Natural BodyBuilder Joshua Trentine Talks with

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Name: Joshua Trentine
Age: 43
Height: 5.11 ½
Weight: Off Season 220 Competition 202
Location: Cleveland Ohio

How did you get started with body building?

Strength training for football at age 13.

Where does your motivation for bodybuilding come from and how does your body art relate?

Let’s start out with the premise that we were designed perfect, that we were born to be perfect; of course this is an ideal and even those who appear in such a way will never believe they are perfect, so we have an ideal and something that can never be reached.

Now this is fine unless you are me, I have an extremist personality, call it obsessive if you will and an attempt to be “perfect” is only troublesome for my way of being. For my body art and note that I considered my muscularity and balance an art; I consider my posing and stance to be art, I consider the tools which I build my body with as art and therefore I also consider RenEx art and all of these things work together as one when a final product is presented.

You will not find a bigger fan of classic bodybuilding than me. I love the greats: Zane, Reeves, Nubret and Bob Paris. While I admire them and even sometimes imitate them I don’t want to be them, I want to be Josh. I want to be my own unique “body” of work.

Josh derives inspiration from the great Steve Reeves.

Josh derives inspiration from the great Steve Reeves.

And times change, obviously different social norms exist now compared to the 50′s when Reeves was prime. Not only do times change but so does the body, especially if you have ever played contact sport. Even someone with a good aesthetic form like me can lose some symmetry with injury, age and just life happening. Again, this isn’t great for my personality type, so in my mind how do I forever correct my symmetry issues?
The answer: to be completely asymmetrical!

I know this sounds nuts, but it is my art, my expression and I think it is possible that with a brilliant tattoo artist the tattoos can enhance the physique or they could make it worse in the wrong case.

There are more layers to what I do than what meets the eye. My Tattoos are designed to flow with my physique, just like my posing or my RenEx machines, it’s my art, and it’s my expression.
Let me add one more bit to my answer

My brother is my tattoo artist, a true genius when it comes to artistic expression even though he has never been a bodybuilder he can advise me better than anyone in this regard. He is in many ways opposite of me and is many things I could never be but with our personalities being nearly opposite I’ve always thought the real ideal man would be a combination of both him and me. Us working together on this is the closest that I can ever get to my ideal expression of male form, is that not what bodybuilding is all about?

josh flex pro pic

So in the end, my motivation is found in my vision of the ideal man and express all aspects of my body of art.

simple row joshWhat is workout routine has worked best for you?


(*sidenote from Team RenEx: A workout routine of Josh’s will be shared in the future )

rawmnivoreWhat is your diet like?

I predominately consume a raw food diet. Most people assume this means raw fruits and vegetables, this is not what that means. I call myself a rawmivore meaning I eat all foods raw. This includes: chicken, beef, liver, fish, eggs, milk, cheese fruits and vegetables.


I have been competing in natural body building competitions for 22 years, here are some the highlights:
1st place 2003 Natural Mr.Ohio
1st place 2004 natural mr olympus
1st place 2005 MR.OLYMPUS
7th 2013 Pro Natural Mr. Universe
Represented Team USA at the 2005 World Natural Bodybuilding Championships in Paris, France.

When you try to cut do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?

I compete in the late summer or fall and during these seasons I enjoy being active outdoors riding my bike, swimming and taking long walks.

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What supplementation do you use?

Eating fresh whole raw food obviates the need for me to use supplementation.

Favorite Quotation:

“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
– Socrates

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avatar RoseMarie Toussaint March 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Great Art! Awesome commitment and enthusiasm to perfect the human physique! Our bodies crave for essential micronutrients and physical training to stay healthy. Another presentation by Josh related the fact that we lose muscle continually. The most important reason is that the essential amino acids, particularly cysteine which is essential for fitness in synthesizing glutathione, or GSH, our master antioxidant thus antiaging, immune system booster and detoxifier. GSH decreases as we age and in essentially every illness studied including stress. So our bodies crave for cysteine. There are a few ways of getting cysteine which is delicate and denatured by heat and mechanical stress. Muscle breakdown and loss is one, continually happening as we age. Close to 30 lbs of raw vegetables would provide for this if juiced naturally and not in blenders. That is a lot of veggies and pretty time consuming. Raw meats, for the few, for sure… Well being a vegetarian, and for many other reasons, I opted for Immunocal, a pharmaceutical grade cysteine delivery system, proven by clinical studies to statistically and significantly increase glutathione to keep us healthy and fit.


avatar Joe H. March 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

ROFL, yes Trentine is the new Reeves. What a fucking joke and what a fucking loser.


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avatar Judy May 18, 2016 at 7:40 am

Everlasting destruction is an interesting phrase.It seems to me that people must imagine that it is an eternally slow process of being destroyed that takes all of eternity, which I can’t really understand as destruction. Sounds like eternal life, just not pleasant. Or perhaps everlasting destruction would be destruction, reformation, destruction, reformation, destruction… etc. but again I find that to be a convoluted explanation.I would tend to believe that everlasting destruction is something is destroyed. Permanently. It’s not coming back, ever. It is a lasting deAwouctirn.snytay, great conversing with ya Dave!


avatar Steven Turner March 31, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Hi Josh,

A nice story, you consider your bodybuilding as an art the same way the great renaaissance artist consider their paintings. An appropriate name “renaissance exercise”. I am still not sure if I could go the full raw diet though this would test me. I have a a couple tattoos from my days in the Navy.


avatar Tom Sotas April 1, 2014 at 7:59 am

Liar, liar, pants on fire.


avatar Tom Sotas April 3, 2014 at 7:47 am

That article is a fantasy much like RenEx. Josh is it possible for you to be any more dishonest?


avatar Tom Sotas April 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Josh the Bitch. Why do you keep removing my posts?


avatar Joshua Trentine April 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm

i decided to run these hater poster…it’s actually really funny…check out the ip addresses…..nothing worse than a dumb hater:

Tom Sotas
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Josh the Bitch. Why do you keep removing my posts?

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That article is a fantasy much like RenEx. Josh is it possible for you to be any more dishonest?

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Submitted on 2014/04/01 at 8:01 am

Still watching…

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Liar, liar, pants on fire.

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Submitted on 2014/03/28 at 7:38 am

ROFL, yes Trentine is the new Reeves. What a fucking joke and what a fucking loser.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm

someone is soooo in


avatar Joe H. April 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I have to remain incognito to slow down the removal of my posts. How are the RenEx machines moving? Have you sold more than 25 pieces yet?

Funny how you stated someone said you resemble Reeves and now every one of your pictures mimics a Reeves pose. Reeves would have laughed at your pussy workouts and equipment.

Ever wonder why Arthur Jones didn’t force Hutchins to stop using his intellectual property? Could it have been because he knew anybody that trained SS was doomed to fail in reaching their genetic max as most of your clients clearly show.

When is your next dancing on stage contest? Please wear the pink panties as they suit you best.


avatar Joe H. April 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I see you keep mentioning an offseason weight of 220 lbs, what about when your were a double chinned fat bastard a year ago. Have you forgotten about that 6 or 7 year period?


avatar Joe H. April 4, 2014 at 7:53 am

I noticed you didn’t mention during the 7 year layoff from competition you didn’t mention your bodyweight went up into the 240+ range and you were a double chinned fat body before you starved yourself down.

Is that healthy? Does RenEx recommend this method as a diet plan?


avatar Joshua Trentine April 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I wasn’t asked the question….you are correct I spent years off and “bulked” to over 240#

I would not thinks it’s very shocking that bodybuilders bulk and cut….I don’t think i am the first.


avatar Scott Springston April 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

Looking good in that picture comparison to Reeves. Nice vacuum! Next time please try and do the exact same pose and find a new photographer or camera. It’s slightly soft.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm


Thanks, i had no reference…i did it from memory and on a whim at the end of a long photo shoot….i will go back and redo it this season….the photographer is very good but this was his first time ever doing physique photography.

which of course requires harsh lighting as opposed to soft lighting in more traditional portraits and other medium.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm
avatar Blain April 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

WOW! LOL. The rolodex of comedic material at this point is too easy. We now have Tom, Joe H, Spriggs, Marc, and Grant. 5 individuals with all the answers, yet never provide any type of actual evidence. Warm up the keyboard fellas because I know I’m going to be reading your response…not viewing it.


avatar Chris April 11, 2014 at 11:25 am

surprised your compete, your body has so many flaws.
No wonder you came 7th out of 8 in what must be a poor contest to start with


avatar Joshua Trentine April 12, 2014 at 1:25 am


I appreciate a constructive criticism, I’d like to hear what flaws you see.

BTW the 7th out of 8 was in the Heavyweight class of the professional Mr.Universe. This is a status that less than 1% of bodybuilders can reach and I’m sure less than 1/10 of 1% of general strength exercise enthusiasts will ever reach.

So please point out what is bothering your eye, I would love to have some things to work on.

I’m looking forward to your critique.



avatar Chris April 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

nothings bothering my eye Josh, you’re better built than most, but certain genetic flaws are difficult to overcome even with the best training, and if the Universe means anything these days you’re gonna struggle, particularly below the waist.

I suggest you compete in a lighter division to offset your glaring calve weakness, or specialise to bring your underpinnings up.

Your need a little more volume there, than SS/RenX is going to afford you.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 14, 2014 at 1:46 am

thanks Chris,

Can you be a little more specific? what body parts are weak ? What’s missing?

You might want to show up for a amateur event and see the caliber of guys trying to qualify before assuming what means something and what doesn’t.

at the pro level there aren’t usually even classes, in this particular show there is light an heavy, that’s all

do you see any contradiction here:

” Josh, you’re better built than most”
“Josh need a little more volume there, than RenX is going to afford you.”


avatar Chris April 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

No contradiction at all.

Many well built indviduals will never make it in bodybuilding.

Different World.

Glaring “calve” weakness.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

cool thanks…i take these criticisms constructive….the new RenEx Calf prototype has been paying big dividends


avatar Chris April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm


avatar Joshua Trentine April 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Wise man once told me.

“Bored is for dumb people”

doing things better never gets old.

avatar Scott bowen April 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I appreciate and applaud someone following their path and discovering what it offers them. I am free to persue my own. I am wiser for harvesting what may benefit me from the others that go before. In the end no one else can judge my path. Thank you Josh for being in the discourse and public eye.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 14, 2014 at 1:48 am

thank you scott


avatar Chris April 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

lol – i’m dumb because i’m bored of you

Christ you could not make it up

and you have no calves despite trying to re-invent a better wheel.

Good luck with that .

Funny you deleted several of my posts then put them back up with a little insult a few days later. So sad, must of been on you mind, bugging you huh.


avatar Joshua Trentine April 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm


no one forces you to read, personally i can’t make myself read things that don’t interest me.

i’m very pleased with my calf progress, and the new calf exercise prototype…fun stuff…..

i think you are projecting here a bit man…but if you want to spend the time to post here i run all of the comments when i happen to check what is in moderation.

take care


avatar Ed April 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Congrats on your accomplishments. I’m wondering if any of the naysayers come even close.

HOWEVER! I do have a criticism…all of this silly “warrior” nonsense. be-warrior?? Come on. If you want to be a warrior, sign up. Lifting weights & dieting down is not “warrior”…I’ll just say “been there, done that” and there’s a huge difference.


avatar Teresa Jolley May 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

The haters in the comments must actually secretly admire you for the amount of time he spends “Commenting” on your posts. It looks like you’ve got a secret admirer….well it’s not so secret I guess. Why don’t the haters post there pics and there awards and accomplishments? Why is it when people bust there ass and have a reason to be proud, there’s always the haters that feel so insecure with themselves that they insist on TRYING to make others feel bad about themselves. Regardless, I think you look amazing Josh and you are truly an inspiration to my husband and I as we are taking control of our health and fitness. He really studies your stuff and has a desire for the same general physique as you present. Thank you for being good at what you do.


avatar Daniel Kirsner May 31, 2017 at 3:50 am

Josh–Just curious–why the hate for you on this site? I’m…baffled.


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