Mark Tilden


I am thirty-three years "young" now and have recently started a profession as a personal trainer. On September 16, 2000, I will have competed in my twelfth bodybuilding show. Obviously, weighing just 180 pounds, I am proud to say I am a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder. I have competed in both NGA and NPC shows, and have managed to consistently maintain one of the top spots in my weight classes. And even though my dreams of being a huge weight gainer may never come true, I know the world of bodybuilding still holds many more opportunities for me to grow in every aspect of my life.

Mark's Video Intro! Check out this short video of me. 15 seconds, mpeg, 1.53MB. CLICK HERE!
Years Bodybuilding: 8 years
Favorite Bodypart: Quads
Favorite Exercise: Lunges
Favorite Supplements: HMB, Myoplex
Bodybuilders: Arnold
Age: 33
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180 lbs. 2002 NGA Pro Atlas
  1. Mark Tilden
  2. Lance Sganzini
  3. Terry Baldwin
  4. Todd Opheim
  5. Pete Pitrone
Pics From Contest? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Video from the end of the contest. What do you think about the results?

2002 NGA Pro Atlas Video
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    Despite being forty two years old, a new chapter began in my bodybuilding and fitness career... Find out how it all started and where it has led. Read on.

  • Mark Tilden - Making A Comeback At Forty!

    After a five year lay off I am making a comeback. My business is booming and life is good! I'm writing this comeback article just 10 weeks away from the Northwest Natural Pro-Atlas show in Boise.

  • My Plans For Getting Bigger For My Next Contest!

    Despite the fact that I was chosen over four incredible bodybuilders at Idaho's first professional show, I'm more determined than ever to put on more muscle. Here's how!

  • Getting Started!

    I have been working out for over a decade now and training people for two years. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that people ask when they want to get started on a workout and diet plan. Follow this basic advice to reach your goals.

  • Bodybuilding SMACKDOWN!

    Three natural bodybuilding rivals are competing again on one stage. Who will win? Listen to their SMACK talk from before the show and see who really won and why!

  • 9 Video Posing Guides!

    Learn about posing the best way possible, watch a video and learn! Mark Tilden is one of the best posers in the state and will help you win your next competition!

  • 2001 N.W. Natural Pro-Qualifier!

    WOW! The 9th annual Northwest Natural Bodybuilding Championship was nothing short of spectacular...

  • Energized!

    Feeling sluggish lately? This article is for you. Find out how to have the energy you need to be your best in the gym...

  • First Show Of My Year!

    First Show Of My Year Review. 2001 Mountain States Natural Pro Qualifier in Roy, Utah. Find out how I placed and what I learned!

  • The Treadmill For Glute/Calf Maturity!

    I have had some quality gains in my legs since having my right knee reconstructed February 17, 1999. I owe a lot of it to my new favorite piece of cardio equipment.

  • Mountain States Open Pro-Qualifier Championships!

    April 28, 2001 marks the day in Utah for the Mountain States Open Pro-Qualifier Championships. James and Bianca Purtell are first time promoters. And from reading their letter in the application they sent, sounds like they will have a quality show.

  • Seven Days Out!

    Okay, you have dieted down for six, eight, maybe even twelve weeks. Now it's time to do the all important peaking. So, let's start with the Saturday prior to your show. This is the day you will want to drop your carbohydrates considerably.

  • 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.

  • My Mass Gaining Program!

    I am writing this on Thanksgiving Day and I thought what better day to elaborate on the gains I've made on my physique in the last 8 weeks. Here is my full 5-day training split!

  • Northwest Muscle Classic Pics!

    Check out all of Mark's latest pics!

  • Hard Gainer?

    Are you working hard for a pound of lean muscle mass on your frame? Tired of hearing about all the weight some bodybuilders gain just a few days post-contest?