One thing many Natural Bodybuilders don't take into consideration is that this sport greatly resembles a Marathon. My first experience with bodybuilding was the 2002 WFNA Rock Mountain Natural held in Spokane, WA. It was a drug/polygraph tested show on same guide lines as the NANBF/IFPA which I am now competing. I was 21 years old and weighed in at 174 lbs the day of the show. I placed 4th of 9 in Novice. It was defiantly an eye opener and had me addicted for more. It has been a learning experience ever since and I strive each day for improvement. I am posting some comparison shots from the 2010 NANBF Washington State Natural, where I recently won the Overall and my IFPA Pro status. I roughly weighed in at 195lbs. With 8 years of training under my belt and 21 lbs heavier on stage. This is proof that it is you against you, strive to beat your best each and every day.