I LIKE TO MAINTAIN A POWER LIFTER MINDSET
BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: JOSHUA “TANK” SARGE
BBG: Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a little about yourself. How old are you? Where are you from? What do you do? What other jobs have you had? Where did you go to school? What are your major goals other than working out?
JOSH: Well I’m 24 and was born in San Clemente, CA, but grew up in Columbus, OH…home of the Arnold Classic. Over the past few years I’ve been trying to make my way back to California. Made a pit stop in Dallas for a couple years where I started a personal training company. I have worked as a personal trainer and nutrition consultant, and I had stints at Red Lobster and Lowes right out of high school lol. Now that I’m back in Cali I’m waiting to hear about a couple job opportunities and really just focusing on the gym. I went to high school in Grove City, OH, at Central Crossing High School and my college degree is still in progress. Honestly, my main goal is to 1) become an IFBB pro and 2) become Mr. Olympia. These are my goals and I’ll do anything and everything to attain them.
BBG: Tell us about North Texas Personal Training.
JOSH: NTPT was a personal training company I started and ran for a couple years while I was in Dallas. Personal training is really something I have a passion for. Once I start competing I plan on taking it up a level and becoming a strength coach to help younger bodybuilders and powerlifters.
BBG: When did you start working out? What got you into it?
JOSH: I started working out when I was 14 because I knew it would help me with sports. I played football, basketball, and ran track in middle school. As soon as I began working out it I began to love it. But up until only a few years ago I really only lifted because it was fun. Once I realized how well my body reacted to weight training I decided I needed to do something more with it.
BBG: Your physique is really thick. 5’9” and 262 lbs. What are the rest of your stats?
JOSH: Right now my weight fluctuates between 260-265 and I’m working to burn some fat with a lower carb intake before I bulk up. My current measurements are: Arms 21”, Legs 31”, Chest 52”.
BBG: Do you consider yourself a bodybuilder or a power lifter? What are your goals in the gym?
Cable Side, Front, Rear Laterals
- 2 Warm up sets on each
- Shoulder Press
- 2 Warm up sets
- 225x12x2 w/ drop sets to 135×12
- 135 burnout
Dumbbell Front Raises Supersets w/ Side Laterals 60x10x4
- Behind Head Lat Pulldown Supersets w/ DB Rear Laterals 50x10x3
- 100x12x3 (with squeeze)
Shrugs Supersets w/ Dumbbell Side Laterals (touch at top) 40x8x3
- Cable Rear Deltoid Pulls
- 4 Sets up to full stack x12 reps
- Cybex Shoulder Press Supersets w/ DB Side Laterals (30x12x7)(FST-7)
- 2 Warm up sets
Bent Over Rows (Strict, Full ROM)
- Pendley Rows
Seated Cable Rows Supersets w/ Straight Arm Pulldowns 100x10x3
- Full Stack x12x3
- Reverse Grip Pulldowns
- Half Stack x12x5
Cybex Lat Pulldowns (30 sec break between sets)
- EZ Bar Curls Supersets w/ Hammers (with twist and squeeze) 30x8x7 (30 sec break)
- 2 Warm up sets
Incline Fly Supersets w/ Plate Press 21s 20x 3 sets
Cybex Bench Supersets w/ Incline Cable Fly 40x12x7 (FST-7, 30 second break)
Single Hand Reverse Grip Cable Extensions Supersets w/ Straight Bar Ext 80x12x7 (FST-7, 30 second break)