Nick Collias


Nick Collias is the Executive Editor at 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.


  • For 22 Years, Muscle Has Lived at

    To celebrate our birthday, we look back at the impact that and its community have had over the last two decades and how we’ll continue pushing together toward our goals.

  • Titan Fit: How "Doc Thor" Trained for "The Titan Games" 2020

    A sports medicine doctor and lifetime lifter unexpectedly received an invitation to show what he was made of on national TV. Here's how he prepared.

  • 4 BodyFit Tools to Make Every Workout Better

    Here are four ways you can use the technology behind BodyFit to make each and every training session more effective. And more fun!

  • How to be Ready for Anything with Kettlebells

    The best full-body kettlebell workouts make you do a sneaky amount of work that pays off in everything else you want to accomplish. Here's how to make the most of this unique weight at a time when it's in the greatest demand!

  • 2 Secret Techniques to Build More Muscle at Home

    When lifting heavier isn't an option, it takes a little imagination to figure out how to create workouts that consistently challenge you and progress week to week. Here are two underappreciated ways to do more with whatever equipment you have, or even none at all.

  • 3 Perfect Techniques to Jump-Start Your Transformation

    Anything is better than nothing, right? Sure, but when you're just starting out, adding in a few key training techniques can lay the groundwork for months or even years of progress. Here are three that need to be in your transformation toolbox!

  • Protein Hot Rice Cereal: The Post-Workout Snack You've Earned

    Rice cereal is one of the simplest, most easily digestible foods out there. It's what babies eat, after all! But mix some isolate protein into a bowl, and you've got a solid serving of carbs and protein perfect for powering some grown-up gains.

  • The Perfect Casein Protein Recipe to Have at Night

    Casein before bed is a lifter's ritual that's been around for years, but there's a better way to prepare it than a shake. Enjoy Kris Gethin's favorite nighttime muscle-building treat!

  • 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 2021

    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 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.