Way of the Warlord: Phase 7

This week we continue 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

Phase 6 Complete:

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

I reported in last week that I got 4×20 on two lifts.   Today I did a full body run down of 4×20 at the end of my workout with about 30 second pauses between.  I’m tired but the pump is amazing.

Mental: 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.

I had a coworker comment on how calm I stay when shit is hitting the fan.  Obviously you don’t need someone else’s praise but it worked with what I was trying to accomplish.

Phase 7 Challenge

Physical: Do a workout you’ve never done before

Prior to getting out of my cold ass yard with a power lifting setup into a nice gym, I never had the chance to do cable face pulls.   My shoulders and traps are an area I am definitely focusing on building this year and these are becoming one of my favorite lifts.

For homework, try something you’ve never done.  Don’t be a dickhead (con artist) and try to move a ton of weight.  Even it its some machine you’ve never used, just try it out.  See what works and what doesn’t.

Mental:  Listen and Pace Yourself

Every red pill site in the world tells you to be confident and speak up in conversation, and this one is no different.  What I mean here is something I’ve recently started doing more.  In conversation, I’ve found people tend to want to be the first one to blurt something out given a silent pause.   For some, a pause in conversation gets them mentally uneasy.

This week, when in conversation, stop and listen to what the other people are saying, and then formulate your answer or questions in a calm but firm way.  Try to do this in all conversation you’re having.


As always, leave your notes and goals in the comments.  Cheer your brothers on and hold each other accountable.  We’ll review Phase 7 next Friday.

Phase 7 Check In Friday 1/26

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. Fitness addict, DIY guru, and tech nerd.