TLDR: In High Volume Calisthenics Workouts, Old school, high volume training is viable to creating a greek god physique
Despite many new concepts appearing in the fitness industry that past decade, Adorian Moldovan believes in going back to old school, proven methods of muscle building. This ebook contains dozens of routines targeted for an intermediate or advanced athlete. Adorian Moldovan wrote this book so that a calisthenic athlete would never need another ebook. He hopes that one can go months on a single program in this book without needing to change. The purpose of this book, High Volume Calisthenics Workouts, is to achieve a ‘greek-god’ physique.
In High Volume Calisthenics, there are 7 types of exercises:
- Leg raises
- Skipping rope
A lifter can go through many basic to advanced variations of the exercises. A lifter should also strive for 3 to 5 sessions a week. More sessions allow more accumulative volume per muscle group. Adorian also believes in adding sets and reps, and decreasing rest to each exercise as progression. With calisthenics, volume is king.
There are also 6 types of workouts provided:
- Push & pull
- Full body/ cardio
There are about 10 routines for each type of workouts, bringing it to 60 workouts in this ebook. The volume in each workout can be quite insane. An example of a pullup workout is:
8-10 Wide Grip x 4 sets
8-10 Close Pull-ups x 4 sets
8-10 Chin-ups x 4 sets
8-10 Commando Pull-ups x 4 sets
9-10 Australian Pull-ups x 4 sets
Rest 1 minute between sets
This is a total of about at least 164 reps of pulls. Guides are also provided as to structuring the training sessions.
Personally, I never thought that a person should handle so much volume. But after trying one of their workouts in High Volume Calisthenics Workouts, I can safely say that this approach is quite legit.
- Lots of programs for a bodyweight enthusiast
- Volume is high af
- Not too sure if joint health is taken into consideration; it’s a lot of reps