Jon Habeshy

Jon Habeshy
Quick Stats
  • 28
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • 5'6"
  • 148 lbs contest 178 lbs off
  • 8
  • Shoulders
  • Squats
  • Scivation Xtend, Whey & Novem
The fat kid in high school, Jon Habeshy has been bodybuilding for over 8 years. He enjoys developing his own systematic approach to muscle building.

In high school I was a fat kid. But unlike many fat kids, I wasn't just a fat kid, I was weak! I had no strength to show for all my bulk. I picked up sports to get active. I was never a great athlete. In fact, when I took the physical fitness test in middle school... I was ranked last in my class! Eventually, I started weight training for wrestling.

I lost weight, improved my appearance, and got stronger in the process! After wrestling season my senior year, I knew I wouldn't have what it would take to continue athletics in college, but I still had a competitive drive. After picking up an issue of FLEX magazine, I was instantly hooked. After the last wrestling practice was over, I was in the gym the very next day and the rest is history!

Workout History

I don't subscribe to any one theory for bodybuilding training. I've done many types of workouts over the course of my training career and I'll continue to experiment until I'm able to develop my own systematic approach. I like to have a structure and so often I will adapt a magazine routine with slight changes that suit my needs, structure, etc...

I've made great gains mostly from Layne Norton's PHAT split and Eric Broser's P/RR/S training. Right now my training is focusing on adding muscle everywhere but also improving my symmetry by bringing up my arms. I'm open to any training philosophy as long as it centers around hard work and solid principles.


I feel I'm qualified to write for your site because of my experience in the bodybuilding and supplement industry. I'm able to convey that experience in my writing. I am also a licensed physical therapist assistant, so I have a formal education in exercise science, anatomy, physiology, etc...

What sets me apart in this industry is that I was never naturally athletic, strong, muscular, or lean. None of these qualities came easily or naturally to me and I've had to put in above average effort and time to reach my goals. I feel like I can relate to many young lifters that feel like they are unable to make progress. I can also relate to older lifters due to my experience working in physical therapy and understanding how our bodies change as we age.

Competition History

  • 2003 - NPC Midwestern States, Novice lightweight, dnf
  • 2005 - NPC Midwestern States, Novice lightweight, dnf
  • 2007 - NPC Natural Northern USA, Open lightweight, 6th
  • 2010 - NPC Midwestern States, Novice lightweight, 5th; Open lightweight 3rd
  • 2010 - OCB Natural Indiana, Novice Short, 3rd; Open Short, 4th
  • 2010 - NPC Natural Northern USA, Open Bantamweight, 5th

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Jon Habeshy's Content

Effective Leg Training Made Simple
Set aside unbalanced training habits and ineffective half squats and build powerful, well-built legs and calves. This article includes a sample leg building workout.
25.8K Reads 5 Comments
The 3 Keys To Workout Intensity
Just what does training intensity mean, and how can you benefit from it? Learn how to combine hard work, focus and belief and improve your results.
14K Reads 2 Comments
Developing & Showcasing Eye-Popping Abs
It's time to build and show off your six pack! This article discusses abs training frequency, abs workout structure, training technique, the use of weight and more.
44.2K Reads 6 Comments