Way of the Warlord: Phase 4

Last week we continued our new Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

Phase 3 Complete: 

Phase 3’s homework was:

Physical: 300 curl challenge

Mental: Get out of your comfort zone

Martial: Stretching Your Limits


Physical:  The 3oo curl challenge has gotten my arms seriously pumped.  I upped my curl weight to 25 lbs yesterday when I did it and I’m really feeling it today.  I think I’m going to do a random 300 curl challenge once a week just to test myself.

Mental:  So I took that project on I was telling you guys about and it has been a massive success.  My new boss is thrilled with the results and my company is making even more money.  A win for everyone and I get a nice positive feedback loop for completing something new.

Phase 4

Physical: The first three phases were all basically weightlifting challenges, but today we’ll do something a bit different.  I bring to you, the pull up challenge.  Pull ups can be done almost anywhere.  The edge of a wall, a tree branch, your kids jungle gym etc.  You can even buy one of those over the door pull up bars and I have used one so I can say they’re strong enough to hold a grown man.  Start out by banging out as many as you can.  This is your benchmark.  Then work over the next two weeks to get even one more.  Each time try to get another pull up.  See how many you can increase over the course of two weeks and report in.

Mental: For the mental challenge, I want you guys to start a new hobby.  Something you may be interested in or something you’ve always wanted to try but never “had the time to do.”   If you can give up time for shit like Netflix and Facebook you can use this time to find something worth while to do.  Dive in 100% and make it yours.  I for one am going to get into wood working.  I’ve always wanted to use my hands to create artwork and wood working is just cool.

Martial:  You guys get a break on that this week.  Don’t say we never gave you a break.


As always, leave your notes and goals in the comments.  Cheer your brothers on and hold each other accountable.  We’ll have a halfway check-in next Friday.

Phase 4 Check in next Friday 11/10


-A Kings Castle

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.