Way of the Warlord: Phase 6

We gave you a holiday break but now we’re back with our 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 first one of 2018, so we’ll issue new homework this week

Phase 6 Homework

Physical:  I took off of lifting the last 2 weeks of December.  With the holidays and just wanting time off from the gym, it was fun…at first.  By December 29th I was losing my mind.

Now I’m back and in the prep phases of staring the collaboration with Team WB Fitness to get myself in great shape this year.  I wont be giving away the program I got from WB, but what I can give you guys is the first Way of the Warlord homework for 2018.

Its all about volume.  What I learned most from WB Fitness is how important volume training can be for getting your body cut while losing fat.  Volume training has been around for a while, and it emphasizes a higher rep range than power lifting.  Power lifting falls in the 3-5 rep range, while volume is in the 8-12 typically (sometimes more)  As someone who did power lifting for 2 years with shit aesthetics and hitting plateaus I can say that volume training works for me.

This weeks challenge: Select your favorite lift, but lower weight to one you can get 4×12 on.

Mental:  Maybe its just the turn of the year, but I’ve noticed that my outlook on life seems much more positive lately.   Not Haitian AIDS positive, but my general mood lately is calm and collected, and super confident.   My obligations are all the same, but for some reason I’m just handling them better.  One time at home, things did get the best of me and I shouted at my daughter for something that didn’t warrant it. I checked myself and just returned to the state explained above.  Another benefit to dealing with life lately is that the wife is experiencing a shitty time at her job, and I’m keeping things very calm at home, and its just making her not even think about whatever is stressing her.

This Weeks Challenge:  Try to have a positive outlook on things you may usually may not.  If you feel yourself thinking negatively, check yourself and get back to equilibrium.


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 6 Check in next Friday 1/2


-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.