Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert BSc (Nutrition)
Mark is an expert in sports nutrition and dietary supplements. He has over 20 years of experience working with the biggest names in the bodybuilding industry.


Okay guys, my tribute/contribution to MUSCLE INSIDER’s Arnold issue is the exercise that’s actually named after the man himself: the “Arnold press.” In the course of researching this lift, I did a few special, modified shoulder workouts. I have to admit I hadn’t used the Arnold press in years

I predict the two most revolutionary trends in health and fitness over the next several years will be in the areas of genetic testing and bacteria. The first is pretty obvious, but the second may come as a surprise. Then consider the 100 trillion tiny bugs and over 1,000 potential species living

How to get a good workout at a hotel while on the road

Okay, many of us have been there: You find yourself staying at a low-end hotel, you go down to the gym, and all that’s there is a broken spinning bike from 1976, covered in rust and cobwebs, and a padded decline ab

When it comes to water, some recommendations are all wet!

We’re always hearing different recommendations about how much water or liquid we should be consuming—eight glasses, one gallon, even two gallons! We’re told that it can detox the body, improve the skin, and even increase muscle

Sugar Alcohols: Are These Low-Calorie Ingredients Good or Bad?

A group of ingredients that’s getting more and more common in the supplements we buy (and that I often get asked about) is a category of nutrients called “sugar alcohols.” The reason for their popularity is

Q: How much and how often should we take in protein?

A: There’s always some wise guy out there who, when you start talking about protein or meal timing, says something like, “all this talk about eating so much protein so

I’ve been telling MUSCLE INSIDER readers about MuscleGenes, the longawaited arrival of genetic testing for athletes and bodybuilders to help adapt their training, diet, and supplementation to their particular genetic traits. MuscleGenes is helping world-class athletes understand why

Q: How low can you cut your carbs before you lose power and reduce performance?

A: A new study seems to have established how low we can drop our carbs and still maintain our short-term power and strength output. This study looked at people who

MUSCLE INSIDER columnist Mark Gilbert definitely practices what he preaches. Recently, he has co-authored a book in cooperation with Muscle & Fitness on HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT). Mark reviewed virtually all of the published research on this topic in the course of

Question: Can a guy really get ripped doing the If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) diet?

ANSWER: The simple answer to this question is “yes.” However, as with most things in nutrition, there’s much more to this story. First, a little definition is