I RECEIVED A TON OF QUESTIONS IN THE GYM … IT WAS TIME TO WRITE IT ALL DOWN AND PUBLISH IT.
BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY
BODYBUILDER, OWNER OF HTTP://DWORKSOUT.COM
BBG: Naturally one of the reasons we’re interviewing you is because we know you’re an avid Big Back Grips user so let’s just deal with that quickly. What did you use beforeBBGs and why did you settle on BBGs? How do they help your workout?
Chris: I certainly am an avid Big Back Grips user! I used straps before I got my first pair of BBGs. I noticed that I had been getting pains in my shoulder, elbow and wrist when I would use the straps. I would also get what I call “strap burn” on my wrists. With those two things in mind I started to look for alternatives. Then I found BBGs. Not only did they solve those two issues, they also help me lift more weight for more reps. I use them for every muscle group I can!
BBG: Ok, so, tell us a little about yourself: your name, background, where you grew up, where you went to school and for what. What do you do professionally? A mini-bio, if you will.
Chris: My name is Christopher Joseph Downey. I usually go by Downey or Joey D, not many people call me by my first name. I don’t have a preference, though. I grew up in Indiana and moved to Chicago in 1997. I was in Residential Development for awhile and just recently decided to try something new so I’m heading back to school for my Psychology Doctorate. I am going to end up graduating with a Doctorate in Child & Adolescent Psychology with a Master’s in Sport & Health Psychology. I really want to help kids with self-image issues.
BBG: Tell us about your blog: http://dworksout.com. When did you start it? What’s it like running your own bodybuilding blog?
Chris: I started my fitness blog July 2007. I had received a ton of questions in the gym about my routine and diet, so I decided it was time to write it all down and publish it. My goal with the blog is to inform people about my methods of training and hopefully inspire them to reach their goals. It has actually grown into a lot more. It’s really crazy running my own bodybuilding blog. When I look back on my 140lb teenage years, I never thought I would be 220lbs writing about fitness. It is a LOT of work, but I love doing it and the positive response and feedback I get from everyone is awesome and keeps me going!
BBG: Where do you work out?