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By IFBB Pro Josh Wade

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Stay Strong, Keep Pushing and Be the Best Version of Yourself!

I believe this is my fourth year writing this column and I’m humbled by some of the responses I’ve received from people. We write these columns not just for entertainment but to truly try to help the readers get ideas and recommendations to break through plateaus and hopefully make an impact in your lives and help you with your fitness goals!

My column isn’t controversial, negative or disrespectful so therefore it might not be the most entertaining, but I’m hoping it continues to be educational and helpful with a lot of the trials and tribulations I’ve been through in my bodybuilding career. Thanks for reading it every month!

Nothing Comes Easy

People still ask me how I made it so far in bodybuilding. Lots of people said I didn’t have the best structure or genetics, but what I do possess is a tremendous work ethic. What I notice lately is most people don’t have that same work ethic! They are waiting for things to fall into their laps instead of going out and getting them. Unless you win the lottery, nothing is going to come easy, but anything worth having is worth working for. That’s the motto I live by when things get tough, and I don’t want to take it easy, slack off or just get by.

Don’t try to be like others. Do what you want to do for you and strive to be the best “you” possible because at the end of the day that’s all you can control!

Don’t Work Out Blind!

Going to the gym with no plan is a terrible idea! You can hinder your progress by not having a well-thought-out routine. Having a solid plan means you arrive knowing exactly what you should be doing, which makes your workout far more productive. That’s why so many people now have coaches. We all can start to overthink things if we get into our own heads or try to get too cute with a routine especially since there are so many social media influencers that sometimes post BS exercises just for the sake of a post. It makes you think “WOW, that looks different, maybe I should try that,” without thinking for yourself what the purpose of the exercise is.

I read that Dorian Yates used to sit in his office and visualize his exercises, sets, reps and even the weight he was going to use before he started his workout. The point is you need to be mentally prepared to give your most to every workout or you are just wasting your time going through the motions. That may work as a beginner but anyone reading this has probably put in many years in the weight room. To make more progress you truly must challenge yourself at every workout. Like they say, “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.”

I’ve always idolized Jay Cutler. Before I started bodybuilding, I read his book CEO Muscle and I learned how meticulous he was. I took notes like he did, noting every detail of my day. I wrote down everything I ate and calculated the nutrients. I wrote out every workout before I went to the gym and took notes and logged the weights I used. I feel like that kind of attention to detail is what it takes to make sure you are consistently bettering yourself in and out of the gym! Not only will your workouts benefit but so will your job, career or passion.

My dad told me growing up, “You don’t half-ass anything, if you do something you try to do it perfect.” Sure, mistakes will happen and not everything can be perfect. The point is to try and always do your best. Don’t avoid doing something out of fear of failure because sometimes you must fail to eventually succeed! You never know what you are capable of unless you try. Every failure should be a lesson to learn from and become better because of it!

Weight Training Saved My Life

Why weight training can have such a positive impact on your life both physically and mentally. When I was young, I grew up lacking confidence in myself. I didn’t know what my purpose was, so I just tried to fit in with the “cool kids” who were the ones that got into trouble and were popular or known because of it. That led me down a path of getting in trouble in school and even from the law because I was a rebellious, mischievous kid that was lost from any path of bettering myself until eventually I found weight training. Weight training gave me a sense of purpose I never had before. It was something I could do by myself, to challenge myself and try to improve upon every day. With building my body I started building my mind, and with that confidence that was growing inside of me I no longer cared if people didn’t like me for who I was because I was finally happy with myself. The people around me started seeing a difference in me that they also became proud of. When you feel good and proud of what you are doing it will radiate on the outside and people will be drawn more to you. Whatever you do, make yourself proud but most importantly do it because it’s what you want to do and not what someone else wants you to do or thinks you should do! That’s how weight training changed or more accurately “saved” my life.

Stay strong, keep pushing and be the best version of yourself!!

If you want to read more about my story, I have a book available on Amazon, called Becoming a Stronger Person: A Success Road Map to Self-leadership, which is part self-help, part nutrition and part weight-training routines, form and exercises.

Josh’s current pre-, intra- and post-workout stack:

Pre workout: ½ scoop Carbion+, 1 scoop Impact Igniter Xtreme

Intra workout: 1 scoop Carbion+, 1 scoop Aminocore, 5g Creatine, 10g Glutamine

Post workout: 2 scoops Isoflex (Chocolate Peanut Butter), 10g Glutamine


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LISTEN: DVBBS Tap Jeremih & SK8 for Genre-Bending Summer Anthem, “Crew Thang”



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Canadian brothers DVBBS have joined forces with Grammy-nominated R&B artist Jeremih and singer-songwriter SK8 in their latest single, “Crew Thang.” This dynamic track combines captivating melodies and groovy house basslines, complemented by vibrant vocals that strike the perfect balance between sensuality and enjoyment. It serves as an ideal anthem to launch the summer season, offering an unforgettable experience and encouraging everyone to embrace their own unique style on and off the dance floor. “Crew Thang” follows the duo’s recent release, “Synergy” featuring Timmy Trumpet, and we can’t wait to hear what they have in store for us next. Stream the single below and stay tuned for the official music video of “Crew Thang,” which will be released very soon.

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ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it



The response from schools and universities was swift and decisive.

Just days after OpenAI dropped ChatGPT in late November 2022, the chatbot was widely denounced as a free essay-writing, test-taking tool that made it laughably easy to cheat on assignments.

Los Angeles Unified, the second-­largest school district in the US, immediately blocked access to OpenAI’s website from its schools’ network. Others soon joined. By January, school districts across the English-speaking world had started banning the software, from Washington, New York, Alabama, and Virginia in the United States to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.

Several leading universities in the UK, including Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge, issued statements that warned students against using ChatGPT to cheat.

“While the tool may be able to provide quick and easy answers to questions, it does not build critical-­thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential for academic and lifelong success,” Jenna Lyle, a spokeswoman for the New York City Department of Education, told the Washington Post in early January.

This initial panic from the education sector was understandable. ChatGPT, available to the public via a web app, can answer questions and generate slick, well-structured blocks of text several thousand words long on almost any topic it is asked about, from string theory to Shakespeare. Each essay it produces is unique, even when it is given the same prompt again, and its authorship is (practically) impossible to spot. It looked as if ChatGPT would undermine the way we test what students have learned, a cornerstone of education.

But three months on, the outlook is a lot less bleak. I spoke to a number of teachers and other educators who are now reevaluating what chatbots like ChatGPT mean for how we teach our kids. Far from being just a dream machine for cheaters, many teachers now believe, ChatGPT could actually help make education better.

Advanced chatbots could be used as powerful classroom aids that make lessons more interactive, teach students media literacy, generate personalized lesson plans, save teachers time on admin, and more.

Educational-tech companies including Duolingo and Quizlet, which makes digital flash cards and practice assessments used by half of all high school students in the US, have already integrated OpenAI’s chatbot into their apps. And OpenAI has worked with educators to put together a fact sheet about ChatGPT’s potential impact in schools. The company says it also consulted educators when it developed a free tool to spot text written by a chatbot (though its accuracy is limited).

“We believe that educational policy experts should decide what works best for their districts and schools when it comes to the use of new technology,” says Niko Felix, a spokesperson for OpenAI. “We are engaging with educators across the country to inform them of ChatGPT’s capabilities. This is an important conversation to have so that they are aware of the potential benefits and misuse of AI, and so they understand how they might apply it to their classrooms.”

But it will take time and resources for educators to innovate in this way. Many are too overworked, under-resourced, and beholden to strict performance metrics to take advantage of any opportunities that chatbots may present.

It is far too soon to say what the lasting impact of ChatGPT will be—it hasn’t even been around for a full semester. What’s certain is that essay-writing chatbots are here to stay. And they will only get better at standing in for a student on deadline—more accurate and harder to detect. Banning them is futile, possibly even counterproductive. “We need to be asking what we need to do to prepare young people—learners—for a future world that’s not that far in the future,” says Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit that advocates for the use of technology in teaching.

Tech’s ability to revolutionize schools has been overhyped in the past, and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement around ChatGPT’s transformative potential. But this feels bigger: AI will be in the classroom one way or another. It’s vital that we get it right.

From ABC to GPT

Much of the early hype around ChatGPT was based on how good it is at test taking. In fact, this was a key point OpenAI touted when it rolled out GPT-4, the latest version of the large language model that powers the chatbot, in March. It could pass the bar exam! It scored a 1410 on the SAT! It aced the AP tests for biology, art history, environmental science, macroeconomics, psychology, US history, and more. Whew!

It’s little wonder that some school districts totally freaked out.

Yet in hindsight, the immediate calls to ban ChatGPT in schools were a dumb

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Cool Whip: HB-Custom’s crisp Suzuki DR650 scrambler



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Suzuki DR650 scrambler by HB-Custom
If we had to use one word to describe the bikes that roll out of Holger Breuer’s workshop, it would be ‘crisp.’ Whether he’s building a bobber or a scrambler, the man behind HB-Custom has an eye for perfect proportions and liveries that pop. Even when he’s working with a tired old Suzuki dual-sport as a donor, Holger manages to make magic.

This 1994 Suzuki DR650 came to the HB-Custom workshop in Husum, Germany, all the way from Berlin. Holger’s client actually booked two bikes in at once; an old BMW boxer to turn into a bobber for solo rides, and the Suzuki, which was destined for around-town duties and the occasional two-up jaunt.

Suzuki DR650 scrambler by HB-Custom

The bike arrived as a rolling chassis with a very loose brief, so Holger envisioned a svelte scrambler for whipping through Berlin’s city streets. He’s built a number of handsome custom Honda Dominators, and figured that he could apply the same formula to the Suzuki DR650. And he was right.

But first, the Suzuki’s well-worn motor needed attention. Holger tore it down and rebuilt it, complete with new seals and gaskets and a fresh coat of paint. This engine might be almost three decades old, but it’s clean enough to eat off of.

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