David Robson


As an active martial artist, bodybuilder and accredited personal trainer, David employs the latest cutting edge sports science research to further his clients' and his own training progress. Getting results in the fastest possible time has formed a major part of David's life and he has become accustomed to success at the highest level.

As owner of Elite Physique Training Studio, from which he provides martial arts, boxing and general fitness instruction, David assists people from all backgrounds to achieve their personal fitness goals. David holds a qualification in personal training from Network, degrees' in Sport and Leisure, and Psychology from the University of Waikato, and a Waikato Polytechnic National Diploma in Journalism.

David's skill for writing has enabled him to reach the masses to provide detailed instruction on the latest research and insights regarding health, fitness and sports, to assist people with their personal goals. Publications David writes for include Bodybuilding.com, Martialedge.co.uk, Muscle Training Illustrated and the topics he writes on, cover the full spectrum of health, fitness and sports.

As a bodybuilder, David placed second at the 1997 World Natural Championships in addition to high placements in 20 National and regional shows. As a martial artist, David garnered second at the 1998 New Zealand Tae Kwon Do Nationals and third at the Oceania Tae Kwon Do Championships.

"David Robson has clearly established himself as a veteran journalist of the iron game. For years, he has been writing articles on the topics of bodybuilding and exercise science in a straightforward, informative, and unflinching manner. He has a great talent for cutting through the bull; he's able to deliver useful and interesting information in an organized and thoughtful manner. His numerous contributions are a credit to the bodybuilding.com web site, and they have helped to cement its place as the premier online source of information for bodybuilding and weight training in general." -Gordon LaVelle, author, Training for Mass



  • The Importance Of Sleep

    Learn the various stages of sleep and their implications for bodybuilders as well as the benefits sleep has in terms of muscle recovery and growth.

  • Arnold's Classic Shoulder and Arms Workout

    No bodybuilder was as renowned as Arnold for his huge arms and massive delts. And no bodybuilder trained as hard. Here's his blueprint and workout for world-class upper-body development!

  • Franco Columbu: A Legacy of Strength, 1941-2019

    The worlds of strength sports and bodybuilding both lost a legend when Franco Columbu passed away on August 30. Let's remember the unique accomplishments of this fitness icon.

  • 5 Ways Alcohol Hinders Fat Loss!

    Many people enjoy alcohol's sedating influence and use it as part of our society's traditions. Here I've put together details about alcohol and will explain main concerns, how it is processed, what they contain, and more... Get the facts!

  • How To Lose Body Fat Now: The Most Effective Methods

    Just how much body fat should be lost will depend on one's goals. Let's examine the most effective ways the severely overweight through advanced trainer can lose fat.

  • How to Deadlift With Proper Form: The Mass Builder

    In this article I will be sharing with you extensive details about the deadlift including a beginning and advanced program.

  • David Robson's Iron Man Review

    If the prejudging was anything to go by, the 2008 Ironman Pro would present its share of surprises for several of bodybuilding's established pros', while heralding in some new, quality beef to the upper ranks of the season opener.

  • An Interview With Lee Powell: Staking His Claim At The 2009 IFBB Tampa Pro!

    IFBB Pro Lee Powell has taken a gigantic step forward through the improvements in quality, proportion and definition he has made to his physique, all of which will be witnessed when he walks onstage at the 2009 Tampa Bay Pro Championships this weekend.

  • 2012 Sheru Classic, India XXL: Men's Bodybuilding Preview

    It’s bodybuilding with international flavor as the sport heads overseas after the Olympia Weekend.

  • 2012 Sheru Classic, New Delhi Delights: Women’s Figure And Bikini Preview

    After the Olympia Weekend, women’s figure and bikini competitors head to India! The world's stage just gets bigger in 2012.

  • Satellite Cell Activation: Boost Muscle Growth On The Cellular Level

    Gains don't just appear. They're the result of hard work, proper nutrition, dedication, and sweat. But that's all on the surface. Dig deeper and see how muscle is built on a cellular level!

  • Want Big Biceps? Here's How To Get Them!

    Training the biceps is a must. This article will provide an overview of the best exercises available and a full training program and tips!

  • 2014 Mr. Olympia 212 Preview: Battle Of The Giant Killers

    The light heavyweights of the 212 division vie for Olympia immortality! Can Lewis win again? Or will a newcomer steal his thunder?

  • 2014 Mr. Olympia Preview: Battle Of The Beasts

    The 2014 Olympia will be a contest for the ages. Read who we think will come out on top!

  • Mike Matarazzo: Nov. 8, 1965-Aug. 16, 2014

    He was known for his peaked biceps, insane calves, and famous tongue wag on stage. Those who competed with and admired Mike Matarazzo recall the man behind the muscle.

  • How To Lose Body Fat Now: The Most Effective Methods Explained

    Losing body fat can be challenging, but it's not impossible. Knowing the difference between misinformation and what really works will help get you there.

  • How Arnold Built His Legs And Abs

    Imagine enduring the grueling pain of a high-volume, heavy-leg workout—then repeating it three times every week. That's how Arnold brought up his legs, which were once considered his biggest weakness. Part 3 of a 4-part series.

  • Creatine: Why Use It? Scientific Support To Back Its Benefits

    Creatine has been recognized as a product that delivers on its promise of improved strength. In this article we will review creatine benefits, who will benefit, types to buy and much more. Read on to get the facts!

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mammoth Chest And Back Workout

    Basic exercises, heavy weights, high volume, and high frequency are the techniques Arnold Schwarzenegger used to build his massive chest and back. Try the workout! Part 2 of a 4-part series.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mammoth Chest And Back Workout

    Basic exercises, heavy weights, high volume, and high frequency are the techniques Arnold Schwarzenegger used to build his massive chest and back. Try the workout! Part 2 of a 4-part series.