Frequently asked questions

What sort of equipment or gym access will I need to complete Paragon, Quickie, or Accessory?

Programming for Paragon and Accessory will typically require:

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

Quickie:

  • Jump rope
  • Dumbbells

We have over 1,000 members and we’re an even split between CrossFit gyms, commercial gyms (Golds, Lifetime, 24 Hour, etc), and home gyms (:

What sort of equipment or gym access will I need to complete Physique?

Programming will typically require:

  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells
  • Cables
  • Barbell, weights
  • Squat rack, pull-up rig
  • All the Machines!

You will need commercial gym access (Golds Gym, Lifetime Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Crunch, Equinox, etc).

If your apartment gym is pretty decked, you might be able to get away with that as well. Check out the free week trial of programming and see. 

We tried to give options on each section as well (For example: Backsquat OR Hack Squat (: 

 

How may days of programming are scheduled each week for Paragon?

If following Paragon, Mondays and Thursdays are upper body days, while Tuesday sand 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 (:

What do I receive each week if I subscribe to accessory?

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, or just complete all programming 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”

What if I don't know what a particular movement is?

No sweat! 

Hop over to Instagram and follow @paragontrainingmethods.

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

We 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..

Does this programming have cycles or progressions? Can I jump in at any time?

Physique will have specific cycles, so when you open the Wodify app, it will tell you exactly what date to “go back to” and start on.

 Paragon/Quickie/Accessory, No. You can slide in at any time and just pick up current programming where we’re at.

At this moment in time, programming is not following specific metric progressions. It’s something we’re considering down the road.

Especially if hormones or adrenals are in a tough space, the individual needs the opportunity to workout and scale based on how they’re feeling. If we’re feeling super beat down, we can make things worse (both mentally and physically) by saying “we need to squat __% this week, and then add __ next.”

Can I follow both paragon and accessory?

No.

Accessory is intended to cater to those who are already following a program they love following, but wish to add a little extra bodybuilding and lifting to improve aesthetics and strength.

Accessory pulls directly from Paragon programming, so Paragon members are already technically hitting the work within their daily programming. 

Accessory would ideally be for our CrossFit friends looking to supplement their training (:

What about rest days?

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 people to be netting 7000-10,000 steps a day. 

Saturday is technically scheduled as an additional day, as 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 then chase the pump after.

Working out solo? We’ll still provide a workout on Saturdays in case anyone needs it.

What is Wodify?

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.

Already have a Wodify Account?

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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