I know… I get it, I get it.
It’s kind of weird to hand over your money to someone on the Internet you just recently heard of.
Maybe you just saw a Kinobody ad, or maybe you’ve been following Greg O’Gallagher on YouTube or Instagram for a while.
You’re thinking about joining a program, but you’re not sure…
Is Kinobody legit? Is Kinobody a scam?
I’m going to break this down as thoroughly as possible as a real, paying customer myself.
Yes, Greg O’Gallagher of Kinobody is legit. He’s legitimately strong on the big compound lifts, there’s substantial evidence that he’s built his physique naturally, and his programs and other products deliver exactly what he says they will.
Some people may have legitimate criticisms of the philosophy and marketing, but no, Kinobody is definitely not a scam!
Let’s go point by point.
(And if you’re curious about the best way to get started with Kinobody, I recommend getting the Movie Star Body program here — it’s all of Greg’s best workouts and nutrition tips rolled into one multi-phase program.)
By the way, that guy in the picture isn’t Greg! But he looks kind of like him, right?
So right up front, Greg practices what he preaches.
His programs aren’t about pumping up your muscles and getting short-term gains.
He’s all about getting ridiculously strong on key lifts.
(Read: What are the Kinobody key lifts?)
If you follow him on social media, you know he runs his own programs or variations of them and has achieved some pretty damn impressive results.
Here are a few samples from the past year or so:
- 100lbs weighted pull-ups for 7 reps, posted on Instagram
- 135lbs overhead press for 15 reps with full range of motion, posted on YouTube
- 225lbs bench press for 28 reps, posted on YouTube
Depending on the time of year, you’ll pretty routinely see him hit 280lbs+ on the incline bench for reps, bench press over 300lbs, and squat over 300lbs (or do heavy one-legged variations).
So if you’re wondering if the Kinobody programs will legitimately help you build awesome strength and a powerful looking physique, they totally will!
All while staying lean year round with intermittent fasting and flexible dieting.
Now, Greg comes under fire a lot for not doing more lower body work like squats and deadlifts.
That’s a legitimate criticism, but he’s simply chosen to focus more on upper body development and a leaner, more athletic look in his legs — and that’s what the programs preach.
If you’re really into heavy squats and deadlifts, these programs might not be for you. But you certainly can’t say they’re not “legit” at helping people develop strength and muscle.
(I’ve added about 40 pounds to my own incline bench since starting Kinobody. Check out my transformation on the Warrior Shredding Program.)
Alright, this one is a little bit harder to prove.
But there is pretty significant evidence, in my opinion, that Greg is natural and hasn’t used steroids to build his physique.
If you know a little bit about spotting fake nattys, you’ll know that:
- They’re usually not that strong on big lifts
- They’re usually extremely muscular and vascular, at the same time
- They often have unreal shoulders and traps, all while being completely shredded
- Your gut tells you there’s something off about them
So, sure, I guess it’s possible that Greg has deceived everyone and claimed natural when he’s not, but I find it really unlike.y
The biggest reason?
He’s insanely strong!
It makes sense that someone would look like him if they could bench over 300 pounds and overhead press two plates.
That adds up.
I’ve seen guys before in my gym that looked like absolute tanks but could barely lift more than I can, and I weigh 135 pounds!
So, yeah, Kinobody has an impressive physique, but it’s nothing that can’t be achieved naturally by getting super strong and staying around or just under 10% body fat.
Now, the most important thing.
If you buy something from Kinobody, will you actually get it?
Here’s where I can chime in as a paying customer:
Yes, you will!
I legitimately use Kino Octane as my pre workout of choice, though I’ll admit I supplement with C4 when I run out and I’m still waiting on my subscription to send another bottle.
Here’s my latest receipt from Kinobody:
I also own all of the Kinobody workout programs and have reviewed each of them on this site.
(Hit up my Kinobody FAQ page to see them all.)
Here’s what my account looks like:
(Ignore those percentages… I’ve been through all of the modules but I don’t always click “Done” when I’ve finished reading through the information.)
I can confirm that the Kinobody programs are real and exactly as comprehensive as Kinobody claims.
In other words, you do in fact get what you pay for!
No scams here.
Now, you’re not guaranteed to get results on these programs. If you follow the workouts and hit your nutrition properly, you should, but it’s up to you to do the work!
If you’re having qualms about joining a Kinobody program, I totally get it.
Flashy marketing? Internet business? Sound a little too good to be true?
Yes, yes, and yes.
But the truth is that, while the programs give you an amazing blueprint to follow, it is a LOT of hard work. It’ll take serious dedication to see the best possible results.
I’ve been following Kinobody for well over a year and I’m still not exactly where I want to be. I’m miles ahead of where I was! But my effort and consistency haven’t always been perfect.
Greg O’Gallagher is completely legit, whether you like him personally or not. The programs do work, and they deliver what’s promised.
The best place to start is Movie Star Body — a multi-phase program that gets you lean and then bulks you up in perfect proportion.
Hope this helped!