IF ANYONE WANTS TO TRAIN WITH ME, THEY BETTER BE READY TO GET TO WORK. NO FUNNY BUSINESS. AS SOON AS I STEP FOOT IN THAT GYM, IT’S LIKE A SWITCH SET TO BEAST MODE!
BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: JJ SCHELLING
BBG: Hi JJ. Before we start the actual interview, can you tell us a little about yourself. A mini-bio, if you will.
JJ Schelling: Sure! My name is JJ Schelling. I just turned 17 years old and I currently live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. I recently got a job at my local gym!
BBG: Now, there’s a story behind your physique. At one point you were very anorexic and your life was literally in danger. Now you’re 17 years old and it’s easy to see a serious physique taking shape. What’s the story behind all the changes? Exactly when did you start lifting and what was your motivation?
JJ Schelling: It’s true. I had a very hard battle with anorexia for the past couple of years and I am very blessed I am here today. I had a heart rate of 29 beats per minute, and the doctor told me I wasn’t going to be around much longer. That was the big wake up call!! And lucky for me I found bodybuilding. And before I knew it I was seeing awesome results.
BBG: You were 102 lbs. when you started. What are you stats now? What is your ultimate weight goal?
JJ Schelling: Right now I weigh 142 lbs. at 5’3”. My best body part would probably be my legs or arms; the legs measure 23” and arms are 14”. When I first started arms were 9” and quads were 18”.
BBG: And you have a show coming up. Tell us about that.
JJ Schelling: Yes!! I am currently 23 weeks out from my Very first Show the Sudbury Championships on may 12th! I am very happy and excited to be working with Fusion Bodybuilder Mark Richman. We will be starting the contest preparation 16 weeks out.
BBG: Do you have an entry weight goal for the show?
JJ Schelling: No, no weight goal. Mark wants to keep me as full as possible while bringing the best condition as we can bring to the show.
BBG: So at the ripe old age of 17, you are a sponsored athlete: Chris Byrd’s supplement store in Kansas City North, and Sault Area Wrestling. Chris is a Big Back Grips dealer. Tell us about Sault Area Wrestling?