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Meet the 60-year-old with abs of steel who is regularly mistaken for 40

Meet the 60-year-old with abs of steel who is regularly mistaken for 40 thanks to his gym-obsession and says he wants to be just like his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dad-of-seven Perry Higley started hitting the gym in his early 20s - quickly becoming ripped with bulging muscles and rock-hard abs. He now goes six a week - training a different muscle group each day and aims to be as toned and chiselled as his "gym-spiration" Arnold Schwarzenegger during his Terminator days. Perry has opted for a "clean diet" - consisting of chicken, steak, sweet potatoes, broccoli and raw eggs - which he has stuck to rigidly for decades. Perry says people regularly say he looked 20 years younger thanks to his shredded physique and says he has no plans to stop pumping iron in old age. Builder Perry, from Chelmsford, Essex, said: "There's no secret - it's just training and diet. "I've always watched what I eat and liked to do lots of exercise to keep myself fit and healthy. "I'm always mistaken for being about 20 years younger than I am - a few days ago when I told someone my age while in the gym, their jaw hit the floor. "A lot of people get jealous - they don't want to put in the work, and I get accused of cheating by taking steroids. "People can say what they want - I don't care. I have a better body than most blokes half my age. "The secret is just committing because nothing comes easy." Perry has seven children between the ages of 36 and nine - the youngest he shares with his current partner, Rachel Croudace, 35, a mental health nurse. But alongside being a dad, Perry finds time to spend 10 hours a week in the gym. He eats a clean diet - with some of his staples being chicken, steak, sweet potatoes, broccoli and raw eggs - which he has stuck to for years. Perry limits his alcohol and even sticks to his diet when he goes out for a meal - but says he has no regrets because of the health benefits.

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