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BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: Mike Foster
Bodybuilder Mike Foster is one of the biggest fans of Big Back Grips users we know. (Read a little further to see how we met.) He also one of the most multifaceted. His facets include bodybuilder, English teacher, spokesperson and bartender. Big Mike Foster is a widely known and well respected member of the community of fitness professionals in Los Angeles. As a fitness model and spokesperson, he has represented ErgoGenics and Sylvester Stallone’s Instone. He has also represented Big Back Lifting Grips at Muscle Beach Venice on many occasions. The very hetero Mike is also a part time bartender at Hamburger Mary’s, a popular gay bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, California. Mike also works at Big Back’s very first dealer: N101 Nutrition, Health and Sport at their Hollywood and West Hollywood locations.
Now 37 and living in Los Angeles, Mike is originally from Monroe, Michigan, on “glorious Lake Erie” and taught English for nine years in Carleton, Michigan. His “closing act” on an episode of The Bachelorette became the most famous YouTube clip The Bachelorette ever produced. If you want to see what really wide lats look like, check out the “wings” part of the Bachelorette video. That’s Mike Foster’s cocky muscle side. And at 6’6” and 250 lbs, with a handsome smile and constant flow of charm and humor, he gets away with cocky. At least is a two minute video.
BBG: First, tell us about your workout. What does it consist of?
Mike Foster: I do jumping jacks — lots of them. Seriously, I try to not lift heavy any more, but that is hard for me because that’s how I built my size. I have been incorporating a lot of stretching, super high rep sets, cardio and outdoor activity. I fell in love with an outdoor track down here in Redondo Beach and I love to do H.I.I.T. training there. Oh, ok, I’ll say it; I also do a lot of back workouts (chins, pull-downs, D.B. rows, etc.). If I have a favorite body part, I’d have to say “lats.” And I really do use Big Back Grips. Especially on those super smooth chinning bars at the beach. Nothing really grips except Big Back Grips. And let me remind you how we met. You found out through N101 that I used your Big Backs and you begged me, BEGGED ME, to work with you guys. I really liked that.
Anyway, I train very instinctively. Sometimes I’m not sure what I will do until I finish my 15 minute cardio warm-up. But I absolutely will not train back unless I have my BBG’s with me. That is the absolute truth!
BBG: We don’t recall the begging.
Mike Foster: I do. You begged.