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 73 - Matt Vincent & Bonnie Schroeder: Lifting, Injury Rehab, and Athletic Adventuring

    Owner of the lifestyle brand HVIII Brand Goods, Matt Vincent, and USAPL 57kg lifter Bonnie Schroeder, took the month of August to hit the road, living out of Matt’s car while hitting up the sights and famous gyms across the country. The two took a break to stop by Bodybuilding.com for a quick lift and chat with the editors. Matt shares how his training has evolved from his days as a world champion in the Highland Games to lifting for health and longevity, particularly after undergoing several knee surgeries, most recently a total knee replacement. Bonnie shares her own experience with injuries as a powerlifter, and how they both balance gym fitness with outdoor adventures.

  • Podcast Episode 72 - Hannah Eden: ''Fitness is Not About Winning, It's About Moving''

    From extremely rebellious kid to extremely fit rebel, Hannah Eden has always approached fitness on her terms. With fiery red hair to match her smoldering intensity and burning desire to work hard, this badass fitness coach has a badass approach to fitness. From live performances in Times Square to biking 868 miles around the coast of Iceland, Eden proves that when you find your reason, anything is possible.

  • Podcast Episode 71 - Quads Like Robb: The Ritual of Routine

    Wrestler and MMA fighter-turned-powerlifter Robb Philippus discusses squatting 905 naked-knee his first year, lifting over 2,200 pounds in competition, and why thinking can hurt you in the cage. Learn how this father of two channels his mindset, drawing as much inspiration from Freud as from Fight Club, and why committing to a task can enable anyone to hold their head high against any challenge and persevere.

  • Two Accessories to Level Up Your Bodyweight Training

    What would you say to more muscle, strength, and core power? You'd say thanks! The key to getting them may be doing the moves you know and love on a slightly different (and humbling) pair of implements. Here's what you need to know!

  • Podcast Episode 70 - Kelsey Kiel: ''Never in a Million Years Would I Have Thought I Could Do This''

    Two-time CrossFit Games athlete and former gymnast Kelsey Kiel explains how she gave up obsessing over the scale to embrace a performance-based physique. Kiel overcame her doubts about her abilities, her fear of gaining weight, and her expectations of what makes a CrossFitter great. Learn how she trains her brain for the Games, and why focusing on the little things has paid off in big ways.

  • Podcast Episode 69 - Logan Aldridge: The Fittest One-Armed Man on Earth

    Losing an arm at the age of 13 couldn't stop extreme-sports junkie Logan Aldridge from chasing his competitive dreams. Embracing the mantra "it's just an arm," Aldridge has spent the last decade becoming an accomplished CrossFit athlete, a Guinness World Record holder, and co-owner and director of Wheel WOD, an organization that creates and tracks CrossFit WODs for athletes who use assist devices. With his personal-training knowledge and experience as an adaptive athlete, Aldridge is now a leading advocate, ambassador, and pioneer for adaptive training.

  • Podcast Episode 68: Strength is Never a Weakness - Sean Brady on Training, Testing Yourself, and Philadelphia Grit

    MMA fighter and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Sean Brady discusses his upcoming UFC debut. Learn how this Philly native and jiujitsu blackbelt uses weightlifting and training four times a day to get in fighting shape and why you can never be too strong when you're taking on the biggest names in the UFC.

  • Podcast Episode 67: Heavy Lifts and Cardi B - Anthony Fuhrman's Secrets to Becoming the World's Strongest Man

    What started as an alternative to standard-issue military conditioning quickly grew into a life-changing career as Anthony "Flama Blanca" Fuhrman discovered his knack for lifting heavy and moving fast could catapult him to the top of his sport. Find out how this world-class Strongman and Titan Games competitor uses pop music and a larger-than-life persona to conquer the toughest lifts in competition.

  • The Fourth of July Workout Challenge

    This is the summer holiday workout you've been waiting for! Bust it out, and then celebrate the USA's birthday in sweaty style.

  • 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.