Way of the Warlord: Phase 8

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 7 Complete:

Physical: Do a workout you’ve never done before

I continued using new machines and lifts at the end of my program workouts to see what worked for me.  Love the cable machine and it is my favorite after free weights.

Mental:  Listen and Pace Yourself

Did more of this. I had a big presentation to give the higher ups at work and I remembered to stay calm, clear and concise in my speech.  Worked because it seemed to be well received.

Martial:  Hone Your Focus

I took some extra time to focus on my surroundings as I was out and about this past week.  There were a couple instances where I got  a weird vibe from some people hanging around where my car was parked.  One was seated in his car and was watching people go in and out and the other guy got a little to close to my car as I was loading up my stuff.  Ultimately, nothing came of these instances but if trouble was lurking around, I’m glad I was on alert.

Phase 8 Homework

Physical: Incorporate Power Training 

I’m reading Arnold’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding and in it he has a part that includes how to include Power Training in your workouts.  Power training is something bodybuilders can do to switch things up to shock the body and muscles into working harder and providing you with more muscle mass.  Power-training includes doing:

  • Supersets
  • 21’s
  • Progressive Workload
  • Negative Reps
  • Drop Sets

There are more that you can look up.  This week I’m going to work on doing more 21’s and my Negative reps.


Mental: Cut The Bullshit

Everyone lies to themselves about something.  Whether you say you can quit smoking any time or that you’re finally going to start saving money, there are things everyone says they’re going to do, but not things they actually are committed to doing or not doing.   This week, I’m going to cut the bullshit and focus on removing things from my life that have no value or purpose.  People, habits, activities, etc.  If they don’t make me stronger, richer, or just better overall  I’m at the point where I just want to cut some of the mental fat that I have hanging around.


Building on last week’s challenge, as you walk past people on the street, begin identifying any area on them that may be hiding a knife or gun.  Keep an eye out for baggy clothing and bags.  Again, this is just an exercise to help sharpen your mind.


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 8 Check-In Friday 2/9

-A King’s 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.