Way of the Warlord: Phase 5

Last week we gave you a break, but today we  continue 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 4 complete

Phase 4’s homework was:

Physical: The Pull up  Challenge

Mental: Start a hobby


Physical: Week one I finally got to 12 pullups for 3 sets.  The following week I held a 10 lb dumbbell with my feet as I did 3 sets of 10.  I’m going to add pull ups into my work out more as my shoulders, traps, and back are really filling out.

Mental: Start a hobby.  I said  I wanted to do wood working and while I wanted to really devote time to making something, I ended up just fixing some things around the house.  No real projects but I plan on making some Christmas ornaments our of wood this year, so I can hone in on the hobby then.

Phase 5:

Physical: I am happy to announce that A King’s Castle has teamed up with a long time friend and his new website Team WB Fitness.  Team WB Fitness is now the official fitness partner to A King’s Castle.  This week’s challenge is to do the WB 10/10 lifting program.   This program is no joke and I highly recommend it if you’re looking to increase size.  This is a high volume routine and it it may seem crazy at first, but just try it out for the next week, I promise you’ll get your ass kicked but feel great at the same time.

Mental: This week I want you to talk to 20 people you don’t know.  The barista at the coffee house.  They delivery guy in the elevator.  Your neighbor etc.  It doesn’t matter but striking up conversation with someone you don’t know helps you in many ways.  Builds confidence and social skills with people.


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 12/1


-J. Nyx

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.