Warpath Training Challenge
The Warpath Training Challenge is a 10 week strength training program, nutritional plan, and guide to improving self discipline.
By purchasing the challenge you will receive the following...
10 week membership to our Training Software/Smart Phone App.
10 weeks of a progressive Strength and Conditioning program.
10 weeks of Nutritional Guidelines
Weekly Podcasts about workouts, nutrition, and the Warpath Mentality
The Challenge is progressive, meaning it will start relatively easily and get harder as it progresses.
The challenge will consist of 3-5 workouts a week that should only take about one hour and fifteen minutes depending on how much rest you take and how much bullshitting you do between sets.
The program starts with only 3 lifting days. After a few weeks into the program it will progress to 3 lifting days and a cardio day. Eventually it will be 3 lifting days and 2 cardio days toward the end of the challenge. The program will never have more than 5 workouts per week and nothing should take longer than one hour and fifteen minutes if done properly.
The nutritional plan consists of basic dietary guidelines. I am not a nutritionist or dietician and if you have any health concerns you should consult your physician before trying any diet. With that being said, the nutritional plan will start off relatively easy and include cheat days. As the challenge progresses basic guidelines will become more demanding and no cheat days and eating clean 7 days a week. We will be focused on eating clean and will not eliminate carbs, protein or fat, but simply focus on eating quality macronutrients with intermittent fasting.
Each week I will release a new podcast to talk about the workouts for the week, nutritional guidelines, and the Warpath Mentality. I will also answer any questions I receive during the week about programming, diet, exercises, the Warpath Mentality, or whatever. In addition, you will always be able to contact me through email or the TeamBuildr App if you run across any snags in the workouts or diet.
The Warpath Challenge will cost $150.00
$50 of that money is for the programming, the software, and weekly podcasts. That is stupid cheap for everything that you are getting.
The additional $100 is what I call a dedication fee. This is money that you can get back. If you complete 90% of all the workouts and submit your results on the app each week , then I will refund your $100 at the end of the Challenge.
Lifting workouts will be programmed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week and the cardio workouts will be programmed on Tuesday and Saturday. You can choose to do the workouts when you like. However, you must complete the work for each week and have it submitted on the app by Sunday night. You can’t miss a whole week and get 6 workouts in the next week. That’s not safe or productive.
It does not matter how much you lift or how fast you complete the workouts. If you only lift an empty barbell for 10 weeks, then you still get the money back. The idea here is to show up, do the work, submit the results on the app, and you’re good to go. You will get your cheese back.
The $100 dedication fee serves 2 purposes.
1: I hope that with a little more financial skin in the game, it will give you the incentive to stick with it and get better.
2: If you’re not willing to put $100 down to improve yourself, then you won’t be willing to finish 10 weeks of work anyway. That would waste both of our time. And although I don’t want to waste your time, I really don’t want you to waste my time.
Some of you may be thinking, couldn’t we just fill out fake results in the app and Stu would never know if I workout or not? The answer is yes, you could lie about working out and still get your money back. Occasionally I may ask for a video of your workouts, but that would only be maybe once a week at best.
We are working on the honor code here.
But if you are the type of pathetic loser that would lie about something intended to make you better, then keep your money and keep living a miserable existence. That’s on you.
Now just to be clear, I don’t want your $100. I want you to be successful. So if you fail to do 90% of the workouts, I’m not going to keep your money, I am going to donate it to the Massillon Strength and Conditioning Program. So even though the $100 may not make you better, at least it will make my kids better.
First off, our three core lifts will be the back squat, bench press, and hang clean. So you need to have a good understanding of how to do those lifts.
In addition to that, you will need to know how to do the following exercises at lighter loads.
Shoulder presses and jerks
We will do lots of calisthenics like push-ups, pull-ups, burpees, box jumps, and jump ropes (so you will need a jump rope)
We will also do a good variation of non-technical body building type lifts, like DB curls, DB bench, pull-downs, etc.
You will need a place to work out, and although a full gym is ideal, this can be done in a gym from your house.
The essential equipment however, is
Plates (preferably bumper plates for the sake of your floor)
A decent amount of dumbbells
A pull-up bar
A medicine ball (although you can get creative with that)
A cable machine is preferred but not necessary
If you have those things, you’re good to go.
As far as programming the workouts, each day we will have a strength focus with our core lifts (squat, bench and clean) that usually takes 20-30 minutes. Essentially you will do 5-6 sets of a given rep scheme at your own pace. Once the core lift is completed we will either do some type of work:rest interval, a tempo’d body building style workout, or a metabolic conditioning workout. These workouts are done hard and fast, with little rest. This is to recruit more motor units, stimulate muscle growth and test the mind.
Plus it’s a lot of fun.
Everything that I program is scalable and modifiable, so don’t worry about running into something you can’t handle. If you are unsure about a lift or think a weight is too heavy, change the lift or lighten the weight. Although one of the goals of this program is to improve mental toughness, you will not be judged or lose the challenge because you did not finish a workout or do the prescribed weight. You could show up for 10 weeks and lift an empty barbell and still earn your money back. The idea here is to show up, do the best you can, get incredibly uncomfortable (whatever that is for you), and get better in the process.
I want everyone to succeed and will gladly work with you to do so.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contact page.