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:

  • 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:

  • 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” (:

You will receive 10 “mini-sessions” each week 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. 

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

No worries! All Paragon/Physique members get access to free daily bodyweight workouts and free dumbbell workouts through the holiday season / until COVID-19 is no longer an issue (:

Physique cycles are typically 12-15 weeks long, as the program has progressive overload and repeating movements. Progressive overload means you’re increasing difficulty/reps/weight/etc week-to-week. 

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.

Physique typically has 2 movements per day that repeat each week. Paragon has 1 repeating movement per day that repeats each week and runs based of 6 week cycles.

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

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.

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, someone will immediately answer. It’s that simple (:

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 optional/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 programming day, hop in a class workout, etc.

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.

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