Josh Wade’s new book “Becoming a Stronger Person” is destined to be a hit with readers and readers alike. In addition to telling his personal story of how he became a successful competitive and professional bodybuilder, Wade provides practical and inspirational advice on how to live life to its fullest potential, increasing your physical, mental and emotional strength. He gives numerous examples of exercise routines and nutritious meals that help both men and women build muscle, lose weight, or simply stay in shape. Most of all, it encourages commitment to achieving the goal of being healthier and happier.
“Becoming a Stronger Person” is divided into four sections – Change, Passion, Nutrition and Exercise. The first two parts tell about Wade’s life, from a troubled teenage delinquent to a devoted husband and professional bodybuilder. Wade explains why he had a bad attitude as a teenager, how he was given a second chance to change his life and how he took it. By focusing on his goals and dreams, as well as becoming the best person possible, he found a wonderful wife, became an impressive competitive bodybuilder, and inspired many to improve their own physiques. Although his life is not always perfect – while writing his book, Wade and his wife lost their unborn son – he has learned to be strong and move forward, never giving up on achieving his goals.
The third section, “Becoming a Stronger Person,” guides the reader through an explanation of nutrition, how to build muscle and lose weight, and the proper nutrients, portion sizes, and calories that people need in their diet. Wade offers practical advice here, explaining why fad diets don’t work and how people can lose weight without starving themselves or harming their bodies. “I always tell people who are interested in losing weight and improving their physical appearance, ‘That’s great, but your number one goal is to improve your health.'” He wisely notes, “I always want to look my best, but I will never sacrifice health to got there.” Wade uses practical analogies to illustrate his common sense approach to health and nutrition, as in the following passage:
Smaller frequent meals can also have a positive effect on your metabolism by keeping it elevated so you burn more body fat while you rest. For example, when you have a slow-burning fireplace, you add wood, but if you add too much wood at once, it will smolder and die out. Adding just a little bit of wood at a time will keep the fire burning evenly, which is similar to what your body’s metabolism does with smaller frequent feedings as opposed to large ones.
To increase body weight and muscle mass, Wade provides lists of specific foods and portion sizes for one’s diet. He even gives the best time to eat in relation to training.
The fourth part of the book “Exercises” offers different exercises for training all parts of the body from the chest, through the biceps to the legs. Separate exercises are included for women who want to be lean but not gain muscle mass like men. Wade includes photos of himself in various positions to make the exercises visually easy to follow. The photos also show Wade’s impressive physique – a clear sign that the reader is getting advice from an expert. In fact, very few athletes, much less professional bodybuilders, have written such detailed exercise instructions for readers or shared their secrets—Wade makes it clear that getting a better body is less a secret than hard work, dedication, and self-belief.
Perhaps most importantly, Wade offers practical and common sense advice for your exercise regimen. For example:
The bench press is considered a general chest builder, a powerful movement, and a great mass builder. All of these things are true as long as you don’t bring your ego into it by not focusing on the weight you’re pushing and concentrating more on the contraction of the exercise.
Wade stresses the importance of not lifting too much weight, lifting weights with proper form rather than sloppy movements, and learning how to get the most out of your workout.
Wade is a positive role model who went through hard times but turned his life around, not just 360 but 540 degrees. After years of developing his physique, Wade decided to help others achieve their goals, change their physique and build their confidence through nutrition and exercise. He is already a personal trainer, and now he brings his practical tips and techniques to a wider audience.
The mission of “Becoming a Stronger Person” is to show people how to change their lives, lifestyle, quality of life, as well as their overall view of themselves, their physique and their future. If Josh Wade lived near me, I would immediately hire him to be my personal trainer. In the weeks since I read his book, I’ve been encouraged to exercise more and eat better; definitely inspired me to be a healthier, stronger and better person. This book is the perfect gift, especially for a teenager or young man interested in bodybuilding and fitness. Wade is sure to influence the next generation of better, stronger young men and women.