updated 1/31/2011 9:16:49 AM ET 2011-01-31T14:16:49

DENVER, Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MusclePharm(R) Corporation (OTCBB:MSLP), one of the fastest growing nutritional supplement companies in the United States, announced today that Patricia Ware has joined the MusclePharm Scientific Advisory Board.

Ware is a decorated and highly-recognized figure in HIV/AIDS research, serving as Executive Director of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. She also has played a major role in education and prevention, previously serving as the Director of the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the H.W. Bush Administration, and a member of the HIV/AIDS and Women Collaborative Working Group during the Clinton Administration. Ware was appointed by President George W. Bush to her Executive Director position which placed her on a prominent level of influence with national and world leaders. Ware also serves in an advisory capacity to several government and community agencies regarding HIV/AIDS prevention.

"I am excited to join MusclePharm to help in its movement in the therapeutic supplement market, which will assist the millions of HIV/AIDS patients worldwide to get convenient and effective therapeutic nutrition," Ware said.

The appointment of Ms. Ware is another positive step to obtain reimbursement through public health programs for two innovative MusclePharm therapeutic nutritional supplements, Recon and MuscleGel. Recon has been shown to aid in the retention of lean muscle mass and recovery from catabolic states, two essential factors for people living with HIV, while MuscleGel(R) is a gel-based and great-tasting protein supplement that is taken without the use of liquids or mixing and helps with treatment adherence and persistence.

Both are seen as beneficial nutritional supplements in the medical community, a message Ware will help to spread.

"We are excited to have Ms. Ware join us as we seek public health commodity reimbursement for the promising therapeutic utilization of Recon and MuscleGel," said MusclePharm President Cory Gregory.

ABOUT MUSCLEPHARM

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm is a rapidly expanding healthy life-style company that develops and manufactures a full line of NSF and scientifically approved nutritional supplements that are 100% free of any banned substances. Based on years of research, MusclePharm products are created through an advanced six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists, and field tested by more than 100 elite professional athletes from various sports including the NFL, MMA, and MLB. The Company's propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm is sold in over 120 countries and available in over 5,000 U.S. retail outlets that include GNC and Vitamin Shoppe, as well as over 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon and Vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Cory Gregory, President
         investors@musclepharm.com
         303-396-6100

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