Making Mental Gains

Once you begin lifting, you make the choice to be “forever small.”  You’re never big enough, you’re never strong enough, you should always be motivated to keep pushing and making yourself better.  You’ll make your body look better, and you’ll amaze yourself at what you can do. One of the things most people fail to realize is the mental side of lifting.  Today I’ll explain my approach and how I feel I benefit mentally from weight training.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 2 Update

Last week we continued our new 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 the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 2

This is the second phase of our Way of the Warlord project.  Way of the Warlord is an interactive program to strengthen your body, mind, and character.

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Thinking Your Way to Success

 

When lifting yesterday morning I had a set of 3 x 12 incline presses I wanted to crush.  That is a good amount of reps, but at 5 am it can seem like a daunting task.   I ended up getting every rep but I realized I did something different before I even put my hands on the bar.  I envisioned me doing the reps with ease. Today, I’ll go over how your mindset going into any task can set you up for success, and how to realign if you’re not focused enough to emerge victorious.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 1 Update

Last week we started our new 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 the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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13 Daily Virtues: Temperance and Order

This is part one of a multi-part series which discusses a method Ben Franklin used to develop his character as a man.  Today I’ll go over the first two: Temperance and Order.  Franklin provided a quick explanation that I’ll provide as well as my own interpretation, as well as how to employ the virtue in your life, and how it relates to red pill theory as a whole.

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5 Protein Packed Foods for Muscle Growth

 

Killing it in the gym is essential for muscle and strength growth, but the other side of the coin is food.  If you’re not eating enough to sustain muscle growth, your hard work in the gym will not pay off.  Today I’ll review 5 protein packed foods I eat regularly and how I prepare them to keep things interesting.

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No Gym? Use Your Kids!

“Strength and growth come only continuous effort and struggle.”

-Napoleon Hill

Today we’re going lighten up on the seriousness of subjects and have a little productive fun that involves your kid.  But before we start, we’re going to review the story of Milo.  No, not the gay Milo that has earned notoriety by triggering SJWs.  We’re referring to Milo of Croton, the man of immense strength said to rival that of Hercules.  Continue reading “No Gym? Use Your Kids!”

3 Of The Best Workout “Finishers” For Fat Loss

A “finisher” is simply a strength based cardio routine that you do at the end of your regular workout. Generally it’s going be H.I.I.T. oriented and makes a nice alternative to steady state boring cardio as well as burns more calories, does more for your overall body composition, and help build some stength in the process.

These aren’t meant to be done in replacement of a workout or your usual cardio session they are a nice little “extra” to help encourage fat loss and overall body composition changes that are positive. They won’t do any miracles but I’ve found they do help give you that extra edge that is often needed when getting down to lower body fat levels. Continue reading “3 Of The Best Workout “Finishers” For Fat Loss”

Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 4

That’s right, gents! It’s time for another post on learning to defend you and your family.  If you haven’t read the previous entries, I strongly encourage you read them as well (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).  Each lesson we cover can be applied to any style you train in and is also relevant to self-defense.  Never forget what is at stake every time you walk out your front door either alone or with your family.  Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 4”