Alina Popa: My Journey to the Top of My Sport

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

Just 2 Years Old….and All Grown Up

By Dan Solomon Publisher The sports nutrition industry is loaded with stories of remarkable success.  I’ve personally witnessed men and women turn ideas into major companies, eventually selling them for enough to create generational wealth, while teaching us the kind of lessons that could inspire an entire business school curriculum.  Each success story is unique, no two are the same. … Read More

The Leading Man Who Brought Joe Weider to Life

On October 12th, the motion picture BIGGER lands in theaters as the largest-budgeted bodybuilding themed production of all time.  In the weeks leading up to the release, DigitalMuscle.com presents this exclusive series taking you inside this remarkable project.  Thanks to House of Pain Apparel  for sponsoring our coverage! By Dan Solomon Co-Executive Producer Turning the improbable story of Joe Weider … Read More

Records Shattered at the Tampa Pro

By Dan Solomon Publisher On most Friday and Saturday nights, in cities across the country, dedicated men and women are flexing and posing at an array of fitness competitions.  The best of the best can be found competing in the IFBB Professional League, the sanctioning body that oversees the world’s most prestigious events, including Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend, the holy … Read More

Fitness Innovation: Astro-Durance Bungee Training

By Dan Solomon Publisher The fitness industry continues to evolve thanks mostly to advancements in training, nutrition and science, but make no mistake about it, at the center of this constant state of evolution are the innovators, the men and women with the courage and the capacity to see what’s truly possible.  During my 20 years in the world of … Read More

Meet Jack & Ann Titone

The fitness industry is loaded with movers and shakers.  From gym owners to event promoters, the global fitness community is built on the shoulders of men and women who eat, sleep and breathe a lifestyle that continues to grow in popularity.  As part of Digital Muscle’s ongoing coverage of the world of fitness, it’s our pleasure to shine a spotlight … Read More

RedCon1: Employee Spotlight of the Month (April)

Employee Spotlight of the Month: Eric Hart, Vice President  As part of an ongoing series aimed at bringing you closer to the business side of the sports nutrition industry, DigitalMuscle.com shines a spotlight on a member of the team at RedCon1, one of the world’s leading supplement brands.  The selected employee has been chosen by the company’s CEO and is being showcased … Read More

Stan “Stanimal” DeLongeaux on Muscle Beach TV

The Muscle Beach TV series continues with a visit from rising bodybuilding star Stan “Stanimal” DeLongeaux.  Meet one of Venice Beach’s most humble and ambitious personalities as he discusses his journey with Dave Bourlet – Brought to you by RedCon1, the Highest Sate of Readiness! Stan “Stanimal” DeLongeaux on Muscle Beach TV Muscle Beach TV SeriesMuscle Beach TV is a part of the DigitalMuscle.com network … Read More

Kris Gethin on Muscle Beach TV in Venice Beach!

On a new episode of Muscle Beach TV, celebrity insider Kris Gethin joins the show during his visit to Venice Beach.  Kris has risen to prominence in the world of bodybuilding and fitness through his high profile work in several areas of training, nutrition, motivation and media – making his mark as one of the industry’s most influential personalities.  Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you … Read More

Danny Hester on Muscle Beach TV (2 Parts)

On a special 2 part edition of Muscle Beach TV, Men’s Physique legend Danny Hester goes on the record with a look back at some of his historic wins and personal disappointments, along with a look ahead to what’s next for one of Venice Beach’s legendary champions. Hosted by Dave Bourlet and brought to you by RedCon1, the Highest Sate of Readiness! Part 1 Part 2 … Read More

Director George Gallo: Painting a Joe Weider Masterpiece

By Dan Solomon Publisher In the celebrity-driven business of movie making, true artists like George Gallo seldom seek the spotlight. A celebrated painter, musician, writer and director, Gallo’s renaissance-man skill set would make Shakespeare blush. When the industry learned the story of bodybuilding pioneer Joe Weider was headed to the big screen, all eyes were on who would fill some … Read More

The Story That Inspired the Joe Weider Movie

By Dan Solomon Publisher As many of you have already heard, the remarkable story of Joe Weider is headed to the big screen, set for a 2018 release date.  As a co-executive producer of the film, one of our objectives in the early stages of the project was to educate some of Hollywood’s most talented actors about Joe’s life in … Read More

BEYOND THE MUSCLE – One on One with Jim Manion (Series Premiere)

As part of an ongoing commitment to producing engaging and original content, The DigitalMuscle.com Fitness Media Hub is pleased to announce the premiere of its newest series. BEYOND THE MUSCLE shines a spotlight on the most influential personalities from around the global fitness community. Produced and hosted by Dan Solomon, each episode features a selected guest, sharing their personal journey within one … Read More

A Hardcore Visionary: Rob DiMaggio – Industry Spotlight

By Dan Solomon The supplement industry, it’s loaded with dynamic personalities, risk-takers, and innovators. Over the years I’ve gotten to know many of them. No two are alike. Some have achieved ungodly wealth while others have struggled to survive beyond the first year.   The real trailblazers are the company owners, those courageous men and women who put their money where … Read More

Iron Diaries: Silvio Samuel is Back!

Our Iron Diaries series, presented by House of Pain, continues with another visit to Gold’s Gym Venice Beach.  After a turn in life forced him away from competitive bodybuilding, Silvio Samuel is on the comeback trail. DigitalMuscle.com spent an afternoon with Silvio for a shoulder workout with super trainer Charles Glass and an interview with Dave Bourlet. Visit the DigitalMuscle.com … Read More

The Return of an Old Friend: Flex Wheeler is Back!

By Chad Nicholls I’ve been getting a tremendous amount of questions about Flex Wheeler’s comeback and his transition to the Classic Physique category, so I just wanted to address this. First, I’m honored that Flex trusts me enough to help him in his preparation for the 2017 Mr. Olympia Classic Physique. Back in 1998, when we first began working together, I found … Read More

Chris Cormier Discusses Oxygen Gym Success on Muscle Beach TV

One of the most popular bodybuilders of his era, Chris Cormier’s post competition career has led him to Kuwait where he has emerged as one of Oxygen Gym’s most sought after trainers.  On this new edition of DigitalMuscle.com’s Muscle Beach TV, Cormier discusses why so many top athletes are travelling to Kuwait to take their physiques to new heights. Hosted by Dave … Read More

House of Pain: The Return of a Legendary Brand

DigitalMuscle.com caught up with Joe Corbett, CEO of House of Pain Apparel, to discuss his ambitious plan to bring back one of the bodybuilding world’s most legendary apparel brands.  Hosted by Dave Bourlet. The House Of Pain BlogThis new blog here at DigitalMuscle.com is presented by the world famous House of Pain Ironwear apparel brand. Check back often for hardcore … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Remarkable “D4” Dan Eslinger – Winner of the Purple Heart!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Dan Eslinger’s life makes for a hell of a story, and the most striking thing is the way he marches forward – ducks, rolls, and pushes forward again, kind of like a human tank! The 6’3” Army combat vet and Purple Heart recipient served with the legendary 101st Airborne before coming home to Florida to … Read More

A Speech for the Ages – Jim Lorimer’s 90th Birthday Address

By Dan Solomon Last weekend I had the rare privilege of celebrating a very special 90th birthday.  The night belonged to Jim Lorimer, the iconic co-creator of the Arnold Classic, one of the most influential living members of the global fitness community. This was no ordinary celebration. The guest list was nearly as extraordinary as the man himself.  They travelled … Read More

A Hardcore Visionary: Rob DiMaggio – Industry Spotlight

By Dan Solomon The supplement industry, it’s loaded with dynamic personalities, risk-takers, and innovators. Over the years I’ve gotten to know many of them. No two are alike. Some have achieved ungodly wealth while others have struggled to survive beyond the first year.   The real trailblazers are the company owners, those courageous men and women who put their money where … Read More

Baseball Reporter Roch Kubatko: Built for Success

By Dan Solomon Publisher There are few things that captivate us like professional sports.  For some, it’s a form of worship.  For others, it’s a welcome distraction from the rigors of daily life. I once heard someone describe American sports as the country’s most unhealthy obsession, a world chronicled by sports reporters, those dedicated men and women who tell the … Read More

Experts. Embrace the Real Ones!

By Dan Solomon We receive a pile of emails here every day. Most are opinions or questions about articles published here at DigitalMuscle.com, a diverse assortment of topics ranging from training & nutrition to supplementation & bodybuilding.  Yesterday I got an email from a guy in London with the words, “Tired of the So Called Experts” in the subject line.  … Read More

Mark Wahlberg Launches Supplement Line!

By Dan Solomon A few years ago I wrote a magazine article about Mark Wahlberg’s burgeoning interest in the business of sports nutrition.  At the time, Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson had just teamed up for PAIN AND GAIN, the outlandishly gruesome story of a Miami personal trainer.  The film paired two of Hollywood’s best-built leading men, grossing nearly 90 million worldwide.  … 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