KEEP YOUR BODY GUESSING.
BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: John Carter
INTERNATIONAL FITNESS COLUMNIST, FITNESS MODEL, AND FITNESS CONSULTANT
BBG: Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: One of the reasons we’re interviewing you is because we know you’re avid Big Back Grips user. What did you use before BBGs and why did you settle on BBGs? How do they help your workout?
John Carter: I am the typical weight lifter that doesn’t wear any gloves or straps when it comes to lifting because I liked the feel of the bar or dumbbells while training but it came to a point that my hands were destroyed and my strength was decreasing during that time. Shortly, I came across Big Back Grips and wow I was speechless. Let’s just say that I was ready to hit the weights harder than ever. Big Back Grips allowed me to gain my strength back. Most of all my grip was phenomenal while training. I feel like I could go on and on and never stop while using the grips, most of all because you don’t feel the rust of the dumbbells, barbells, or pull up bars, they work amazing and I carry them with me everywhere I go and I have at least 2-3 pairs in my bag. They are a must-have to maximize your gym time and strength.
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.
John Carter: My name is John Carter. I went to school for Business Entrepreneurship and Hotel Management. I’m currently focused full time on my Fitness Career as I’m a fitness entrepreneur. I’m currently writing for a variety of Fitness magazines world wide in Dubai, Serbia, Australia, Toronto & some here in the United States. Fitness has always been a passion of mine and I’m very happy to be able to motivate, inspire and help others life a healthier lifestyle. Besides being an international fitness columnist and fitness model, I also do fitness consulting via my website: www.johncarterfitness.comwhere I’m constantly bringing fitness content and helping others with their fitness goals.
BBG: Where do you work out?
John Carter: I work out at Equinox Fitness Club. During the summer for an outdoor work out I train at Muscle Beach located in Venice Beach. I’m able to run by the beach and do a variety of cardio vascular training and muscle endurance and strength work outs. Keeping your body guessing is the key to maximize your results.
BBG: Did you play or excel at any sports?
John Carter: Back in high school I used to be a tri-sport athlete. I used to run track, swim and play football. And I must say that all of them were my strong sports. I’m also a 2nd Degree Black belt. Track allowed me to work on my cardio vascular endurance as I used to be a sprinter (4×1 relay, 4×4 relay, 400 & 200). Those were the good ole days of training hard and pushing my body to the limits. Swimming and football tested my strength and muscle endurance. The same with Karate.
BBG: What brought you into the world of lifting and when? What are your main goals in bodybuilding?
John Carter: Back in high school I was on the football team and it was mandatory to lift. I wasn’t really much into it at that time, I was just staying lean and shredded. Shortly after graduating high school I wanted to transform my physique to another level by increasing my muscle mass and overall size. I’m also looking to compete at the Men’s Physique division!
My workout routine
BBG: What are your biggest accomplishments in your workout history so far? : Titles, personal goals achieved, etc.
John Carter: Here are all of my accomplishments in the fitness industry since I started. I’m blessed, humbled and grateful for those who have given me the opportunity to grace all this magazine features.