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.


  • 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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

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  • 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!

  • 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?