2017 Ben Weider Award Presentation

By Dan Solomon Publisher On Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, I had the great privilege of presenting the prestigious “Ben Weider Lifetime Achievement Award” to Robin Chang, the talented & dedicated promoter of Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend.  We were also honored to have NPC and IFBB Pro League President Jim Manion on hand to make it a moment … Read More

Technology Update: Fitness Apps to Keep You on Track

By: Matt Weik The Apple iWatch has been around for quite a while now and has several versions to choose from. Regardless of the version, there are some great apps out there that can help you with your health and fitness goals.  This article will showcase some of the top health and fitness apps for the iWatch and they won’t … Read More

Iron Diaries: Regan Grimes Blasts Arms at Gold’s Venice

With his professional debut only days away, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Regan Grimes and his Trainer Chris Lewis blast arms for DigitalMuscle.com’s Dave Bourlet at Gold’s Venice.  This episode of Iron Diaries is presented by House of Pain Apparel. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com 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 brand. … Read More

Flex Wheeler Discusses Improbable Comeback on Muscle Beach TV

Legendary bodybuilding champion Flex Wheeler has not competed in 14 years.  His recent comeback announcement is the year’s biggest bodybuilding story, fueling plenty of debate, some concern, and a whole lot of excitement.  In this exclusive Muscle Beach TV interview on DigitalMuscle.com, Wheeler opens up on several topics, including his health, his motivations, and the chance to return to the Olympia stage.  Muscle Beach TV is … Read More

Fit Recipe: High Protein Brownie Blizzard!

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha I don’t know about ya’ll, but here in Florida it is HOT!!! The summer heat is intense and what a better way to cool off then a delicious, cool, satisfying brownie blizzard.  “But wait Stefanie, what about my abs???”  I hear ya, but don’t worry. Just like all of my recipes, this is a … Read More

Talkin’ Training on PBW Radio!

On a new edition of Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide Radio the focus shifts to training!  Hosts Dave Bourlet and Eric Broser are answering your questions on a variety of topics. Also this week, Neuromuscular Therapist Steve Murphey joins the discussion.  This week’s episode is brought to you by Ironmag Labs and by House of Pain Apparel. Use the player above to listen now or … Read More

Olympia Legend Samir Bannout (Part 2)

Part 2:  On this edition of the Training with the Legends Series on DigitalMuscle.com, Samir Bannout continues his discussion with Dave Bourlet at SixPax Gym in Culver City, California.  This time the focus shifts to training!  Part 2 of 3 – brought to you by House of Pain Ironwear! Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More! The House Of Pain BlogThis new … Read More

Iron Diaries: Upper Body Tune-Up at Gold’s Venice

With the biggest contest of his life only a few days away, Super-Heavyweight bodybuilder Douglas Fruchey visits with DigitalMuscle.com’s Dave Bourlet for a final tune-up at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach as he prepares for the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships.  This episode of Iron Diaries is presented by House of Pain Apparel. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More! The House Of … Read More

11 Reasons Why Being Fit Sometimes Sucks!

By: Matt Weik IML Blog Ok, being fit doesn’t really suck. But, there are some instances where it can cause a bit of frustration.  This article is meant to be fun — showcasing some of those unexpected headaches that being fit can cause.  If you’re among the seriously fit, I’m hoping you chuckle reading it….the way I did writing it. … Read More

Portion Control and Serving Sizes: How Much Should You Eat?

By Gigi Amurao Over the past decade or so, portion sizes have tripled in the U.S., a key factor in the devastating increase in obesity among children and adults. Supersized portions at fast-food restaurants have distorted what Americans consider a normal meal, and that affects how we eat at home. Larger portions mean more calories, which in turn can aid … Read More

Iron Diaries: Shoulder Training at Gold’s Venice

As the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships approach, Toto Djung & George Thibault train delts just 1 week before the event. The Iron Diaries series is a presentation of DigitalMuscle.com and brought to you by House of Pain Apparel.  Produced by Dave Bourlet at Golds Gym Venice Beach, California. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com Video Vault for More! The House Of Pain BlogThis … Read More

PBW Radio Heads to Vegas for NPC USA’s

As the 2017 NPC USA’s approaches, PBW radio hosts Dave Bourlet and Eric Broser take to the air for a look ahead to the big event and a visit with co-promoter Tamer El Guindy.  Bodybuilding talk radio is brought to you this week by Ironmag Labs and by House of Pain Apparel. Use the player above to listen now or access show with … Read More

Fit Recipe: Fat Free Protein Spinach Dip

From the Kitchen of: Stefanie Antorcha It’s that time of year; summertime is here! It’s time for bathing suits, family vacations and BBQ. The good news is we can do it all AND still stay fit and healthy doing it! Today I’m going to give you a recipe for one of my SUPER popular requests! Today we will make a … Read More

Understanding Inflammation – Part 1

By Lindsay Kent BeautyFit Blog Inflammation is a common term that encompasses both acute and chronic conditions in the body. Acute inflammation occurs when the body experiences an injury or illness and then produces the hormonal response to healing, removing the intruder. For example, when you accidentally cut your skin, your body immediately produces hormones and chemicals to heal the … Read More

Cutler on Kai: Jay Chimes In On Muscle Beach TV

In this second installment of the DigitalMuscle.com exclusive interview at his Las Vegas home, former Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champ Jay Cutler speaks openly about the controversial career choices of present day superstar Kai Greene. Muscle Beach TV is a presentation of DigitalMuscle.com. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Have You Visited the Digital … Read More

Is Coffee Making You Fat?

By: Matt Weik IML Blog Coffee, the most consumed morning beverage ever. In fact, they say that around 54% of American adults need their cup of Joe every morning, regardless of the temperature outside.  Have you ever gone past a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and no one was in line?  Me neither.  I don’t even think it’s possible.  People wait … Read More

Plyometrics: Give Your Workouts a Boost!

By: Evina Del Pizzo Power development is not just for athletes. It has tremendous benefits for the general population as well. How is power developed? Plyometrics! The word plyometric is a combination of two Greek words—plio, which means “more,” and metric, or “measure.” Literally, then, it means a “greater measure,” but a practical definition of plyometric exercises would be, “quick, … Read More

Jay Cutler Talks Retirement & Comebacks on Muscle Beach TV

In a new episode of Muscle Beach TV at DigitalMuscle.com, 4-time Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding Champ Jay Cutler invites us into his Las Vegas home for Part 1 of a 2 part series where he discusses retirement, the idea of a comeback, and other topics.  Hosted by Dave Bourlet. Visit the Digital Muscle Video Vault For More!   Dave BourletDave Bourlet has … Read More

Fit Recipe: Low Carb Nutella Crepes

From the Kitchen of Stefanie Antorcha In the Bambody kitchen today here at Digital Muscle we’re going to spend about 10 min whipping up a delicious high protein, low carb crepe. If your summer is anything like mine, between work, kids, and… well… life,  time is something we don’t have a lot of so every minute counts. Try carving out … Read More

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