Dan Solomon Named VP and Chief Olympia Officer at AMI

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

Stars Gather for Red Carpet Premiere

The highly anticipated release of the movie BIGGER continues to build momentum. During a special media event held last week in Las Vegas, the red carpet was rolled out for some of the film’s all star-cast.  Based on the real life story of bodybuilding & fitness pioneer Joe Weider, the movie is set to land in select theaters nationwide beginning … Read More

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

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

WATCH THE OLYMPIA!!!!

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

Olympia Storylines: The Women

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

Flex Lewis Opens the Doors to his Dragon’s Lair

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

Olympia Storylines: Part 1

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

OLYMPIA WEEKEND IS FAST APPROACHING

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

Dwayne Johnson Looks Back on Olympia Weekend

The 2017 edition of Olympia Weekend was loaded with fresh storylines. Among them was the arrival of Seven Bucks Productions, a company owned and operated by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his long time partner Dany Garcia.  When the weekend ended, the Seven Bucks crew produced this 15 minute highlight video capturing the energy and the stories that made this … Read More

JOE WEIDER MOVIE SCORES MAJOR CAST

By Dan Solomon Publisher The announcement has taken the bodybuilding world by storm and the best of Hollywood is lining up. The world’s most celebrated showcase of physique transformation was held last month in Las Vegas,  Olympia Weekend, a tradition started by the man who changed the way the world views muscle.  Joe Weider died 4 years ago, but his crusade began in the 1940’s, … Read More

Jim Manion Breaks Silence – Explains NPC/IFBB Amateur Break-Up

DigitalMuscle.com Exclusive! – In a historic meeting held during Olympia Weekend, NPC President Jim Manion met with IFBB Amateur President Rafael Santonja to inform him that the NPC has decided to end its long standing relationship with the IFBB. As rumors circulated, confusion set in as the industry questioned how the split would impact competitors in the U.S. and abroad. For … Read More

Dan Solomon’s Olympia Reflection

By Dan Solomon Publisher I typically enter the building long before the crowds arrive, a world-class arena that hosts sporting events, concerts and just about anything suited for its 10,000 seat configuration. On this night the Orleans Arena, two miles off the Las Vegas trip, belonged to the event that crowns the top bodybuilder in the world. When I first see the stage … Read More

WATCH THE OLYMPIA WEBCAST (Amazon.com)

The 53rd edition of Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend is set for Friday and Saturday (September 15-16) in Las Vegas.  Highlighted by Phil Heath’s pursuit of a 7th consecutive title, a victory would leave him just one win shy of equaling a record set by both Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman.  Fitness champ Oksana Grishina will try to garner a 4th straight title amid reports that … Read More

Fitness Champ Oksana Grishina on Muscle Beach TV

On a new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV, Oksana Grishina, the greatest pro fitness athlete of all time, visits as she prepares for her final Fitness Olympia. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Have You Visited the Digital Muscle Video Vault? Muscle Beach TV SeriesMuscle Beach TV is a part … Read More

Hidetada Yamagishi Visits Muscle Beach TV

On a new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV, Japanese bodybuilding legend Hidetada Yamagishi reveals why he’s chosen to sit out the 2017 Mr. Olympia during this rare interview in Venice Beach, California. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Have You Visited the Digital Muscle Video Vault? Muscle Beach TV … Read More

Dallas McCarver’s Final Interview

By Dan Solomon Publisher In the early hours of August 22nd, Dallas McCarver’s life came to an unexpected end.  At just 26 years old, this young man had already earned a reputation as one of his sport’s hardest workers, a gentlemen in every sense of the word. Known for his humility and a unique brand of southern charm, the news of his death sent shockwaves throughout … Read More

Olympia Update: Danny Hester Signs Competitor Contract (Video)

Defending Olympia Classic Physique champ Danny Hester makes his title defense official when he signs his competitor’s contract with the help of his friend, Hollywood film legend Mickey Rourke.  Exclusive DigitalMuscle.com video shot at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach.  For more info on the 2017 Olympia Weekend, including tickets, visit www.MrOlympia.com. Muscle Beach TV SeriesMuscle Beach TV is a part of … Read More

Dan Solomon is Talkin’ Olympia on Muscle Beach TV

On a new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV Series, bodybuilding insider Dan Solomon is in the hot seat discussing the upcoming Mr. Olympia contest, hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you this week by House of Pain Apparel and IronmagLabs. Have You Visited the Digital Muscle Video Vault? Muscle Beach TV SeriesMuscle Beach TV is a part of the DigitalMuscle.com … Read More

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

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

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

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

When Sin City Becomes FIT City

By Magda and Paul Wilk Today we’re writing from Sin city which turns into Fit City each year during the annual Olympia weekend. Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world,  becomes the center of the bodybuilding world each September!  It’s one of our favorite destinations. Nowhere else will you see so many fit people in one place! We come here every … Read More

PBW Radio: A September to Remember in Bodybuilding

Closing out a historic month in the world of professional bodybuilding, the PBW Radio crew takes to the air to recap an epic month that included the Phil Heath’s 6th Olympia title, Dexter Jackson’s record-setting 27th pro victory, and other headlines from around the IFBB’s global bodybuilding scene.  Hosted by Dan Solomon and Chad Nicholls and brought to you by Ironmag … Read More

Phil Heath Wins 6th Olympia Title! – By Dan Solomon

By Dan Solomon Publisher For the sixth straight year, the Sandow Trophy, awarded to the world’s top bodybuilder, will board a flight from Las Vegas to Denver.  36 year old Phil Heath, from Colorado, has won the 2016 Mr. Olympia title and there was very little question about it.  Heath silenced his critics with a physique too formidable for any of … Read More

Stan McQuay Discusses Bid for Classic Physique Olympia Title

DigitalMuscle.com Interview Series In 2016, the NPC and IFBB Pro League launched the new Classic Physique Division in an effort to provide a home for a more classic, streamlined physique, reminiscent of the days when bodybuilders were celebrated for their aesthetics.  In this special one-on-one interview, Dan Solomon visits with Stan McQuay, a veteran bodybuilder who finds himself as one of the … Read More

John Hansen’s Olympia Top 15 Preview & Prediction

DigitalMuscle.com’s Coverage of the 2016 Mr. Olympia continues with this EXPANDED preview and prediction from bodybuilding insider and former Natural Olympia champ John Hansen.  Be sure to visit our Olympia Section for more reports from the biggest names in the industry! By John Hansen The 2016 IFBB Mr. Olympia contest has more hype surrounding it this year than the biggest … Read More

PBW Radio: Olympia Analysis with Chad Nicholls and Chris Aceto

Two of the world’s brightest and most respected bodybuilding gurus, Chad Nicholls and Chris Aceto, come together for the very first time to analyze the key matchups at this weekend’s Mr. Olympia.  Presented by IronMag Labs and Wings of Strength, this special edition of PBW Bodybuilding Radio is a production of DigitalMuscle.com. Use the player below to access the show here … Read More

Olympia 101: What You Need to Know (Weekend Primer)

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor It’s called the Olympia, and many who reside outside of the fitness industry have only a vague idea, if any, of what goes on at the humongous bodybuilding and fitness weekend that takes place in Vegas each September. If you’re new to the bodybuilding scene, or just curious, here’s some crib notes on the event. … Read More

Lonnie Teper’s Olympia Predictions!

Expanding Everyday! – DigitalMuscle.com features the most respected line-up of contributors in the bodybuilding & fitness industry. From Bob Cicherillo, Dan Solomon, Chad Nicholls, Lonnie Teper, Ruth Silverman, John Hansen, the list goes on.  And now we present the much anticipated Mr. Olympia Predictions from one of the most respected insiders in the business! The Swami Expects Heath to Be Challenged! By Lonnie Teper Well, … Read More

PBW Radio: 2016 Mr. Olympia Preview

The PBW Bodybuilding Radio Crew gets you ready for the 2016 Mr. Olympia.  Hosts Dan Solomon, Chad Nicholls and Bob Cicherillo provide analysis and prediction for the biggest bodybuilding event of the year.  Use the player bar below to access the replay.  Presented by IML, Wings of Strength and hosted by DigitalMuscle.com Also Available on iTunes or with this direct file download Link:  http://bit.ly/2cl7ADw  … Read More