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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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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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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Anti-Dad Bod: The Family Vacation Lifting Routine

Vacation.  A time for rest, relaxation, over-indulgence and gluttony.  Does that sound familiar?  Why does our hard work and determination have to stop just because we have a week off?  For me, lifting is as much mental as it is physical.   If I go more than 3 days without, I start to get mentally uneasy.  Today, I’ll post what I’ll be doing while on vacation next week to keep myself psychically and mentally strong.

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Anti-Dad Bod: Baseline

 

Last Monday, I started my Anti-Dad Bod journey.  This post will be a reference point and a baseline towards my commitment toward getting into the best shape of my life by my 30th birthday.  I have one week down now and I’m going to report my progress thus far.

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Anti-Dad Bod: Introduction

I am approaching 30 this year and even at my age I see many husbands and fathers that are fat, weak and aged well beyond their years.  Here at A Kings Castle, we don’t want to ever fall into that group.  A goal I’ve set to reach before my 30th birthday is to put on muscle, then get back down to ~15% body fat.  I’ll map my journey here and keep you guys updated on my progress, but as an introductory post to my first series here, let’s go over why we take the anti-dad bod stance.

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The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson

In our last article of this series, we discussed how to identify and properly respond to the various shit tests women will sling your way, by adopting a carefree, sometimes flirty attitude.  If you’ve been studying the material provided in the last article, focusing on the subtext that women provide when they talk to you, and keeping your wits about you, you should be starting to get a good grasp on things.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action”

A Family Carved of Stone

As the leader of the pack that is your family, your guidance, words and most importantly your actions will dictate what your family looks like and ascribes to.  You’re the horse, and the driver of the cart and your actions are what they will consider the norm.  When it comes to health and fitness, there is no exception to this rule. Continue reading “A Family Carved of Stone”