Don’t Skip Cardio Day

Weightlifting and Bodybuilding are pushed on many sites, including this one.  Every guy should be doing some sort of physical exercise where you are moving weights.  One aspect of fitness that is often pushed to the back burner is the cardio game.   WB Fitness has us doing 60 minutes daily now, and I have gone from someone who loathed the sight of a treadmill to someone who actually looks forward to it.  Today I’ll list the benefits of doing cardio, but I’ll really focus on how I went from a guy who just lifted weights, to one who does 60+ minutes of cardio after a tough lifting session.

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When The Torch Passes

Each family has one man who seems to be the center figure of the group.  Not just the father in the nuclear family, but a guy who is the figurehead of the extended family as well.  At some point you may find yourself in that role, as I believe I have.  Today I’ll explain what this role means, and how to be dependable without being taken advantage of.

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Build It then Kill It: My Approach to Fake It Til You Make it

You guys get a WotW break today.  One facet you read about on an number of manosphere sites is how to build confidence.  Guys young and old want to be more confident in life.   The conventional method these sites preach is to “fake it til you make it.”   I have always had an issue with this way of thinking as I believe it is flawed.  Today I’ll go over why I think “faking” your way to success is bullshit, and how you can truly build your confidence with examples I’ve used in my own life.

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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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Finding Time in the AM

My life is pretty busy.  Having a full time job as a Systems Administrator, 3 kids, a wife, house being built, after school activities, homework, and studying for my certification exams is a lot on one plate.  That said, you need time to be by yourself and do things you want to do.  For me this is going to the gym in the early morning.  I have always been an early riser, but for anyone who can, I’d recommend getting up earlier in the morning if possible.  Today I’ll go over the benefits I’ve found from getting up early in the mornings.

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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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Open Thread: Final Stretch ‘Til Summer Edition

Despite the weather and what seems like an endless winter, the unofficial start of summer is just 56 days away!!! That means nice weather and sun’s out guns out.  Are you close to your goals?  Are you still on the fence?  It’s not a lot of time but it’s doable to change your body enough to make this summer either one of regret or one of greatness.  I’m ramping up workout intensity and cardio in these last 2 months.  What are your goals?

 

-J. Nyx

Way of the Warlord: Phase 11 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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How To: Build A Plumbing Pipe Lamp

WARNING: The article below involves using electrical parts and wiring them up yourself.  We assume no responsibility for injury or damage to personal property.

I love a building project. Whether its building a whole new deck on the back of your house, or making a simple lamp, the pride you can take from watching something come to form makes you happy.  I have made 2 of these style lamps now and figured I’d share a fun, inexpensive project you can use as a functional yet stylish conversation piece, or even give as a one gift.

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