Without a doubt, the two most popular Kinobody workout programs out there are…
… the Warrior Shredding and Greek God programs.
As someone who has personally tried both of them, I can say that they’re actually pretty similar (except, extremely different).
I’ll try to explain what I mean in this post!
We’ll go deep on the Kinobody Warrior Shredding Program vs the Greek God Program, and decide which one is right for you.
Overall, the Warrior Shredding Program is for cutting and fat loss while the Greek God Program is for lean bulking and adding size. However, the nutritional strategies and workouts in both programs are quite similar.
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Let’s dive in a little further!
Overview & Overall Comparison of Warrior and Greek God
So the main difference between these two Kinobody program is their goal.
Warrior Shredding is a cutting program.
It’s designed to help you effectively lose fat and get that lean, shredded look.
It guides you through the stages of fat loss as you get leaner and leaner, so it’s really meant for people who have a small to medium sized amount of fat to lose, around 5 to 20 pounds.
The program incorporates weekly refeeds and a diet break or muscle-up phase, as Greg O’Gallagher calls it, to keep your metabolism humming along while you shed fat.
You’ll use intermittent fasting to stick to your calorie goals and you’ll lift heavy 3 times per week with medium volume.
(You can read my full review and results on WSP here.)
Greek God is a lean bulking program.
It’s really designed for people who are lean, skinny fat, or just in desperate need of some size on their frame.
But other than that, it’s fairly similar to Warrior Shredding in a lot of ways!
You’ll utilize intermittent fasting and a very small calorie surplus each day to stay lean on the bulk while you add muscle.
You’ll lift only 3 times per week, still, but you’ll put in a little bit more volume on those key lifts like:
- The incline bench press
- The standing barbell shoulder press
- Weighted pull-ups
- And bulgarian split squats
The exercises in the programs are pretty similar, but the order in which you do them and the volume you use differs slightly.
So, to recap quickly, you’ll want to start with the Warrior program if you have some fat to lose and want to see those abs!
If you’re already pretty lean and cut, or if you’re skinny without much muscle, time to bulk up with Greek God.
Warrior vs Greek God workouts
On both of these 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
You’ll be fighting to gain strength on these movements, or at least not lose strength (if you’re cutting on WSP)!
The key difference here is the volume.
You’ll be lifting extremely heavily, striving for your 4-6 rep max every week on these lifts.
But on Greek God, you’ll do more sets overall and more reps. With more calories coming in, your body can handle the extra volume better.
On Warrior Shredding, you’ll usually do fewer sets and less high reps in order to strive for strength gains/retention without taxing your muscle recovery too badly.
Also, the traditional Greek God Program is a 2-day split (upper, lower), whereas the original Warrior program is a 3-day split.
Warrior vs Greek God nutrition
On both of these programs, you’ll be encouraged to use intermittent fasting.
(Though, in both cases, it’s optional.)
On WSP, the fasting helps IMMENSELY to curb your appetite and help your hit your daily calorie goal.
On GGP, fasting really makes a big difference in helping you stay lean as you bulk up and it prevents overeating.
The difference in the programs is simply the number of calories you eat.
On Warrior, you’ll be shooting for a calorie deficit of about 500 calories per day roughly, with one refeed day per week where you eat at your maintenance calories.
On Greek God, you’ll be shooting for a daily calorie surplus of a couple hundred calories.
There’s a little more nuance to it than that, of course, so I highly recommend you buy the programs to get the full blueprint.
But that’s the basic gist of what to expect!
Which one should I do?
I’ve tried, and loved, both of these programs.
If you want my honest opinion, Greek God is more fun to do.
The reasons are:
- You get to eat more food
- You gain strength more rapidly
- You get to make progress faster by hitting exercises more frequently on a 2-day split
- Bulking just feels better!
However, the Warrior Program is often the best way to go for most people!
I would say a large majority of us have a few pounds to lose around the middle, and WSP will help you get it off.
In fact, losing that fat will probably make a faster and more dramatic impact on your physique than adding muscle will.
Now, I know, cutting kind of sucks. Which is why most people don’t bother with it!
Being able to master the art of fat loss will set you far and above the usual gym bros, and it will seriously shock the people in your life who are used to your old, doughier self.
But both of these programs are great, and it really all depends on where you’re at in your journey.
If you think muscle size is the way to go, start with Greek God.
If you want to get cut and toned, Warrior is the way to go.
Frankly, these programs are pretty similar. They utilize the same kinds of strategies and philosophies to get you an awesome physique!
- Use intermittent fasting to stay or get lean
- Lift extremely heavy to gain or maintain strength
- Only workout 3 times per week to maximize gains and recovery
- Pay the same one-time price for either of them
Pretty damn simple, on paper anyway.
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!