Category Archives: General

Shawn Perine

Last Monday, December 11, the world lost one of the finest human beings I’ve ever known. Shawn Perine, the Editorial Director of Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, FLEX, and Men’s Fitness, died at the age of 51 from lung cancer. It seems cruel and horribly ironic; he was the absolute picture of health […]

Best American Sports Writing

This year’s edition of the feature writing anthology The Best American Sport Writing is out now. When I flipped to the back I saw a nice surprise: my story on transgender powerlifter Janae Kroczaleski was named to the list of notable pieces of sports writing of the year. I’m very happy to see Janae’s story […]

RI Magazine: Reader Options

This is a recap of all the different ways you can get your hands on Robert Irvine Magazine, no matter your platform preference or mobile operating system. FOR DESKTOP, LAPTOP, & TABLET USERS 1) PDF Download. Go to the magazine’s home page, and click the “Download Now” button. In a few seconds, you’ll get […]

Introducing RI Magazine

The debut issue of Robert Irvine Magazine is now available as a free download at At the site, you’ll be able to get it as an ePub for iBooks or similar ebook reader, as an interactive PDF, or you’ll have the option to read it online at Here’s the cover: The May issue […]

Moving On

After five years at Muscle & Fitness Magazine, first as an Associate Editor, then a Senior Editor, then Deputy Editor, I’ve moved on. I’m now General Manager for a new, upcoming digital magazine from Chef Robert Irvine, with whom I co-authored the book Fit Fuel last year. Like Fit Fuel, this new digital magazine will […]

In Memoriam: Matt Klutka Taught Us What Real Strength Is

In the December issue of M&F, I wrote a story about Matt Klutka, a man diagnosed with terminal cancer who was still pumping iron every day and fighting to stay alive for his young son, Cebran. That story is HERE. Doctors told him back in August that he only had weeks to live, but incredibly, […]

Afterword: Janae Marie Kroc

I used to look at Matt Kroczaleski the way all of his fans did: With a sense of wonder and a hint of jealousy. I’ve been lifting weights long enough to have experienced the tug of war that happens when you gain weight: You’re stronger! (but look worse). And when you lose weight: You look […]

Farewell, Steve Weatherford

A year ago this month I was working on a cover story for Muscle & Fitness about NY Giants punter Steve Weatherford, the man the magazine had named the Fittest Man in the NFL. In the course of doing the story, I had trained with Steve, observed him with his family, and followed him to […]

Fit Fuel Book Launch

I’m happy to report that Fit Fuel, the book I co-authored with Chef Robert Irvine, officially launched on August 10. It’s not a cook book in the traditional sense, but rather a healthy living manual with motivation, workouts for all experience levels, and a lot of delicious healthy recipes. It starts with the story of […]

Been A While Since I Rapped At Ya

I have a damn good reason for neglecting this site in recent months. Before I get there, however, allow me a moment of self-awareness as I acknowledge the silliness of the “It’s been a while since I posted” post. My brother Chris has a running joke with me about shitty bloggers who take a few […]