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John Humble of Humble Fitness

Fitness expert John Humble has won national championships in powerlifting, Olympic lifting and bodybuilding. For nearly four decades he’s used his expertise to help others get in shape and stay that way. Today, at his private studio in Maryland Farms in Brentwood, he offers personal training to people of all ages but specializes in helping teen athletes and people over 50.

He says when it comes to getting in shape resistance training is key.

“One of the best things that ever happened to me was back in the day I met a fellow who became my mentor,” John says. “He told me to stick with resistance training and never quit doing it because everything that happens to your body happens through muscle tissue. It’s as simple as that. He was my friend and mentor until he was 96 years old and passed away from pneumonia. That was Jack Lallane.”

Jack Lallane was an exercise and nutrition expert who started the American Fitness Revolution and motivated millions to improve their health.

John says it’s never too early or too late to build muscles and get stronger.

“I’ve got a couple of guys I’m training in their late 70s. It’s incredible that they can double their strength with the weights they’re using on my machines,” he says. “And how can my 11-year old son lift more than an 18-year old football player? It’s because for two years, since he was 9, he’s been lifting with me.”

He says eating healthy and working out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite foods once in a while.

“I work out six days a week, and I eat right those six days a week, but when Saturday comes I don’t work out,” he says. “I start out the morning with a quart of chocolate milk and two Pop-Tarts. And then, because I love it—but I only do it on Saturdays–I drink a quart of Cherry Coke.”

John says people who don’t take a cheat day now and then will end up crashing, then bingeing, which often makes it harder to get back on their workout schedule and healthy eating regimen.

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