Frequently asked questions

Paragon:

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

Physique:

  • Dumbbells

Quickie:

  • Jump rope
  • Dumbbells

Our member base is a pretty even 3 way split between CrossFit gyms, commercial gyms (Golds, Lifetime, 24 Hour, etc), and home gyms (:

Accessory

  • Dumbbells + Barbell/Plates

Paragon & Physique:

  • 60 minutes

 

Quickie:

  • 30 minutes

 

Accessory:

  • 10-15 minutes per piece

If following Paragon, Mondays and Thursdays are upper body days, while Tuesdays and Fridays are lower body.

On Saturdays, 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 rest days on Wednesday and Sunday. But ultimately how you hit the 4-5 days of programming each week is totally up to you (:

If new to the program, we suggest starting with 4x/week and see how we feel prior to adding the 5th optional Saturday piece.

Laurie and Bryan only hit 4x/wk, for what it’s worth. More does not always = better (:

You will receive 10 “mini-sessions” that will take about 10-15 minutes each. 

There will be 2 Core pieces, 3 Strength/Skill pieces, &  5 Hypertrophy, Bodybuilding, or Aesthetic-Focused pieces.

We could tack these on to our programming each day, use them to compliment our running/endurance endeavors, or complete a bunch of accessory programming pieces in one day for a solid day of training.

*Try to complete Strength/Skill sessions PRIOR to your programming and Aesthetic work AFTER your programming. Please see Program page for additional advise on implementation.

**All programming for Accessory will be under MONDAY each week. 

(so you don’t have to click back and forth through the entire week). Don’t forget to change the date in Wodify if seeing “No WOD Found”

Physique runs based on cycles, as it has progressive overload and repeating movements. So when you open the Wodify app, it will tell you what date to start on.

 Paragon/Quickie/Accessory are not based on cycles – You can slide in at any time with these programs and pick up current programming with where we’re at.

No sweat! 

Hop over to Instagram and follow our account, which is @paragontrainingmethods.

We regularly post demo videos with movement tips so you know how to properly perform each programmed movement.

We always link to YouTube videos within our smartphone app as well, so there’s never any confusion on how to implement our programming.

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, etc.

LCK and Bryan average 2-2.5 hours per day in the group answering questions and taking care of our amazing community.

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 7000-10,000 steps a day. 

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

If feeling good or just missing the vibes of working out in a class, feel free to hit that 5th day and hop in a class workout.

Working out solo? We’ll still provide an olympic lifting session, a cardio day, and a bro sesh workout on Saturdays for those who want it.

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.