Frequently asked questions

Paragon + Physique:

  • Barbell
  • Dumbbells
  • Pull-up rig or Rings
  • Squat Rack
  • Bench
  • Cardio machine (bike, rower, etc) or jump rope

*Physique members also get DB Physique, which is a Dumbbell-only version of the Physique cycle created in response to COVID-19 and gyms being closed. You’ll just need 2-3 pairs of DB’s.

Quickie + DB Physique:

  • Dumbbells

Accessory:

  • Dumbbells + Barbell/Plates
Our members are a pretty even 3-way split between working out in CrossFit gyms, commercial gyms (Golds, Lifetime, 24 Hour, etc), and home gyms (:

Paragon, Physique, DB Physique:

  • 60 minutes

Quickie:

  • 30 minutes

Accessory:

  • 10-15 minutes per piece

Our programs revolve around 4-5 days of training per week. Saturdays are optional for Paragon, Physique, and Quickie  Saturdays on Quickie + Physique are an optional conditioning day.

On Saturdays with Paragon, we provide 4 options:

  1. Rest
  2. Jump in on a Community Class WOD
  3. Programmed Olympic Lifting
  4. Programmed Upper Body “Bro Sesh”

We recommend getting a minimum of 2 rest days, non-negotiable. But ultimately how/when you hit the 4-5 days of programming each week is totally up to you. If following Physique, make sure you follow the program “in order” (:

We would love to see a minimum of 2 rest days each week, so that the body has time to properly rest and positively adapt. 

We expect members  to be netting 7000-8,000 steps a day. 

Saturday is technically scheduled as an optional/additional day, as our programming is prioritized around 4x/week. 

We recommend new members stick with the 4 lifting days initially, and then decide if they want that 5th day.

Physique + Quickie’s optional 5th day encompasses a conditioning day. Paragon presents the option to hop in a class workout, hit the programmed Olympic Lift session ( snatch, clean), or hit the programmed 3rd upper body day.

Physique cycles are typically 12-15 weeks long, and Paragon cycles are 6 weeks long. Both program have progressive overload and repeating movements each week. Progressive overload means the goal is to increase difficulty week-to-week. For example, if the repeating movement is squats every Monday, you might go 150 on week one, 155 on week two, 160 on week three, etc etc.

If you join “on time” when we launch new cycles, it’s most ideal as you won’t have to change the date in the app. If you decide to join Physique mid-cycle, you can! You’ll just have to go back to the beginning of the cycle and thus change the date every time you log in.

Our Quickie program is not based around a programming cycle, though the program is still very structured into upper/lower body days. You’ll routinely see workout days repeated every few months so that you can compare to your previous performance.

No sweat! 

Each movement that’s programmed is always linked to videos on our YouTube channel. We also regularly post demo movements on our Instagram, @paragontrainingmethods so you know how to properly perform each programmed movement.

We also have the Paragon Community Facebook Group, a forum where you can connect with other members in the community and ask questions regarding scaling, modifications, post form check videos, etc.

We love when members post videos so we can give critique and feedback on movements and lifts (:

LCK, Bryan, Marcos, and our amazing team of Paragon Coaches all spend a few hours per day in the group answering questions, doing form checks, and taking care of our amazing community. 

Our goal is that if you post, you get an immediate response. For example, if you’re lifting at the gym and have a question about the programming, it wouldn’t be helpful to get a response hours later. 

If you post in the group, someone will immediately answer. It’s that simple (:

If you’ve never used Wodify, you’re in a for a treat!

 Wodify is an easy-to-use app that you can use to access the programming right from your smartphone!

You’re able to see workouts for the entire week in advance, as we understand travel and work schedules can get tough sometimes.

After purchasing a Paragon program through Wodify, you will automatically receive an email. Follow instructions and click through so Paragon is added to your app. 

Then re-open the Wodify app, hit the upper right hand corner (3 stacked lines), go down to “Switch Accounts”, and make sure Paragon is selected as the default account.

You may need to log in & out once after purchasing a new program.

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