

By Nancy Noreman The female body is amazing! Pregnancy is the most incredible thing your body can do. Think about it—you are creating a whole new life! At the recent IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini & Physique competition, I spoke with quite a few women who were pregnant. Some asked questions about what to eat during their pregnancies … Read More

Dexter Jackson on Muscle Beach TV

The biggest names in the world of bodybuilding continue to make their way to DigitalMuscle.com.  This time, the spotlight is on former Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, one of the most decorated bodybuilders of all time.  On this all new edition of Muscle Beach TV, the man known as “The Blade” sits down with Dave Bourlet for a revealing look at … Read More

Video Blog: Dan Solomon on Jay Cutler

DigitalMuscle.com Founder and Publisher Dan Solomon extends a personal word of thanks to legendary bodybuilder Jay Cutler and provides updates on new additions here at the Digital Muscle Media Hub. For more info, contact media@DigitalMuscle.com Visit the New Digital Muscle Video Archive! Dan Solomon, FounderFor two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of … Read More

Tom Platz Exclusive Interview (Video)

Tom Platz – Hardcore Bodybuilder Regarded in bodybuilding circles for his hardcore training style and jaw-dropping leg development, the legend of Tom Platz has inspired countless bodybuilders to push far beyond their limits.  DigitalMuscle.com is proud to present Dave Bourlet’s exclusive interview with Platz, now 61 years old, during a recent seminar appearance at SixPax Gym in Culver City, California.  We hope … Read More

Tom Platz Exclusive Interview – Part 3 (Video)

Part 3 (Class is in session) – In this 3rd and final part of Training with the Legends with Tom Platz, the Golden Eagle takes his pupils thru a grueling set of leg extensions that will push them to their limits while explaining his unique training philosophy. DigitalMuscle.com is proud to present Dave Bourlet’s exclusive interview with Platz, now 61 years old, during a … Read More

Tom Platz Exclusive Interview – Part 2 (Video)

Tom Platz Interview Part 2 – The Squat Regarded in bodybuilding circles for his hardcore training style and jaw-dropping leg development, the legend of Tom Platz has inspired countless bodybuilders to push far beyond their limits.  DigitalMuscle.com is proud to present Dave Bourlet’s exclusive interview with Platz, now 61 years old, during a recent seminar appearance at SixPax Gym in Culver City, … Read More

Ask the Doc – June Episode – Q & A on Hormone Therapies (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 episode someone asks if fragment 171-191 can help burn more body fat, and a 30 year old man’s physician is reluctant to put him on TRT despite symptoms. Released on … Read More

Olympia Legend Dorian Yates on Muscle Beach TV

From 1992 to 1997 Dorian Yates was the king of the bodybuilding world.  Known for a ruthless combination of thickness, dense muscle and grainy, skin-splitting conditioning, the 6-time Mr. Olympia remains a living legend. During a rare visit to the world famous Gold’s Gym Venice Beach, the British superstar caught up with Dave Bourlet for a special edition of Muscle Brach TV (Video brought … Read More

Leg Training at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach!

The DigitalMuscle.com Training Series invites you to meet Venice Beach visitors Peter Lagermand and Anders Trust in town from from Denmark.  Recently victorious at the NPC West Coast Classic in Riverside, California, they were back at it training legs at Golds Gym Venice!  This video is sure to kick start your next leg workout.  See if you can keep up….at your own risk!!!  Video … Read More

Are You a Gym Bro? (Accessory Guide)

By: Matt Weik The IML Blog Let’s face it, there are items that we all use when heading to the gym—the staples. It’s like a ritual we go through before we walk into the weight room and make the daily sacrifice to the Gainz God.  But let’s be clear about one thing.  If you don’t have the items listed below … Read More

Fit Recipe: Protein Cookies

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Who out there has the nickname cookie monster?  Well, I do! And now that I’ve given you some great recipes from my private collection, it’s time to top any meal off with some satisfyingly healthy cookies. But don’t be fooled by the word healthy.  These things are delicious! What you will need: ¼ cup … Read More

Venice Beach’s Dave Bourlet Joins Digital Muscle

In a move to expand its content strategy, Digital Muscle Media has added Venice Beach based bodybuilding insider Dave Bourlet to its team of content providers.  In his new role, Bourlet will serve as a Senior Producer and on-air host for a variety of video series to be featured on the DigitalMuscle.com platform and its syndication partners, including the Apple … Read More

Is it Healthier to be Single?

By: Matt Weik IML Blog I want to begin by saying if you are in a healthy and happy relationship, don’t break it off just because of this article! But I’m going to bring up some valid points as to why I believe being single can improve the overall quality of someone’s health. This is meant to make you think, … Read More

Fit Recipe: Let’s Make Brownies!

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha So who is a chocolate lover… MEEEEE!!!!! In the Bambody Kitchen today we are making a special healthy brownie…. YES! That’s right!!! There is such a thing as a healthy brownie! I have so many different variations of decadent, chocolatey treats to share with ya’ll… today though, we make a perfectly delicious brownie. What … Read More

Gym Membership -vs- Home Gym

By: Matt Weik If you were nearby, you’d hear me shouting “YES!” at the top of my lungs when it comes to building a home gym.  In all honesty, investing in your health is the best thing you could ever do.  Will the upfront cost be a little shocking at first?  Yes, but over time you’ll see the value of … Read More

Fit Recipe: A Healthy Buffalo Chicken Meal

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha In case ya’ll haven’t realized it yet, eating healthy and dieting can be super fun and delicious!!! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed some of my famous desert recipes we’ve been making these last few weeks! Today we are setting our sweet tooth aside for a moment and we’re making a super tasty lunch (or dinner). Sweet potato “bread” … Read More

Fit Recipe: Peanut Butter Blondies

From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher Hey guys! It’s been a while since I checked in here at DigitalMuscle.com with a new recipe. So with Summer fast approaching I thought I’d share one of my favorites!! These scrumptious bars are a protein-based, gluten-free take on a classic desert. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do. Peanut Butter … Read More

Some Basics to Getting into Shape

By: Matt Weik IML Blog Getting in shape doesn’t need to be difficult or taxing—especially if you make it a lifestyle. After some time, things become second nature and it won’t feel out of the norm.  If you want to avoid becoming a statistic, follow these simple tips below to be on your way to a new, healthier you. Monkey … Read More

The 3 Bears: A Story of Muscle Fiber Activation

By Lindsay Kent BeautyFit Blog Having a plan in place is one of the most important weapons you can have in your training arsenal. Without one you end up with a cluttered mess of loads and principles, lacking a planned progression of exercises and repetition ranges built to suit your individual needs and goals. There is so much information out … Read More

Fit Recipes: Low Carb Pasta Alternatives

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Welcome back to the BamBody Kitchen!!! We have whipped up a lot of delicious meals and goodies, and today we are going to dive into some filling pasta ideas. I know, I know; I can hear you saying, “I can’t eat pasta, I’m on a diet!”  Well, today we are going to discover some … Read More

10 Gym Tips and Tricks

By: Matt Weik IML Blog Everyone’s in search of a magic pill to help them achieve the body they’ve always dreamed of. Well, unfortunately it doesn’t exist.  So, for that reason, I’m going show you a few things that can help you achieve your dream physique and improve your overall health so long as you put in the work.  Let’s … Read More

5 Foods That May Be Sabotaging Your Workouts

By Helen Sanders If you’re serious about your workouts, you already know how important the food you put into your body is for supporting your training goals. Food is fuel, and that’s especially true for those who participate in any form of exercise. Time and time again, newbies make the ultimate mistake by following a weight-loss ‘diet’ that allows them … Read More

Stop Comparing Yourself on Social Media!

By Gigi Amurao Is your fondness for social media killing your fitness goals and wrecking your self-esteem? Everywhere you look, people are on their phones, taking selfies, or scrolling through social media. If you want to get in touch with someone, you have at least six different ways to do it—Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat, or Periscope. Gone are the days … Read More

Fit Recipe: Ice Cream (Low Carb/High Protein)

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Alrighty ya’ll, by now your kitchen should be on fire, not literally I hope, with some of the super healthy delicious goodies we’ve been creating every week. Today, I’m going to throw out to you some of my favorite zero and low carb recipes that are super simple and incredibly satisfying. Protein Ice Cream … Read More

10 Tips for Your Fitness Journey

By: Matt Weik When trying to turn poor habits into healthy ones, we often end up falling back into some of those unhealthy choices. Health and fitness is a lifelong journey.  There will be ups and downs and your will is going to be tested.  Here’s 10 health and fitness tips that you can apply to help keep you heading … Read More

Fit Recipe: Healthy Chicken Parm!

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha Hey Ya’ll! If you can’t tell, I have a TOTAL sweet tooth; I love sharing all my healthy recipes and treats with you guys so those that are like me, and NEED your sweet fixes, can satisfy cravings and still maintain a healthy body. However, sometimes, we all want that hearty, homestyle, delicious meal.  … Read More

When a Goal is Just a Goal…

By: Matt Weik IML Blog How many times have you said you wanted to do something and never followed through? Probably more times than you can count, right?  We don’t have a shortage of wants, needs, goals, and aspirations.  The issue comes down to when the reality of the amount of work punches you in the mouth, do you man … Read More

The Best Bar Ever? (Supplement Review)

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

Fit & Single? By Nancy Noreman

By Nancy Noreman Scrolling through Instagram and Facebook, I see so many attractive “Single” people whose statuses advertise their lacking love life. I know many of them, especially some of the hottest women in the fitness industry, who are single and have so much to offer yet have the hardest time in the singles scene. Why are all these “great … Read More

Springing Into Summer Shape (A Procrastinator’s Guide)

By Evina Del Pizzo Bathing suit weather is coming! When it gets here, some people will be ready to show off the body they’ve been working hard for all year, while others will be hustling last minute to get ready for that special pool party they’ve been planning to attend for months. If you fall in to the pool-ready group, … Read More

How To Choose a Personal Trainer

By: Matt Weik The IML Blog Are you ready to kick things up a notch and hire a personal trainer to put you through the ringer? Or, maybe you’re just starting out and you want to make sure you have the proper form before you start conquering the gym alone? Either way, you’ll want to make an informed decision on … Read More

The “Topical” Topic: Reviewing MuscleGelz

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

Ask the Bikini Coach!

By Gigi Amurao Got a question for the Bikini Coach? If you’re new around here – My name’s Gigi Amurao, and I’m a veteran trainer and coach and an active IFBB bikini pro. If you’re not familiar with me, check out my other DigitalMuscle.com articles where I write about pretty much anything I want. As a fitness professional and mentor, … Read More

Do We Need an App to Make Healthy Choices?

By: Matt Weik A new app was launched in late 2016 called “Order Healthy.” The app is designed to help you make healthy decisions when it comes to eating meals away from home.  Maybe you’re enjoying a night out on the town and you sit down to eat at a nice restaurant?  What do you order?  This app might just … Read More

Fit Recipe: Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Hey Ya’ll! Welcome back for another healthy, DELICIOUS recipe!  If you’ve been following, you know how much I freaking LOVE breakfast (any time of day).  If you’re new here, be sure to check out some of the other fit recipes that I’ve shared so far.  Today we’re making some delicious, fluffy pancakes! Heck yeah!!! If you’re like … Read More

Fit Destinations: Sedona & White Sand

By Paul and Magda Wilk Hi Guys and welcome back to our fitness and travel blog. We want to first thank everyone who has been following us here at DigitalMuscle.com on our travel blog and a special thanks to everyone who has joined us on some of our amazing fitness road trips! Today we’ll tell you about 2 recent destinations; … Read More

Fit Recipe: Protein Fudge!

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Hey ya’ll! So… who’s been enjoying my low carb waffles for every meal of the day??? If you aren’t, and have no idea what I am talking about, make sure you take a look back at the “low carb waffle recipe” from last week! What do you do when you’ve been so good all … Read More

Should You Eat Before Exercise?

By: Matt Weik There has been a debate for quite some time on whether you should eat before you exercise or if you should exercise when in a fasted state. The banter has been enough to turn people blue in the face arguing their point of view.  Theories have gone back and forth for both sides, yet we never had … Read More

Understanding Sugar Alcohols

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog Planning meals, calculating macronutrients, and carefully reviewing food labels are part of the daily routine of most health-conscious people. To that end, you should be paying attention to sugar, especially if you are focused on carbohydrate control and losing weight. The three main macronutrients are protein, which is calculated at four calories per gram; … Read More

Fit Recipe: High Protein-Low Carb Waffles

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha Hey ya’ll!!! so, we’ve covered a healthy snack and a nutritious dinner (if you haven’t checked out my protein mac and cheese… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!) Now, it’s time for my favorite meal of the day… breakfast! Breakfast foods are the MVP of life! In the Bambody house, we eat breakfast for lunch, … Read More

Insect Based Protein?

By: Matt Weik IML Research Blog Remember back when you were in school and you were taught that people ate bugs to survive in the wilderness? Remember how disgusting that sounded?  Well, now companies are expecting you to do that for fun.  What?!  Well, it seems like my reaction is the same as the majority of consumers out there—at least … Read More

Are You Ready to Commit? (Take the Quiz)

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

Understanding Periodization – The Training Blueprint

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

Fit Tips: Walk Before You Run!

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

Arnold Classic: Cedric Wins in Columbus!

After settling for a runner-up spot a year ago, Cedric McMillan captured one of the bodybuilding world’s most coveted titles by winning the 2017 Arnold Classic.   Showcasing an impressive combination of size, symmetry and conditioning, McMillan pocketed a $130,000 winner’s check.  While most of the top ranked bodybuilders chose to forego the event, McMillan and 25 year old Dallas McCarver … Read More

Arnold Classic: Friday Night Results

It was an exciting Friday in Columbus as the fitness industry gathered for the annual Arnold Sports Festival, the multi-sport event that merges more than 70 different sports and 18,000 athletes, while welcoming more than 200,000 fans. At the center of the weekend is the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championships and a host of other IFBB sanctioned events. Here are the … Read More

You 2.0 (A New Version of Yourself)

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

Stop Making Excuses!

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

A Guide to Eating at the Arnold!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor The first time I attended the Arnold Classic, back in the ’90s, it was a lot smaller but still very special. Our dining experiences not so much. The highlights included an old-style steak house near the Ohio State Capitol—red banquettes and veteran waiters in tuxes (special in its own way)—and a midnight drive-through at a … Read More

It Started with a Handshake: Arnold Classic History 101

By John Hansen Promoters Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer are gearing up once again for their Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio for the 29th year. Starting in the Spring of 1989, Schwarzenegger and Lorimer began promoting one of the premier bodybuilding events.  After years of promoting the Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe (World Bodybuilding Championships) and the Pro Mr. World … Read More

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

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

Fit Recipe: Savory Crustless Quiche

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

Bodybuilding Radio Returns for 13th Season!

It’s Back!!!  The show that started it all returns for its 13th season covering the world of bodybuilding.  Hosts Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls kick things off on PBW Radio with commentary on the muscle scene in Kuwait along with a look at the curious decline in star power at the upcoming Arnold Classic, a lineup without a single member of the Olympia Top 6.  … Read More

Digital Muscle Update!

By Dan Solomon Publisher Hey Guys!  Been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write something for my blog.  The focus around here at DigitalMuscle.com is on expansion and we’ve had ourselves a productive few months.  Our days are focused mostly on evaluating new content providers and new audiences.  2016 was a big year for us.  We got … Read More

A Workout to Manage Diabetes?

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

A Fit Road Trip: Arizona!

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

Kids: Cyber-Cycling for Behavioral Issues?

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

Exercise: A Cure for Childhood Depression

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

Interview: A Conversation with Mike Arnold

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

Training: Understanding the Stretch-Shortening Cycle

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

Goal Setting 101: The SMART System

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

New Study: Serve Yourself

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

Fit Recipe: Luscious Coconut Brownies – High Protein!

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

Supplement Commentary: The Future of the Pre-Workout

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

Is a Bikini Contest a Beauty Pageant?

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

Report: Big News For Your Joints!

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

Is Bikini Competition For You?

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

Forget About Resolutions. Make a Plan!!!

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

Is There a Pathogen Killer Right Under Your Nose?

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

Calorie Burning 101: Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption

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

Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Lead to an ALS Breakthrough?

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

Holiday Reminder: 40 Reasons to Keep Exercising!

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

Fit Recipe: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

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

GABA: The Forgotten Amino Acid (New Research)

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

The Yucatan Peninsula: A Fitness Paradise

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

A Movie with Muscle: Reviewing “100% Nasty”

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

Young Female Athletes: The Risks!

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

Arnold Notebook: Early Look at New Events!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor I know, I know. 2016 is barely over, and I’m already thinking about next March, but last week’s email brought a press release about the big, fabulous Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio—and how much bigger and more fabulous it will be in 2017—and the excitement started to build. Full confession: DigitalMuscle.com is currently in … Read More

Tempo Training: Follow the Beat!

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

Weight Loss & Cancer Risk

By: Matt Weik It’s no secret that our great nation has an issue with obesity—mainly, putting the fork down and walking away from the table!  With more than 60% of our population being overweight, something has to change to ensure longevity and our overall quality of life as we age.  Illnesses are on the rise, including things like cancer, heart … Read More

Supplement Review: The “Execute” Pre-Workout

By Matt Samansky Supplement Review Editor  How can new supplement companies diversify their product line when it’s part of a market flooded by thousands? Rise Performance is one of these young companies that hopes to deliver a new concoction to the pre-workout genre. I was lucky enough to acquire a sample of their debut offering, a pre-workout called  “Execute”. Let’s … Read More

Exercise and Avoid Knee Surgery

By: Matt Weik Anyone who has had a meniscal tear requiring surgery knows they never want to go through that again!!! And now they might not have to. Researchers are saying that supervised exercise therapy might be as effective as having surgery for middle aged individuals.  This might be a relief to many of you as the occurrence of a … Read More

The TEF Factor: Maximizing Metabolism & Energy

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog Getting clients to make important shifts in their nutritional habits and understand the impact it will have on their goals is often a trainer’s biggest challenge. One key change that seems to terrify our clients, especially women, is the notion of eating more to lose weight. Somewhere along the way, they have come to … Read More

Industry Spotlight: Meet Heinz Senior

By Dan Solomon The fitness & bodybuilding community is comprised of a passionate and diverse group of men and women who have devoted their lives to staying fit, building muscle and living longer. Since my arrival in this industry I’ve always held a special appreciation for the cultural diversity within this unique sub-culture.  The language of fitness is spoken in … Read More

The Research Says: Walk Away From Your Desk!

By: Matt Weik It seems for years that we have generalized the health risks of living a sedentary lifestyle—but we’ve never really pinpointed exactly how many hours a day of being sedentary would be needed to induce health risks, specifically heart disease. Researchers have now released data that explains at what point people need to worry about their lifestyle choices … Read More