Mark Subsinsky


It has been a long, strange trip for this body. I have been lifting weights since high school in the 70's and throughout my adult life, always trying to look good and enhance my performance. Bodybuilding has helped in my military career (former Airborne Ranger), sport activities (rugby) and overall health.

Educated as a biochemist but currently working as a nuclear power plant operator, it is the current job that got me back into serious bodybuilding over the past 2 years and prompted the first article. I believe that I have gained some insight into staying fit throughout the past 20 years and will expand on some issue in coming articles. Age: 42
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 226 lbs


  • The 2008 Arnold Experience - Bigger & Better Yet Again!

    Every year, events at the Arnold Sports Festival get bigger and better. There were quite a few different things, including arm wrestling and Olympic lifting that I checked out this year... Learn about these and more in my 2008 Arnold recap.

  • My Review Of The 2007 Arnold Sport Expo!

    For those of you who went to the 2007 Arnold Expo, you would have had the near perfect customer experience. Here is a brief review of who I got to meet and hang out with! It was amazing!

  • Has Science Gone Too Far With Human Performance And Development?

    Has science gone too far? In the bodybuilding world, we are pretty damn close. In this article, I examine the song 'Science Gone To Far' and reflect on the lyrics and our world today. Bonus material on Myostatin… Check it out!

  • My Take On DC Training!

    What follows is my take on DC training, focusing on the things I've found that I liked and exploited to my advantage. This is not a radical program but can be very useful. Try it out!

  • Training Methods - Nuclear Powered Bodybuilding!

    Here is a training method that I have developed and used to reduce the possibility of injuries and increase focus. This new method is called Nuclear Powered Bodybuilding. Check it out now!

  • Save A Life: All About The Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

    The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a treatment solution for a heart attack and is now available to the general public. The device is small, easy to use, and can save lives. Continue right here to learn more.

  • 60+ Hours A Week: Keep Your Priorities Straight!

    The demands of modern living force all of us to make choices. With that being said I would like to share my list of priorities and important items for staying healthy.

  • 60+ Hours A Week: Keep Your Priorities Straight - Part 2!

    In Part I of this article, I detailed my life working 60+ hours a week. In this part, I'll focus on nutrition, supplementation and provide some ideas for saving time.

  • Butterfly Effect: The Medication Used To Boost The Thyroid Hormone - Part 2!

    In Part I, I looked at the thyroid gland and hormones, regulation of thyroid hormone levels. Read about how to fix these problems yourself.

  • Butterfly Effect: The Basics Of The Thyroid - Part 1.

    The thyroid is the butterfly shaped gland that impacts metabolism in adults. I will discuss the basics of the thyroid and what problems sometimes occur.

  • A Primer On Self-Medication!

    The intent of this article is to discuss some of the issues involved in self-diagnosis and self-medication and ways to improve the successful use of medication. No judgment is made of the application and use of prescription medication in the process.

  • Van Winkle #2: Training After A Layoff!

    I note several key points throughout the article and discuss other layoffs and returns to training as well. In addition, I'll discuss some nutritional considerations and supplementation.

  • Van Winkle: Noticing Change In Bodybuilding!

    What's the purpose of my story today? I wanted to share some of the observations that I made since my re-awakening within the sport. The topics covered in this article will focus on the culture and resources needed for a bodybuilding program.

  • Backward Logic: Learn How To Use Backwards Running To Prevent Injuries, Break Plateaus & Make New Gains!

    The site recently published several articles on leg development. Let me enlighten you on a technique that I've used in the past and haven't seen mentioned in many years - backward running and walking.

  • Don't Dip: Quit Smokeless Tobacco Now!

    I have been using smokeless tobacco on and off for years. Find out how I quit and some great suggestions to help you quit too...

  • Working Out For The Non Nine To Fiver's - Part Two!

    This article delves deeper into the biochemistry of sleep and how we can fine-tune our bodies and activities in an attempt to optimize growth and recovery while changing the hours we sleep. At the end, I provide my thoughts that tie it all together.

  • Working Out For The Non Nine To Fiver's!

    There are several aspects that I will be covering in the series. The first installment will discuss, sleep, changing sleep patterns and training/workout schedules.