Superstar Athletes Who Are Model Fathers

The terms “superstar athlete” and “family man” don’t always overlap particularly naturally. Men who follow sports will know full well that there are often rumors of infidelity, absentee behavior, and generally less-than-stellar family lives that tend to surround professional athletes. Unfortunately, it’s hardly a surprise. Athletes lead glamorous lifestyles and travel constantly. These are not excuses, but they do help to explain the perceived problem.

For this reason, athletes aren’t always the best figures for husbands and fathers to idolize, as tempting as it can be to do so. It’s generally wise for men who watch sports (which seems to be most of us) to keep in mind that admiring an athlete’s actions on the court or field of play doesn’t need to extend to admiring that athlete as a human individual. Continue reading “Superstar Athletes Who Are Model Fathers”

Iron vs Bodyweight: Week 5 Recap

Jak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.

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How To Start A Profitable Business Without Breaking The Bank

So according to the talking heads we’re living in something called a “gig economy” I’m not entirely sure what that means but apparently it has something to do with people’s jobs being of a much more temporary nature. Where you work for a contract then once it’s up you move on to the next job, sort of like a contract killer but probably not as fun. Because of this incomes are not nearly as stable as they once were.

Combine this with corporate America becoming more and more dominated by crazy political correctness, petty office politics, and HR ladies (fun right?), all of this has strangely led to people questing if they want to be a wage slave for the rest of their life or perhaps that there is something better out there. Perhaps the grass is in fact greener on the other side. Continue reading “How To Start A Profitable Business Without Breaking The Bank”

A Word on Confidence

Confidence is a trait that gets brought up a lot in the ‘sphere. In my opinion, confidence is often confused for other personality traits and mannerisms that do not accurately define the word.  Interestingly enough, I’m reading a book by legendary bodybuilder Dave Draper, who defined it in a way that hit home with me.  In all the blogs and books I’ve read, no one seemed to have hit the correct definition more than Dave.  Today we’ll go over what it means to gain and have true confidence, and if you’re struggling with it, how to build it.

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Bible Benefits: An Agnostic’s Review of Bibical Teachings

I am not a Christian.  I don’t go to church and I probably never will.  I’m not a full blown neck beard atheist and I guess if I had to lable myself it would be an agnostic.  All that said, recently I’ve found myself having a more open mind on religion.  There are valuable lessons to be learned and traditional ways of thinking  cannot be ignored.  Today I’ll insights I’ve found in the good book and how I feel they apply.  This is truly an outsiders point of view, but I respect everyone’s religious views.  I intend on this to be a loose series and review of the Bible.  I’ll write about my insights as I read on.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 12

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.

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Remembeing to Take Care of Yourself

Over the weekend, I was able to catch up with an old friend from high school.  He’s not too different from myself, married with 2 kids and a full-tme job, except for one glaring difference, he’d really let himself go.  Today I’ll go over why it is important to keep yourself in good shape and looking the best you can, and why it’s important to the health of your marriage and family.

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Draining The Swamp

Relax, AKC hasn’t gone down the political route, and we never will.  I borrowed that term because it occurred to me this weekend that as I get older, friends you can’t relate to anymore tend to fade away.  Not only that, but I’m a firm believer of surrounding yourself with people who will motivate you instead of bring you down. Today I’ll go over my experience on this matter and what I did in my owin life.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 10 Update

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.

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Tough Love

Over the weekend my son got upset over a game he was playing.  I decided that he had enough and shut it down.  I could see tears welling up in his eyes.  He’s 10 years old and I remember that at that age crying was not an option.  I told him “stop crying, you’re too old for that.”  in an assertive but not overly loud tone.  He looked at me with that look that I think most boys give their fathers when they realize that I’m not going to coddle or comfort him.  Its a look of respect, fear, and maybe even a slight bit of anger.  The whole interaction got me thinking about how and when to show your children that you aren’t the one they come crying to for comfort over every little thing.  Today, I’ll share my experiences and thoughts on the matter.

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