The Power of “C” – A Vitamin Unlike Any Other!

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor Most of you have grown accustom to reading my advice and theories on hardcore bodybuilding.  So this week’s blog article may surprise some of you.  Let’s face it, there’s nothing “hardcore” about Vitamins…….but this proves that some of the most valuable supplements can be found in the “simplest” places.   Supplementing the diet with basic, … Read More

The Brotherhood of Bodybuilding

By Dan “The Mayor” Dillon I just returned from a trip to Montanari Brothers Gym, one of the East Coast’s great gyms, and I’m not sure if I will ever sleep again.  For my friend Rob and I, this was our first trip to the New Haven based gym, and man was it impressive!! It invokes the spirit and soul … Read More

Are you EATING a good night’s sleep?

By Max Plasencia, Lifestyle Editor If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, struggling to fall (or stay asleep) you may need to re-consider your eating habits before bedtime. Several studies have found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter and more disrupted sleep. The studies are showing that greater fiber intake … Read More

True Grit: Your Success Depends On It!!!

By Aaron Singerman People generally attribute success to intelligence. The general public thinks you must be very smart or very gifted to achieve true success, especially in the case of overwhelming success.  I disagree. I think the #1 thing someone NEEDS to become successful is GRIT. Webster’s defines Grit as, “Mental toughness and courage” and “firmness of mind or spirit, … Read More

Supplement Review: 5% Nutrition’s “Kill It”

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Rich Piana has been the victim of internet trolls since the minute he entered the YouTube fitness community almost four years ago, but his pre-workout “Kill It,” is no joke.  Whether you know him as a bodybuilder, real estate mogul, or owner of 5% Nutrition, you know Rich as an “all or nothing” kind … Read More

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HALL OF FAME: CLASS OF 2016 ANNOUNCED

By Roger Lockridge Dr. Robert Goldman and the members of the International Sports Hall of Fame have announced their selection of world champion athletes that make up the induction class of 2016.  Past inductees include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Cory Everson, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, and several other icons of their sport.  The 2016 induction class includes:   Ronnie Coleman … Read More

Pregnant & Powerful

By Chaundra Tangi I competed as an IFBB Figure Pro since its inaugural year in 2001 and I’ve been personal training since 1999. As a natural competitor my form of training has always been heavy and intense in the weight room. I was born with only one kidney, so I’ve had to work twice as hard to gain and maintain … Read More

My New Home Here at Digital Muscle!

By Tad The Diet Coach, NPC Content Editor Hi All, Welcome to my new home here at Digital Muscle! Many of you already know me as a nutritionist and a contest prep coach for the last 27+ years, but I am also known for being Mr. Positivity!  Yes, I am a diet coach and I do work with hundreds of … Read More

Industry Spotlight: Matt Meinrod

By Dan Solomon, Publisher From Hollywood to the NFL, they’ve migrated to the fitness industry, a place ripe with opportunity.  The fitness & bodybuilding world seems to appeal to all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of celebrity. The focus of this week’s Industry Spotlight was one the most coveted high school football recruits in the United States…….eventually playing on … Read More

Supplement Review: Machine Whey

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Looking at my slate of supplement reviews, it’s no secret that I spend a good deal of time browsing the various bodybuilding forums and YouTube fitness channels. This review will add to that list. Machine Whey is the crown jewel of MTS Nutrition, the supplement company owned by YouTube personality, Marc Lobliner.  The man … Read More

Arnold Memories: From a Hardcore Fan!

By Dan “The Mayor” Dillon With the kickoff of a new IFBB pro bodybuilding season, it’s hard to believe that my love of bodybuilding has now lasted for more than 30 years!  The arrival of a new season always makes me reflect back on all the great times bodybuilding has given me and the anticipation of what lies ahead for … Read More

Supplement Review: Hydroxycut Hardcore

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor January.  It’s one of my least favorite months of the year.  Cold, windy, and thanks to daylight savings, it’s dark.  Above all, January is the month of repentance for all of my binging throughout the holidays!  It’s usually sometime during the first week of this melancholy month that I, like many of you, supplement … Read More

Batman Was Natural

By John Hansen, Natural Bodybuilding Editor Hey guys. a heartfelt welcome to my NEW blog here on Digital Muscle.  Honored to be a part of this new and rapidly growing media site. Dan and I have known each other for a long time and I’m comfortable to say that we share many of the same values.  I’ll be serving as … Read More

Make This the Year You Finally Go….

By Roger Lockridge If you’re into fitness and you’ve never been to the Arnold Sports Festival, it’s time you made the trip. Everything you’ve ever seen or read online or in print comes to life right in front of your eyes. That may sound like hyperbole, but I still remember my first trip to Columbus as if it were yesterday. … Read More

New Editors Announced: A Digital Muscle Growth Report

By: Dan Solomon, Publisher When I began working on Digital Muscle, I had no expectations.  There was no plan in place.  I sort of just started building, one brick at a time – pulling together a variety of resources.  I made a few phone calls, called in a few favors, and took a good look around – closely examining what … Read More

The First Time I Met a Pro Bodybuilder…

By Dan “The Mayor” Dillon Back in 1995 I attended the Night Of Champions, one of New York City’s legendary bodybuilding events of that era.  I had never met a pro bodybuilder before.  I was excited to see what these guys were like in person. Me and my boy Rob went up to Shawn Ray’s table to take a picture … Read More

Let’s Talk Supplements!!

Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Welcome to Supps with Samansky, Digital Muscle’s weekly supplement review series! Before I begin breaking down products, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself beyond what my short biography reads above.  You’ll be hearing a lot from me in the future, so we might as well get to know each other. I love … Read More

Sign A Contract… It’s More Than Just a “Goal”

By Roger Lockridge Have you resolved that THIS is the year that you’ll do something incredible?  If so, that’s great. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions are forgotten by February 1st and some a whole lot sooner than that. Would you like to make this the year those goals reach the finish line? Here’s something I used to do with clients … Read More

Stay in the Game….after 40!!!

By Chaundra Tangi For an old-school bodybuilder like me, it was a bit challenging to accept that my 41-year old body isn’t quite the same as my 25-year old body. When I began to seriously lift weights over 19 years ago, I had the mindset of a “smaller” athlete, one who had to lift heavy weights with low reps. Many … Read More

DigitalMuscle.com Named Exclusive Webcast Home of the 2016 Arnold Classic!

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DigitalMuscle.com Named Exclusive Webcast Home of the 2016 Arnold Classic! COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of an evolving fitness & bodybuilding media category, DigitalMuscle.com has been named the exclusive webcast provider of the 2016 Arnold Classic on March 4-5.  Widely regarded as one of the year’s biggest online attractions, theFREE Webcast will air on the recently … Read More

Straight Talk for the New Year!

By Roger Lockridge How often have you logged on to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, seen the images or videos of some jacked dude or a hottie looking amazing, and thought to yourself “What I would give to look like that”? Perhaps you’ve aspired to make it onto a competitive stage, or to try your luck at modeling, but you … Read More

The Fitness Field: An Insider’s Keys to Success in 2016

By Rob Ziruolo, Site Manager A new year is upon us, and once again it’s time to engage in the annual self-reflection that most of us embark upon this time of year.  Looking back, was it a good year?  Is your 2016 starting point a stronger position than where you stood a year ago?  Did you reach your goals for … Read More

Don’t Let a Diet Ruin the Holidays!!!

By Chad Nicholls During this time of year, there is never a shortage of self-glorified diet gurus and experts out there giving you advice on how to “survive” the holidays without ruining your diet and your physique.  Truth be told, if you’ve done everything RIGHT up to this point, enjoying a holiday feast is NOT going to wreck your physique … Read More

Cardio for Muscle Contraction?

By Ben Pakulski Most people jump onto a cardio machine with the desired end result of ‘getting their heart rate up’, or maybe to ‘get their body temperature up to burn some calories’.  Sound familiar? Of course it does. Basically, we’re all looking for the most effective and efficient way to shed a few pounds of body fat, right?  It’s … Read More

When The Mayhem Begun

Chad Nicholls

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor Back in 2001, as the millennium ushered in an assortment of new technologies, I decided to leap into the world of internet forums with a site called Muscle Mayhem.  I had a distinct vision.  I wanted to make the Mayhem site different from other forums – a welcoming place for all to visit and interact.  … Read More

A New Adventure

By Dan Solomon, Publisher My First Blog Entry:   The 1998 Mr. Olympia – the night an underdog police officer from Texas shocked the world……a triumph that changed the course of Ronnie Coleman’s life.  — For bodybuilding fans, it was the start of a dynasty.  For me, it was the beginning of a career. Hours after the contest ended I … Read More