IT takes a lot of hard work to look this good, but when you do you can call yourself a world champion.
Jon Clark officially has the most perfect physique on the planet after winning the IFPA World Natural Master Bodybuilder title. As a former strength and nutrition coach to boxer Clinton Woods, Jon, aged 40, from Wales, near Sheffield, knows a thing or two about being at the top.
And he says he knew he was in with a good chance before performing at the event in Washington DC: “I felt good. It has been a year for me. I won the Northern area in August and then the British title in September.
“Winning this title gives me the chance of travelling on the pro-circuit next year.”
Jon, who owns Evolution Gym at Crystal Peaks and Revolution Gym in Rotherham town centre, has been body building since he was 13 and first competed in 1993.
As a ‘natural’ bodybuilder Jon is performing without the aid of enhancing drugs and is tested regularly.
“I’ve nothing against the other side of the sport, this is just how I do it. We have urine tests and have to take a polygraph (lie detector),” he said.
“You have to be 100 percent into it. I train seven days a week and have two days of those days without weights. I encourage other people at the gyms, it’s good to show that I can walk the walk.”