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Ruth Silverman

Nobody covers the wide world of women’s physique competition like Ruth Silverman. Check out her unique take on the ins and outs of women’s bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini competitions.

  • Pro-fusion of Shows

    Sometimes it seems as if the bodybuilding season never sleeps. Oh, sure, there are a few weeks from mid-December into the...

    LatestRuth SilvermanDecember 25, 2014
  • Matters Large and Small

    Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes in the body sports, and this year we celebrate yet another first. Amanda Loy,...

    LatestRuth SilvermanDecember 17, 2014
  • A Month of Mayhem

    I spoke too soon last month when I noted that physique pro Sabrina Taylor might be the only athlete to win...

    LatestRuth SilvermanNovember 25, 2014
  • Throwback Thursday

    It may not be Thursday as you’re reading this, but it is as I write, and it’s shaping up to be...

    LatestRuth SilvermanSeptember 2, 2014
  • Arnold Fitness, FIgure, Bikini 2014

    Fitness: Grishina the Queena—Pole fitness was the much ballyhooed new sport at the Arnold Sports Festival, which took place in Columbus,...

    LatestRuth SilvermanAugust 27, 2014
  • The Biggest Winner

    This month’s Star Trainer should more properly be called “Star Trainee,” as it references the recent controversy over the weight-loss TV...

    LatestRuth SilvermanJuly 1, 2014
  • Hot Babes and Good Timing

    We’re back with IRON MAN’s celebrated women’s news-’n’-gossip page—Pump & Circumstance—and just in time to talk about the lineups for the...

    LatestRuth SilvermanJune 27, 2014
  • IFPA Trainer Nicole Wilkins

    She’s not just the three-time Figure Olympia and three-time Figure International champ. Nicole Wilkins is an IFPA Certified Personal Trainer—and Trainer...

    Beginning BodybuildingRuth SilvermanJune 26, 2014
  • Dueling Divas

    The Fitness International battle, in which Oksana Grishina and Tanji Johnson will once again duke it out without Adela Garcia in...

    Female AthletesRuth SilvermanJune 20, 2014
  • Nicole on a Roll?

    Guess Erin Stern has decided to stop doing the Figure International. The two-time Olympia champ mused about it after taking second...

    Female AthletesRuth SilvermanJune 15, 2014
  • Casey Bunce: One Determined Dude

    From the first it was clear that Casey Bunce had a story to tell. The question: “What do I need to...

    InsiderRuth SilvermanNovember 29, 2013
  • Mia Finnegan

    Mia Finnegan You’ll have to forgive ye olde IRON MAN staffers if we take a proprietary interest in Mia Finnegan, who...

    HardbodyRuth SilvermanJuly 28, 2010
  • Ava Cowan April 2010

    The trailer for “The Sport of Figure Featuring Ava Cowan,” a muscle miniseries posted at, blows you away. “I wanted...

    HardbodyRuth SilvermanJuly 27, 2010
  • Kenny Kassel – A Friend Is Gone

    A dear friend passed away this week, and I, along with all in the physique world who knew Kenny Kassel—promoter, talent...

    LatestRuth SilvermanDecember 29, 2008
  • Bodybuilding Success Stories: Meral Ertunc

    Strength in Weights

    Over-40 TrainingRuth SilvermanAugust 1, 2005