Northwest Muscle Classic Report!

September 16th marked the day for the Northwest Muscle Classic held in Portland, Oregon (a Pro-Qualifier for the overall winner). It was also my twelfth bodybuilding competition in the eight years I have been involved in this sport.
September 16th marked the day for the Northwest Muscle Classic held in Portland, Oregon (a Pro-Qualifier for the overall winner). It was also my twelfth bodybuilding competition in the eight years I have been involved in this sport. To my surprise, there were only about 20 competitors, 12-14 men and just 5-6 women. I thought for a pro-qualifier being held in such a well-known city, it would be a really BIG show. Nevertheless, my wife and I still enjoyed making the trip.

There was only one other competitor in my middleweight class who happened to be from Boise, Idaho also. Fortunately, the judges found me in the number one spot. For the overall, we had an intense showdown between myself, a ripped up lightweight from Arizona, an impressive light-heavy from Texas and an up and coming heavyweight who is also from Boise. To my disappointment, they picked the thicker light-heavyweight. Seems like after every show I always end up evaluating my physique and how I need to always improve my size to win an overall. So here's my recipe for the remainder of this year and into 2001...

First, I want to say thank you to Bodybuilding.com for their support in my endeavors. I'm anxious to see what kind of gains I'm going to make in future weeks by using these top supplements. I've already started with Creatine followed by taking HMB, MX7, Antioxidant Fuel, Glutamine, N-Large and a 12-hour time released Multi-Vitamin. Adding those with my existing intense heavy training of each body part every 5-7 days, combined with 7-9 hours of sleep per night and power-packed protein/carbohydrate meals, I'm sure to see the middleweight class become a thing of the past. If you have any questions or input, please email me at bodtrnr@musclemail.com.

~Mark Tilden
Meridian, Idaho