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

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

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

Fit Recipe: Herbal Dynamite (Salad Dressing)

By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Who doesn’t love a big, crisp salad? Whatever your pleasure when it comes to dressings, nothing’s better than a bowl of crunchy lettuce and salad veggies to balance out a savory meal. And if you’re on a diet, filling up on salad with lower-calorie dressings is a great tip. When I was growing up, my … Read More

Muscle Beach Retro!

By Ruth Silverman Managing Editor Ah, Venice! And by that I mean Venice, California, a seaside section of Los Angeles where you can go from funk to fine dining just by turning a corner. The famed Ocean Front Walk is still the eclectic, Bohemian stroll it was when I arrived here many moons ago, and as a fitness-friendly destination Venice … Read More

Fit Recipe: Spicy, Simple, N’awlins BBQ

By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Memorial Day was the unofficial ready-set-go for the summer barbecue season. Big parties, small parties, spur-of-the-moment get-togethers—there will be many opportunities to indulge, as Gigi Amurao pointed out in her helpful blog on avoiding temptation this summer. One way to keep the temptations to a minimum at a party is to build your menu around … Read More

Blowing Up the Blogosphere (A Digital Muscle Update)

By Ruth Silverman, Managing Editor Digital Muscle is “growing faster than a Chia Pet’s hair,” and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’m stealing that corny line from Nancy Noreman’s recent post, but you’ve got to admit, it’s an apt comparison to the surge in content here at the DM Blogosphere! Every day it grows a little more, a little more, and … Read More

Classic Physique Competition – I Love It!!!

In case you missed that, I love the new classic physique division. Love everything about it—the bodies, the posing, the posing trunks like tight black Jockey shorts. The fact is, I’ve been waiting for this division for years, ever since the NPC/IFBB chose guys-in-board-shorts over the amateur IFBB’s then-new “classic bodybuilding” division for their expansion.  Not that there’s anything wrong … Read More