C-Mass: Calisthenics Mass

Convict Conditioning author “Coach” Paul Wade has just released a new ebook that features me and my brother Danny on the cover!

C-Mass: Calisthenics Mass is now available for purchase in PDF ebook format as well as on Amazon Kindle. A paperback version is expected later this summer – most likely July or August.

C-Mass is my favorite book that “Coach” Wade has written yet! It’s jam-packed with entertaining and insightful advice on using bodyweight strength training to gain muscle mass, and it also includes info on pure strength training without mass gain as the main objective. There is truly something for everyone in C-Mass! Get your copy today!

10 thoughts on “C-Mass: Calisthenics Mass

  • By dhairya -

    Hi All Watsupp,
    I want to build a great strength but with muscles too.
    In what i should put more focus on- Nervous training or muscular training?does muscular training build strength too?
    Al please bring PCC in INDIA…Many are waiting for it to be here..It is very difficult for us to visit U.S.
    Cheers- INDIA

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hey dhairya – You should definitely grab a copy of C-Mass! The book will answer your question much more thoroughly than I can in this comment. As for PCC, we are hoping to come to India eventually. Thanks for being patient! 🙂

  • By dhairya -

    Hi Al I am here again,
    I have certain queries,
    1) up to what level I should practice any exercise progression?
    2) How will I really know that now its time to move on harder progressions?

    • By RobbyTaylor -

      It all depends on your goals. If you’re trying to gain mass, once you can do more than 10-12 reps of an exercise in one set comfortably, you should consider trying something harder. You should also try to do at least 6 reps a set for that purpose. Any fewer than that would be more useful for strength gains and building consistency at a difficult exercise, but probably won’t be as effective for mass gains.

  • By Theron -

    Hey Al, I have a question but it’s pretty unrelated to this post haha.

    Recently I’ve not been feeling sore the day after a workout. It kinda worries me that I may not pushing myself hard enough to gain from the workout but every time I do it it feels like I’m.really at my limit. So I just wanna know if it’s true that not feeling sore means I’m not working hard enough? Thanks!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Don’t equate soreness with whether or not you had a good workout! If you aren’t getting sore anymore it means your conditioning is improving. I discuss this concept more in depth in my book Raising The Bar: http://www.dragondoor.com/b63/?apid=4e8cb1ea167b0

  • By Calvin -

    Hey Al,

    I’m a big guy and I have always heard that callisthenics is near impossible for taller, heavier people.. can you give me some advice on how I would get started ?
    To put it into perspective, I’m 6’8, about 120 kilo’s. I have been working out in a more weightlifting aspect, but have yet to do a proper chin up and struggle to get my mass up off the ground!

  • By Eric -

    Al, first off you the man!

    Second off, I have a question regarding the book and programming my own routine. I’ve trained calisthenics for 4 years, and i have great endurance and semi good strength. My goal is to build muscle, strength, and stay lean! From the reading, it recommended 2 sets per exercises of 10 reps. So say I do an upper/lower split:

    day 1: Pushup progression 2×10
    Pull up progression 2×10
    Inversion progression 2×10

    Day 2: Squat progression 2×10
    Bridge progression 2×10
    Leg raise progression 2×10

    day 3: off

    repeat for day 4 and 5 then play/off day 6 and 7.

    would this enough stimulus for muscle growth and strength as long as I am making progress? Seems like not enough volume, any thoughts would help!

    Thanks a bunch!


    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Eric! This workout seems appropriate for a beginner but if you think you need to add more volume to your routine, then go for it! 🙂

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