Jon Huston

Background

I got started lifting weights when I was in high school to stay in shape for baseball season. When I got out of high school and realized I wouldn't be able to play college ball I began lifting weights to get bigger and improve the way I felt about myself. I began my training in a small gym at a nearby junior college where I started my college career. It was open four hours a day, four days a week. I was there open to close every day.

I love bodybuilding because of the amount of self-discipline you acquire just by forcing yourself to the extreme. It is so easy some days to just stay home and watch Cartoon Network and eat Cap'n Crunch, but self-discipline will make you change clothes, take your Xenadrine, and get to the gym. I also love bodybuilding because that is the best way to meet people who can become life-long friends. I have met all of my best friends in the gym at one time or another.

Also check out my Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week Profile!Name: Jon Huston
E-mail: jhustono1@cableone.net
Age: 26
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 194 lbs (contest weight), 228 lbs (currently)
Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma
Years Bodybuilding: 8 Years
Favorite Body parts: Abs, shoulders, traps, chest, and back.
Favorite Exercise: Don't have one.
Favorite Supplements: EAS products!
Hobbies: Lifting weights, playing with my dog, playing guitar, and I am trying to get started riding motorcycles.
Bench: 365, Squat: 580Pic 1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3 | Pic 4 | Pic 5

2001 Red River Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship
Novice men heavyweight; 1st place
Novice men overall: 2nd place

Articles

  • 12-Week Contest Prep!

    This article will go through my diet, cardiovascular training, weight training and supplements and will give you some visual proof of how my methods worked for me.

  • Merging HIT & Volume Training: For Pre-Contest Bodybuilders!

    The idea for this article came from my personal workouts that I've been doing since I began my pre-contest training. Basically, I've combined the two ideas into one program; let's call it the HIV (High Intensity Volume) program.

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: Arms!

    Biceps and triceps are the primary muscles making up the larger portion of your arms. These are the muscles put on display during most all bodybuilding poses. In this article I will go through two workouts using the HIT and Volume Training Methods.

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: The Upper Legs!

    Perhaps the most difficult part about training legs is the low success rate for improving size and strength. Hopefully, this article will give you a few ideas to improve your overall size in the upper legs...

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: The Back!

    A well-developed back gives a strong indication that you are willing and able to pull some heavy weights to get the physique you need to win competitions. Overall development shows that you put the time and thinking into hitting all muscle groups.

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: Shoulders!

    Shoulders are the foundation of the upper body, which gives your physique the broad, tapered-look that most bodybuilders strive for. To be big, you must have big shoulders...

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: Calves!

    Calve are perhaps the most difficult muscle group to train and get a large amount of gains from your training. The purpose of this article is to provide you with two different approaches to training these pesky little creatures.

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: The Chest!

    The purpose of this article is to go in-depth into training the chest using High-Intensity Training and Volume Training methods. I will give a workout program for the chest using both program methods.

  • If At First You Don't Succeed... Modify!

    I hope this article will answer some of your questions regarding prioritized training and training modification.

  • Off-Season Contest Preparation!

    Off-season contest preparation consists of numerous aspects of bodybuilding: nutrition, cardiovascular training, mass building, research, and psychological recuperation. Learn how I prepare for contests in the off-season.

  • Training The Upper Legs!

    Fully developing the legs is perhaps one of the most difficult and most seldom accomplished feats among bodybuilders. Learn why and how to get huge Mike Platz legs!

  • Abdominal Training: The Finishing Touch

    Bodybuilding is a sport that requires maximal dedication and single-minded determination to achieve the ultimate goal: winning a contest. For the scope of this article we will just discuss the training and presentation of the abdominal muscles...

  • Understanding Creatine.

    In order for skeletal muscles to carry out basic subsistence metabolism such as protein synthesis and active transport ATP is required.

  • Bodybuilding: An Art And Science

    The human body is perhaps one of the most impressive and difficult to modify structures found in nature.

  • Jon Huston's Twelve-Week Contest Preparation!

    Preparing for a contest is by far the most grueling and difficult part of bodybuilding. This article goes step-by-step through my Twelve-week preparation for my October 5th, 2002 contest. Hope you can get some tips from it.

  • Developing The Chest: A Course In Hypertrophy!

    The chest is perhaps the most widely sought after aspect of the human physique. It is the part that even the skinny-legged guys on the beach stick out. So why do so few people have a good one? Simple; they don't know how to work it properly. In this

  • How To Be A Perfect Training Partner!

    Perhaps the single most important component to a successful bodybuilding endeavor is the training partner. In this article I will give you a few ideas as to not only be a good partner but to pick a good partner.

  • Gym Etiquette: What To Do Not To Get Yelled At!

    Why, do so many people desecrate such a holy place as the gym? Because they are idiots. Well, maybe not idiots, but they should know better. I am going to tell you what to look for and how to prevent it.

  • A Bodybuilder's Guide To Injury Prevention

    Aching joints. Sore muscles. Stiff back. These are some of the many complaints most bodybuilders complain of. This article will describe some of the symptoms of common injuries and describe how to prevent them from occurring.

  • Boulder Shoulders!

    Build some amazing boulder shoulders, just like me!

  • Guide To A Better Back!

    Back development is a key ingredient in the physique of a bodybuilder. This article will discuss my ideas pertaining to building the back in terms of width, thickness, and form. I will also include two sample programs.

  • Crash Course 12-Week Contest Prep!

    Preparing for a bodybuilding competition is perhaps the most difficult task a bodybuilder will undertake. The 12 or 13 week