updated 2/11/2011 9:16:54 AM ET 2011-02-11T14:16:54

DENVER, Feb. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MusclePharm Corporation, a Nevada corporation ("MusclePharm" or the "Company") (OTCBB:MSLP), an expanding U.S. nutritional supplement company, is pleased to announce the signing of Natalia Muntean, who is widely-regarded as one of the top female names and models in the fitness industry.

Muntean, the 2009 Ms. Bikini Universe and WBFF Fitness Model World Champion, has established herself as a recognizable and successful face in the fitness industry, appearing on the cover of leading fitness magazines, including Oxygen, Physique and Fitness.

It has made her one of the most exposed models in the industry, and her signing adds another multi-talented and identifiable name to the MusclePharm stable [of sponsors]. "We are very excited about adding someone as talented and accomplished as Natalia to the MusclePharm team," MusclePharm President Cory Gregory said. "She fits the mold of a MusclePharm athlete and is a great role model for females around the world.

"We are certain that Natalia will be an incredible spokesperson for MusclePharm and it will only help MusclePharm continue to grow and reach an entirely new [female] audience."

In addition, Muntean is a skilled author in the fitness world, contributing expert columns to the likes of Ultra-Fit, Fitness, Natural Bodz, World Physique and several other magazines that are distributed around the world.

A self-made entrepreneur who is also a designer, stage coach, celebrity trainer and author of a popular Butt and Thighs Training book for women, Muntean is excited to now be paired with MusclePharm.

"I have heard nothing but great things about MusclePharm and it's a great thrill to now be associated with such a wonderful company," Muntean said. "As a company they possess such honorable and hard-working values, and I can't wait to see what the future holds."

About MusclePharm Corporation

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm is a healthy life-style company that develops and manufactures a full line of National Science Foundation approved nutritional supplements that are 100% free of 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 one hundred elite professional athletes from various professional sports leagues including the National Football League, Mixed Martial Arts, and Major League Baseball. The Company's 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, including GNC and Vitamin Shoppe. MusclePharm products are also sold in over 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, amazon.com and Vitacost.com.  For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com.

Forward Looking Statements

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity.  We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Cory Gregory
         President
         investors@musclepharm.com

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