Born on the beautiful island of Trinidad & Tobago, raised in Toronto, Canada by loving mother Patricia, father Anthony and sibling Jason.
Mark Anthony turned an IFBB Men’s Physique Pro at the 2011 North American’s in Cleveland, Ohio by winning his class. Since then, Mark has exploded onto the pro stage. In the first half of 2012, Mark Anthony made Men’s Physique history by successfully winning 3 consecutive IFBB Pro shows – LA Pro Grand Prix, Orlando Europa Pro Super Show and then earning his “Trifecta in Tribeca” at the prestigious New York Pro. Mark has been featured in several international publications such as Muscular Development Magazine, Fitness RX for Men Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, FLEX Magazine, Muscle & Fitness, the NPC News and more.
Mark Anthony is coached by the GURU George Farah and under the tutelage of none other than 4 time Mr. Olympia and best friend Jay Cutler. Being a personal trainer and contest prep coach for years, Mark has created a Men’s Physique team called THE NEW BREED. A nickname Jay gave him after earning his IFBB Pro card. Mark Anthony currently coaches 3 top ranked IFBB Pro Men’s Physique athletes on his roster, along with several NPC national level competitors.
Mark Anthony’s eyes and heart are set on becoming the first ever Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia. The kid with the big dream of one day becoming an IFBB Pro is now living his dream, by the grace of God, and the will to never surrender.
On Being an ALLMAX Athlete
To me being part of Team ALLMAX means integrity. The passion, prestige, pride and power I put into myself ALLMAX puts the same into their products. This is a team that I just have to be a part of – every product is clear cut, defined for specific results and performance. Every detail has been considered and this gives me the ultimate results I need to be a champion. There’s something to be said about being one of the top brands & leaders in the industry.
Question & Answer with Mark Anthony
Favorite Type of Training
Giant sets & heavy volume training.
Favorite Exercise in the Gym
I love any delt/shoulder exercise movement.
Favorite Cheat Food
Trinidadian Caribbean & Cuban food. Along with ALL desserts.
Favorite Diet Food
Steak, eggs & cream of wheat, also white rice & cod.
What Do you Like to Do Outside of the Gym?
I like to attend most NPC & IFBB contests nation wide which includes traveling to different cities. I also like to go shopping at the Forum Shoppes in Caesar’s Palace, go to the movies, hang out with friends & loved ones, watch UFC here in Vegas. I also love to venture to the Wynn Buffet on Cheat days & attend my amazing service on Sundays at Central Christian Church.
What’s in your Gym Bag?
AMINOCORE, MUSCLEPRIME, RAPIDCUTS SHREDDED, belt, wrist straps, lock, Beats by Dr Dre head phones, Bose head phones & extra t shirt.
How Did you get into Fitness?
My Father was my biggest inspiration to get involved with fitness.
What Do you Love to Listen to when you Work Out?
My I Pod consists of a lot of hip hop and a ton of house music dj’s podcasts. Maybe a lil R&B to slow things down
Biggest Gym Pet Peeve
Smelly people is my biggest pet peeve in the gym or people that still try to talk to me during an intense workout while wearing the biggest Beats By Dr Dre head phones ever made.
1st – Olympia
1st – IFBB Pittsburgh Pro
5th – L.A. Pro Grand Prix
1st – L.A. Pro Grand Prix
1st – Orlando Europa Pro
1st – New York Pro
1st – IFBB North American Class B Men’s Physique (Earned IFBB Pro Status)
Mark Anthony’s Training Plan
I don’t train in a standard manner. Instead I perform 4 Giant Sets of 4 exercises with no rest in between sets until the circuit of 4 exercises is completed. Reps are in the 15-20 range. Fast, intense and heavy. I train 2 days on and 1 day off. So workouts fall on different days of the week.
Here is a sample upper body workout.
Giant Set 1 – Chest
- Incline Bar or Dumbell Press
- Flat Dumbbell Flyes
- Flat Dumbbell Press
- Cable Crossover
Flat Barbell Press; German volume, 10 sets of 10 reps
Giant Set 2 – Back
- Wide-grip Chin-ups
- Reverse Narrow-grip Pulldowns
- Bent-over Rows
- Wide-grip seated cable rows
Smith Machine, Romanian Deadlifts; German volume, 10 sets of 10 reps
Giant Set 3 – Delts
- Seated Side Dumbbell Laterals
- Bent-over Rear Laterals
- Front Barbell Press
- Wide Barbell Upright Rows
Barbell Shrugs Behind Back
Giant Set 4 – Arms
- EZ Bar 21s
- Single-arm Dumbbell 90° Preacher Curls
- Incline Bench Dumbbell Curls
- Bent-0ver Single Arm Concentration Curls
Reverse Grip Cable Triceps Extensions
Bodyweight Triceps Dips Between Benches
Mark Anthony’s Stack
8 egg whites, 6-oz Filet steak tenderloin, 2 oz oats or cream of wheat, CLA95, VitaStack
5oz cod 1 cup white rice
10-oz cod 1 cup white rice
3:00 p.m (Pre-workout)
MUSCLEPRIME & RAPIDCUTS SHREDDED
4:30 p.m (Post-workout)
2 scoops Chocolate ISOFLEX, Glutamine
20 oz Gatorade, AMINOCORE
10-oz cod 1cup white rice
10-oz cod green salad with balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil.
2 scoops CASEIN-FX, OMEGA 3, VITASTACK, 1000 mg vitamin C, B complex