When you think of Kinobody, you usually think of fat loss, getting cut, getting shredded, etc.
But the other key to the programs that people forget is, it’s all about getting super strong!
So when it comes to bulking up and putting on lean size, Kinbody has two awesome options:
The Greek God Program and the Superhero Bulking Program.
As someone who has personally tried both of them, I can say that they’re actually pretty similar overall, but with a few super important differences.
I’ll try to explain what I mean in this post!
We’ll go deep on the Kinobody Greek God Program vs the Superhero Bulking Program, and decide which one is right for you.
Overall, both programs utilize reverse pyramid training to help you gain strength on key lifts while emphasizing leanness with intermittent fasting and a small calorie surplus.
The big difference is that Superhero introduces more exercise variation and volume, and ultimately puts you in an even smaller surplus — it’s more for intermediate to advanced lifters who need some new tricks to continue seeing progress.
The easiest thing to do is click here and take the Kinobody Physique Builder Quiz. In about 30 seconds, you’ll learn which program is better for your body type and goals, PLUS get a ridiculously easy $20 off the program.
Let’s dive in a little further!
Overview & Overall Comparison of Greek God and Superhero
So both of these programs are designed to help you bulk up, gain strength, pack on muscle, but ultimately stay quite lean.
The difference is in how they go about approaching the problem.
Greek God hammers the key lifts and gives you plenty of calories to work with.
The traditional Greek God program utilizes a 2-day split, which means you’ll hit the same exercises over and over and over.
It’s an extremely effective way to rapidly add strength and power to your frame.
(Though you’ll lift 3 times per week in both programs.)
When it comes to eating, the strategy is simple: Eat just enough to allow maximum recovery and muscle gains, but not enough to put on unwanted fat.
On average, you’ll eat about 200-300 calories over your maintenance level per day on this program, though the GGP 2.0 has you eating in a big surplus on lifting days and a smaller surplus on rest days.
(You can check out my full thoughts on the Greek God Program here.)
Superhero Bulking is extremely conservative with calories and provides more exercise variation.
Superhero Bulking will ALSO help you rapidly put on strength and size, but its intended audience is really more the intermediate and advanced lifters.
It’s harder for those people to put on new muscle, so the calorie surplus doesn’t need to be as big.
You’ll eat in a small calorie surplus most of the week, but you’ll use 1-2 low calorie days to stay lean (or even get a little bit leaner).
As for the workouts, this program uses a 3-day split with more volume and more exercise selection so you’ll be able to continue to make progress no matter where you’re at in your training.
So, to recap quickly, if you’re new-ish to lifting or have never done a “bulk” before, you’re going to want to start with Greek God to get strong as fat as possible.
If you’ve been lifting for a while and need some more advanced strategies to add a little more size without ballooning up, give Superhero Bulking a try!
Greek God vs Superhero workouts
On both of these excellent programs, you’ll be focusing heavily on the Kinobody key lifts, which are:
- Incline bench
- Shoulder press
- Weighted pull-ups
- And Bulgarian split squats or another single-leg movement
Ideally, you’ll be quickly adding more and more weight these lifts, which will force your body to grow new muscle. Woohoo!
The big difference in the program is that, while Greek God hammers these movements over and over on a 2-day split, Superhero gives you a lot more variety.
It’s designed to help more advanced lifters who can’t simply add more and more and more weight to the same movements every workout.
The 3-day split in Superhero rotates you through lots of different variations of the key lifts, so you’ll always have an opportunity to hit a new PR even if you’re plateauing on certain exercises.
Greek God vs Superhero nutrition
Intermittent fasting is optional, but highly recommended, on both of these programs.
Well, even while you’re bulking, IF can help reduce your overall calorie intake, increase growth hormone, maximize recovery, and help you stay lean!
These aren’t “eat all you can eat” programs where you’ll pack on size as fast as possible, to the detriment of your waistline.
Both programs carefully manage your nutrition and calories.
On Greek God, you’ll eat in a big surplus on lifting days and a small surplus on rest days, averaging out to about 300 calories over maintenance per day.
On Superhero, you’ll eat in a smaller daily surplus, and you’ll include 1-2 low-calorie days while you’re resting in order to burn some fat and stay lean.
Advanced lifters put muscle on more slowly, so there’s no use in eating extra calories that will be stored as fat.
Which one should I do?
I’ve tried, and loved, both of these programs.
However, I think Greek God is the better program for most people.
The reasons are:
- It’s better suited to beginner and intermediate lifters
- You’ll get strong on the key lifts extremely quickly
- The nutrition strategy is a little simpler to master
If you’re more seasoned and have already added some muscle to your frame, I HIGHLY recommend the more advanced strategies found in the Superhero Program.
It’ll really help you troubleshoot and obliterate your plateaus and get back to seeing huge gains again.
Overall, if you’re new to bulking and want to get strong on the big lifts really fast, go with Greek God.
If you’ve been lifting for a while and have hit some plateaus, you’ll want to change things up and try some more advanced tricks and hacks with the Superhero program.
These programs are actually pretty similar in a general sense, but some of the specific workout and nutritional strategies you’ll use differ between the two.
In both, you’ll:
- Use intermittent fasting to stay lean
- Lift extremely heavy to gain strength
- Only workout 3 times per week to maximize gains and recovery
- Pay the same one-time price for either of them
They’re just meant for different types of people, that’s all!
It sounds simple, but it really all comes together and starts to make sense when you invest in the program, study the blueprint, and actually put it into action.
The results only come after weeks and months of dedication in the gym (and in the kitchen!).
If you’re still not sure, take this super quick quiz from Kinobody. At the end, you’ll get $20 off one of these programs!
Anyways, if you have questions about either of these awesome programs, hit me in the comments.
I hope this helped!