Julian Tanaka
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Who is Julian Tanaka?

Julian Tanaka, a native of Colombia, began coming to the gym as a result of his concern over falling behind.

He developed into one of the top male fitness models in Colombia, if not the entire globe, as a result of this inspiration over the years.

Short Career of Julian Tanaka

Julian Tanaka has a successful career in bodybuilding and has also trained to become a marketing manager.

He is currently the global sports logistics manager for a prestigious sports organization. His desire and determination propelled him to the top of his field.

In tournaments and photo sessions, Julian keeps shining and showcasing his incredible physique, motivating people all over the world.

Body Measurements of Julian Tanaka

Full Name: Julian Tanaka
ERA: 2010
PROFESSION: Bodybuilder, Fitness Model
WEIGHT: 185 to 195 pounds (83.9 to 88.5 kg) 
HEIGHT: 5’8″ (172.5cm)

Julian Tanaka



  • International Logistics Sports Marketing Manager 


  • Capoeira and Bodybuilding Men’s Physique Champion 


  • Musclemania Universe (1st place) 2015 Miami – Florida

Professional Record

  • Musclemania Universe (1st place) 2015 Miami 
  • Mr. Colombia (2nd place) 2014 Bogota – Colombia
  • Musclemania Medellin (1st place) 2015 Medellin – Colombia
  • Musclemania PRO 2015 Miami – Florida

“When a few of my pals began working out at the gym, they become incredibly powerful and muscular. I started going to the gym because I started to worry that they would be stronger than me when I returned to school”.


Initial Motivation

When Julian was a senior in high school, some of his buddies joined a nearby gym and began going there frequently.

This is how Julian first became interested in bodybuilding. As Julian was already well-known for his inherent strength and size, he quickly started weight training out of fear of being outmatched and left behind.

Julian only needed one session to develop a dependence. Like a fish to water, he adapted to bodybuilding, and the effects were apparent right away.

But even though Julian had previously developed his strength through capoeira, his desire to lift weights quickly took hold.

“Training became into my lifestyle and my passion.”

Not just his high school buddies, but also his uncle, an accomplished bodybuilder with years of expertise, inspired him to start working out.

He received a lot of support and advice from his uncle in the beginning. He taught him the fundamentals, and as Julian puts it, “the rest is history from there on out!

Commercial entrepreneur

After training and studying the trade during his high school years, Julian enrolled at the University of Sabana to study marketing management and global logistics. He specialized in PP and GP at Inalde Business School (program owners and management staff).

Competition Background

After finishing his education, Julian entered several bodybuilding competitions, including Mr. Colombia and Muscle Mania.

He was named the only Colombian in 2015 to hold two Pro cards, one each for fitness and male modeling.

Julian Tanaka is a role model and an inspiration to many because he is one of Latin America’s top experts and motivational bodybuilders.

Julian is now known for sharing his expertise and love for bodybuilding with millions of people across the world after becoming one of Colombia’s top fitness athletes and male models.

He continues to get stronger every year while picking up new talents as a pro and personal trainer.


Julian’s objectives fluctuate from season to season based on the demands of photoshoots or contests.

He will occasionally perform split exercises or a full-body routine when working out. However, Julian will start each workout with four sets for each muscle group.

He likes to suggest three main workouts as his favorites because they are effective for him. They are

  1. Squats: “They work my whole body and produce the most testosterone, I love them.”
  2. Bench Press: “This is my favorite exercise because I love to train my chest the most.”
  3. Arnold Press: “The Arnold Press helps give the shoulders a more rounded shape which helps give the shoulders more of a 3D look.”

Julian’s Workout

Monday: Chest/Biceps

  • Incline Bench Press 4 x 10
  • Machine Fly’s 4 x 15
  • Cable Crossovers 4 x 15
  • Cable Pullovers 4 x 12
  • Flat Bench Dumbbell Press 5 x 12/10/10/10/8
  • Hammer Curl 5 x 12/10/10/10/8
  • EZ-Bar Curls 4 x 10
  • Concentration Curls 4 x 12
  • Incline Alternate Dumbbell Curls 3 x 15

Tuesday: Legs

  • Squats 5 x 10/8/6/6/20
  • Barbell Lunges 5 x 8/8/6/6/20
  • Hamstrings Curls 4 x 12
  • Leg Extensions 4 x 12
  • Standing Calf Raises 4 x 25
  • Single Standing Leg Curl 4 x 10
  • Seated Calf Raises 4 x 25

Wednesday: Back/Triceps

  • Seated Row 4 x 12
  • Underhand Grip Pulldowns 4 x 20
  • Single Arm Pulldowns 4 x 15
  • V-Bar Pulldowns 4 x 15
  • Skull Crushers 5 x 12
  • Rope Pushdowns 4 x 12
  • Bodyweight Skulls 4 x 12
  • Straight-Bar Pulldowns 3 x 20

Thursday: Shoulder/Traps

  • Military Press 5 x 6
  • Lateral Raises 5 x 20
  • Arnold Press 5 x 6
  • Front Raises 5 x 20
  • One Arm Lateral Raises 4 x 15
  • Face Pulls 4 x 15
  • Dumbbell Upright Rows 4 x 12
  • Shrugs 4 x 15

Friday: Legs

  • Squats 5 x 10/8/6/6/20
  • Barbell Lunges 5 x 8/8/6/6/20
  • Lying Hamstring Curls 4 x 12
  • Leg Extensions 4 x 12
  • Standing Calf Raises 4 x 25
  • Single Standing Leg Curls 4 x 10
  • Seated Calf Raises 4 x 25

Saturday: Upper Body

  • Incline Bench Press: 4 x 10
  • Military Press 4 x 6
  • V-Bar Pulldowns 4 x 15
  • Arnold Press 5 x 6
  • Shrugs 4 x 15
  • EZ-Bar Curls 4 x 10
  • Rope Pushdowns 4 x 12

Sunday: Rest/Outdoors Activity

  • Hike 45 mins


Julian employs carb cycling in addition to flexible diets to maintain a low body-fat percentage. His macronutrient breakdown is roughly 40% protein, 40% complex carbohydrates, and 20% fats.

On the other hand, Julian acknowledges that he cannot survive without hamburgers: “I couldn’t live without them! Every five days, I treat myself to one cheat meal—not a full day’s worth.

Diet of Julian

  • Meal 1: 2 Scoops Whey with Water
  • Meal 2: 5 Whole Eggs and 6 ounces of Quinoa
  • Also, Meal 3: (Peanut Butter Sandwich) 2 tablespoons Sugar-Free Peanut Butter and 2 slices Whole Grain Bread
  • Meal 4: 8 ounces Grilled Chicken, 6 ounces Wild Rice, and 1 large Green Salad
  • Also, Meal 5: 2 scoops of Whey and Water
  • Meal 6: 10 ounces Salmon and 5 ounces Cottage Cheese
  • Meal 7: 1.5 scoops Micellar Casein with Water


  • Pre-Workout Stimulant
  • Protein
  • Micellar Casein
  • HMB
  • Glutamine
  • CLA’s
  • Multivitamin and Minerals

“I don’t do this to prove anything to anybody; I do this to prove to myself that I can be better each and every day!”

Influences and Idols

Julian Tanaka’s internal drive is what keeps him moving forward and training practically every day.

Julian: “I want to challenge and push myself every single day, which is why I have such a tremendous passion for this sport. I adore the discipline and fulfillment I experience throughout the training.

Why Julian Tanaka Is A Good Teacher?

One thing we can learn from Julian Tanaka is that he’s become one of the most well-known fitness models from Colombia on the planet via hard work and dedication to both his professional and bodybuilding lives.

It has taken a lot of discipline and enthusiasm to complete the task at hand to find the time to study, work, exercise, and compete. You can succeed if you have the same passion and drive for the things you love.