Nick Collias

Background

Nick Collias is the Executive Editor at Bodybuilding.com. He previously worked as the staff writer, sports editor, news editor, and finally editor-in-chief at Boise Weekly. He has also covered Spanish-language baseball news for the site MLB Trade Rumors and a Spanish version titled Rumores de Béisbol. In 2009, he was a contributing writer and researcher for the public television documentary "Make No Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City". As a freelance author and book designer, he wrote and designed the book "Round About the Boise Valley: An Artist's Journey through Idaho History," and designed and edited the book "Francie's Camera: The Art and Stories of Robert Auth".

Collias received his bachelor's degree from College of Idaho and his master's degree from University of Chicago. He lives in Boise, Idaho.

Articles

  • Podcast Episode 66: Laura Phelps - ''If you let me lift, I will break a world record''

    A true legend in powerlifting and a pioneer in women's strength, Laura Phelps discusses how training to improve her physique accidently led her to discover her true passion: powerlifting. Gymnastics and marathon running had made her flexible and focused, but it was an unwavering confidence in her own abilities and heartfelt promise to a promoter that led Phelps to shatter world records right from the start. Strength, determination, and an abandoned department store all played a role in helping this one-time bodybuilder rise to the top of women's powerlifting.

  • Fit Father's Day: How to Upgrade Your Dad Bod

    Two fitness entrepreneurs and fathers are challenging you to pass on a better example to the next generation. Here's your plan to take control of your health and your life at any age!

  • Podcast Episode 65: Finance to Fitness - How Brian DeCosta Discovered Incremental Changes Yield Bigger Results

    Brian DeCosta had the degree, the dream job, and the 401(k)--but was he happy? After a near-death experience brought his priorities into focus, DeCosta discovered a more fulfilling life pursuing fitness as a career. As a successful online coach and a self-made bodybuilder, DeCosta imparts upon his clients the same lessons he learned in finance--small actions compounded over time yield amazing results.

  • Podcast Episode 64: Scott Herman - Real World Fitness in The Era of Social Media

    YouTube sensation and Real World alum Scott Herman knows there's no BS-ing on social media. After working his way up from maintenance to manager at his local gym and earning his personal training certification in the process, it didn't take long for this natural-born entrepreneur to see the value of YouTube when it was still in its infancy. Fast-forward a decade, and Herman has built an online fitness empire as one of YouTube's best-known authorities on exercise and fitness and a go-to guru for results-driven workouts.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Been Attacked! Update: Yeah, Nah

    What will 50-plus years of consistent, intense training get you? A back that deflects haters like bugs. Just ask Arnold.

  • Podcast Episode 63: Alyssa Ritchey - From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage

    Alyssa Ritchey started out as a hyperactive farm girl, then traveled through the gamut of sports including gymnastics, track and field, skateboarding, bikini, and CrossFit. Now she’s a record-setting weightlifter with the Olympic team in her sights. She shares her story and her blow-by-blow account of her most triumphant lifts!

  • Podcast Episode 62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King

    Meet slam dunk specialist and new Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Myree Bowden. This wide-ranging interview includes the training secrets that have allowed him to keep growing his vertical jump even as he gets older.

  • Hafthor "The Mountain" Bjornsson's 8 Greatest Lifts

    This 6-foot-9-inch, 400-pound Icelandic lifter and actor lops off heads onscreen and blows minds in pro strongman competitions. Here are his greatest pulls, presses, throws, and squats!

  • Podcast Episode 60: How to Eat for Strength Without Budging the Scale

    "Weight gain" and "weight loss" tend to dominate fitness and nutrition conversations. But what if you want—or your sport demands—that the number on the scale doesn’t change all that much? Doug Kalman, PhD, RD, a researcher and dietician who has also competed in boxing, talks with Nick and gives him a no-BS lesson about how to eat for maximum strength gains and body re-composition. Listen up if you participate in a weight-classed sport, or just want to change your body without having to buy a whole new wardrobe!

  • Podcast Episode 59: Michael McGurk on the Future of Army Fitness

    The United States Army is about to undertake a dramatic and unprecedented overhaul to the way it tests, and promotes, military fitness. The man who headed the research into the new standards talks with us about how and why, as well as the future of Army nutrition and how the Army plans to circulate 80,000 kettlebells to bases around the globe.

  • Podcast Episode 58: Metal guitarist Nita Strauss on the Highway to Health

    Nita Strauss was wielding her ax in the service of Alice Cooper and building a reputation as one of the best metal guitarists in the world. She was successful, but far from happy. Then she changed course, quit drinking, and became a fitness diehard.

  • When Should I Take Creatine Monohydrate?

    Is there a best time to take this proven performance booster? Here's what the science says.

  • What Is Creatine Monohydrate?

    Creatine is a favorite among athletes of all types, but questions about it abound. If you want to know what it's made of or whether it's a steroid, here are your answers!

  • What Is the Best Form of Creatine?

    There are a number of forms of creatine to choose from, at different price points and in different formulations. Which one is the right for you?

  • What Are the Benefits of Taking Creatine Monohydrate?

    Creatine monohydrate has a great reputation in the lab and in the gym. Here's what has been shown to happen when you take it along with training!

  • What Does Creatine Monohydrate Do?

    Millions of people take creatine, but what does it actually do? Here's the Ph.D.-level view of what this staple supp does in your body.

  • Is Creatine Monohydrate Safe?

    To hear some people tell it, creatine is dangerous stuff. Is there any truth to the rumors? Here's what two Ph.D.'s have to say about this popular supplement.

  • How Does Creatine Monohydrate Work?

    For most lifters and athletes who take it, creatine seems to work. But exactly how can sometimes be a mystery. Here's what one Ph.D. believes makes this popular supp so effective.

  • Podcast Episode 57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours

    After Scottish powerlifter Fergus Crawley survived a suicide attempt in 2016, he turned his life around with the help of an unlikely ally–a French Bulldog puppy. Then, he set his sights on one of the most grueling strength records out there: the most weight squatted in 24 hours. We did deep into his incredible story, and geek out on all the training deets.

  • Podcast Episode 56: Rob Smith - The Life of an Everyday Beast

    WBFF pro muscle model Rob Smith, the host of Bodybuilding.com’s Everyday Beast video series, shares his philosophy on food, lifting, and beasting through life.