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

  • The History of the Squat

    The so-called king of exercises has a long and fascinating history reaching back into the 1800s, and encompassing some of the biggest names in iron history. Get informed and then get strong!

  • 6 Gym Etiquette Musts in the Time of Coronavirus

    Having gym access is a serious privilege when entire cities are on lockdown for COVID-19. If you have that opportunity, respect it by following these rules!

  • Avoiding the Gym? Here's a Week of Free Follow-Along Workouts.

    COVID-19 got you skipping the weight room or cardio machines? Here's a full seven days' worth of our most popular fast, fun, and intense workouts you can do at home. Just press play!

  • This Is the Best Way for Tall Guys to Deadlift

    If you're towering over the other gym-goers, the rules are different when it comes to heavy pulls. Here's the variation you need to master!

  • Athleticon Will Be a Fitness Festival Like No Other

    The Rock and Dany Garcia's health and fitness summit will feature elite physique competition as well as music, education, and group fitness and wellness events.

  • 4 Ways to Be Healthy and Huge in 2020

    Hardcore training can sometimes come at a cost to health and lifestyle, but it doesn't have to. Here's how a jacked medical doctor trains to have it all and still be able to crush it in the weight room.

  • Scott Mathison's Ultimate Moves to Make your Pecs Pop

    This three-move workout will absolutely light up your chest, with very little equipment needed. Power and strength, pumps, and the seriously good kind of soreness? Check, check, and check.

  • 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.