I love the way you show the progression. It makes it look so much more understandable and doable. I am excited to get started building my strength and I don't feel overwhelmed or defeated. Thank you for putting this together.
I really like the quality and layout of this book! Explanations of the exercises are precisely done as well as modifications and progressions.
Now I just have to commit to the routine
Love the look and feel - finally! An exercise book that’s portable and useable whatever your situation is.
The book was beautiful. It had clearly defined exercises with modifications that make all of the exercises doable. I enjoyed being able to have the book open flat to an exercise so I can try to emulate proper. Great job Hampton and team!
This book is so helpful for people who are trying to improve their fitness level. For those of us who are not so fit, we are shown how to begin and gradually increase our strength. The progression really works! I love this book and I think Hampton is brilliant!
I am as Beginner as it gets and I LOVE this book. It shows you to start where you are and SLOWLY build up. It's so easy to understand. Perfection!
Super helpful! Exactly what I was looking for!
Thank you for putting this information into a convenient book to refer to as I progress through the exercises.
Love the way it lays flat. I have two copies, one for home and one for work. I show it off to my team members and some of the customers I chat with. Life is more enjoyable offline.
Happy with the purchase and telling everyone to get this!!
This book is wonderful! It lays out all of the exercises in such good detail with the progressions, reps, methods for making the workout harder or easier, and tips for form and advancement. Thank you, Hampton!
I spent most of my life thinking I wouldn’t ever be able to do a pull up. I’ve been following the progression guide on the website and now more conveniently with this book and now I can do a couple. Which is huge for me!
I've been following Hampton on the Hybrid Calisthenics website for a little while. His methods are very approachable, but I had a difficult time integrating the hybrid routine into my exercise schedule. My brain couldn't keep everything straight, and I'd have to fumble through my phone to look at the schedule and exercise progression. This book eliminates all those frustrations! There's a good amount of helpful pictures and clear text instructions so that it's very clear what I should be working on next.
Before the book, I was struggling to complete exercises three days a week. Since I received the book I've been able to keep up with my exercises on a daily basis. Lo and behold, I'm seeing my reps increase and I'm feeling the effects of working these muscles. Also, thanks so much for making a spiral bound book that lays flat!
Each group of exercises is grouped by printed tabs of different colors, which makes it a breeze to find what I'm looking for. The only criticism or suggestion I have for the next printing is to offset each group of those tabs. This will make it even easier to navigate, as well as help anyone who has trouble distinguishing between the colors.
Thanks for making this awesome book! It's well worth the investment. :)
Excellent quality printing and content! Just like the videos the workouts are excellent, this is just the offline version!
Great book. I've been getting more & more into calisthenics in resent years. I workout at home due to my work schedule and let's face it, the basis of calisthenics is bodyweight training which you don't need a gym. Great! Money saved. So, why buy your book? Because it helps with developing a program. I'm an independent contractor. Time is money. You lay it all out there and make it easy to jump into my program. Also, thank you for having the insight to publish your book spiral bound! Very practical.
My pandemic / post pandemic story is I'm trying to incorporate Hybrid Calisthenics with my existing fitness program which includes yoga, kettlebells / calisthenics and physical therapy. Injuries, as well as current and upcoming operations, due to athletic pursuits are the main motivators behind my calisthenics program.
To cut this long response short (hey, you asked) calisthenic accomplishments feel damn awesome! Watch Bruce Lee do finger push-ups or "old dude" Jack Palance do one arm push ups and you'll see what I mean. Then there's Flags, Hand-Stands, L-Sits... Hand Stand Push-Ups. To do those! I once could do hand stands and hope to be able to to them again and the rest post surgery.
Excellent resource, fantastic photos and recommendations. Showing to a friend this week and hope she buys one too
Beautiful book. Great photos, instruction, and advice(progressions/regressions). Hampton is an amazing trainer whose compassion for helping everyone get fit shines through these pages. I am so grateful for him and his amazing team.
I’ve often tried to start a basic overall exercise plan that allows me to burn calories but more importantly work all the sections of my body every week. I’m not knowledgeable about fitness and have found every other program/system I have tried to be overwhelming or I have been unwilling to complete them. This is entirely different. I’m certainly not perfect at completing the exercises but I understand what I need to work towards and I am not afraid of hurting myself. I don’t feel like perfection is expected just my best at the moment and as I keep trying improvements will happen.
I’m content in my ability to improve.
I’m thankful for the explanations and welcome the knowledge.
I am absolutely in love with this book. Not only is it affordable it is also very easy to follow! I am the least athletic person and I have been able to stay consistent with the provided calisthenics workouts in this book. Thank you Hybrid Calisthenics team, because of all your effort I am already two full weeks into my fitness journey. I highly recommend this book as a must buy!
This book is beautiful and useful!! Just what I needed to help on my fitness journey.
This is a fantastic book with very helpful information (and photots!) on how to grade exercises to increase strength and range of motion and meet the person where they are. I provide occupational therapy in a rehabilitation setting and frequently use the regression ideas in this book as a guide for grading activities for my patients. While some of the basic exercises are still too difficult for my patients, the information in the book helps to break down the importance of grading and provides a complementary understanding. I am excited to share this with my coworkers and to see the physical benefits in my own life.
Great book with lots of useful information. I have cardiovascular disease so I need to modify some of the exercises. And this book helps me with this for sure
Bought the book because I love the posts. I really appreciate the beginner base to these exercises. I am starting with little strength and most exercises don’t show modifications or even support those at the beginning level. This book is perfect. I use the routine on the website to plan my week. Thank you for a great workout.
The book is very detailed and shows you every progression for each exercise. The pages are very high quality. Worth every penny.
It is important for use that the book was spiral bound. Thank you for thinking of that. Clearly lots of thought went into the organization and table of contents, also. The photos are especially helpful, and are included for every variation. Instructions are clear. And as always, the Hampton positivity, kindness, and encouragement make this book a stand-out from other books in this category. Thank you for the effort in creating it!
Love the book and content. Only change I would make is to have book half the size and flip from bottom to top. Less unused space making book smaller, more compact. Easily fit in backpack or gym bag.
I knew the contents would be what I’ve come to know and love from Hybrid Calisthenics online, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the print. The pages are gorgeous and the book is spiral bound which will be convenient in action.
The book is beautifully bound. I love that it is a spiral bound. It makes it much easier to turn from illustration to illustration. The material the book is printed on is nice and thick and it’s large enough so that you can see the illustrations clearly. Normally I try to do free things, but this was well worth the money And I don’t have to make sure I have an iPad with me. I can just take the book if I’m going places and don’t have to worry about having Internet access.
The book is well written and well put together. The only thing that I added myself was tabs to the individual sections for quicker access. Great job Hampton and team!
Hampton is awesome, can't thank him and the team for putting this together!
Great book for me. I'm an older guy with arthritis issues pretty much body-wide, so putting together a doable exercise routine that actually helps increase strength and endurance has always been a challenge. The adaptability and flexibility of Hybrid Calisthenics supplied the answer to my problem. Five star rating!
Finally, the awesome Hybrid Calisthenics program is in a format that's great for "old school" users! I've loved the program since I started, but I'm so tied to electronics for my work, it is great to now be able to step away from it when I work on my fitness. It lays flat with the spiral binding, and the large format makes it very easy to reference the form tips while I'm doing the exercises. The ability to quickly get to the next exercise with the printed tabs is also super helpful. Thank you, Hampton, and have a beautiful day!
The book is a wonderful tool for those looking to start an exercise routine, no matter what their physical activity level may be. Showing the different variations for those at varying levels makes this book a winner.
The book is beautiful, well written, and provides the start to finish moves to successfully complete each exercise. I can almost hear Hampton encouraging me. I especially like the spiral bind, makes it easy to use.
I love Hampton’s easy-to-understand explanations/instructions on how to do these exercises. I am working on improving my push-ups and squats, and I believe this book will help me become much better. Thanks, Hampton! Keep up the great work. We appreciate you!!
I love this book. I am already familiar with the hybrid cakes then is program, and had previously used some of the tools online. However, I do really like to hold a book, and I like everything to be in one place, where I don’t have to look for it. Very happy with this book.
The book is perfect! Thank you!
So excited for a way to support Hampton and Hybrid Callisthenics! The picture I provided is a visual representation of my life aand mood before I discovered his fitness program and delightful and charming posts that help remind me that I am not a fuddy-duddy-stick-in-the-muddy, but actually a strong and capable, beautiful human being. Thank you for the years of reminding me nd many other people that even though our wrists hurt when we try and do a full push up, we can always roll it back and try something more accessible. Although the entire thing is available for free also, I love having a physical book I can leave open and out as a reminder, and a guide to use to help me disconnect and exercise in the morning! I am starting the routine in earnest again and hopefully one day soon I will be able to do a full push up without hurting myself! Here is to as many years as possible being as strong, resilient, and as mobile as we can be! To the team at Hybrid Callisthenics: Have a beautiful day, my friends <3
The design of the book if excellent. You can keep it next to you while doing the exercises as the pictures are clear and the text is large enough to read even if you are a little bit away from it. The spiral bind makes it easy to lie flat. I love it!
Love the work put into this book!!
Love the ease and explanations in the book. I have been wanted to get started but had a hard time figuring it out online so love the book!!!
Purchased physical book as a gift but got the digital version for me. Great for travel. Material was well done content is well thought out and easy to follow at whatever level you need.
If the fitness routine isn't your thing, I recommend using the book as a catnap pillow. It's meowy comfortable!
The book is exactly as advertised. Well made, durable, organized, and clearly had the individual using it in mind when making it. It's not just slapped together so they can say they have it in a book form, it has been intentionally formatted for actual day to day use. Highly recommend if you don't want to rush to your PC or smartphone when you need info.
Absolutely love this book. It's laid out so well and clear a small child could understand the concepts. Love how you have options for different skill levels and fantastic pictures of examples so there's no confusion. The slight witty humor that Hampton brings to the writing is charming. Totally recommend to anyone. Literally anyone.
Exactly what it is supposed to be an incredibly useful reference to avoid having to rely on the website alone. I've been doing Hybrid Calisthenics for 6 months and I can't thank Hampton enough!
Terrific layout to use while working out. Progressions and lots of photos. Thanks for a job well done, Hampton!
This is a great book. The directions are clear, with options for people at every level of fitness. The pictures and text work well together to make it easier to follow, and someone had the foresight to have it published with a lay-flat binding, so you can use it while you are doing the exercises pictured. It's the small things that make it so useful.
So excited this finally came out! I keep it in my gym for reference. Hampton is INCREDIBLE and extremely knowledgeable! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
I love having this reference in paper--available without electricity, electronics, or computers! And it's so permanent (except during fires and flooding)--it's more likely to still be available for decades or even centuries than your fabulous updatable website and videos!
I won't leave a public review, though, because a few things disappointed me. The spiral is too narrow for easy page turning. (I'm actually trying to think of a way to rebind the book to be easier to use but still thin rather than in a big binder.) You don't have the super easy leg lifts I've been doing (in a chair). And there's a lot of repetition. (Also, it's too tall to fit upright on my shelf, though since there's no title on the spine, this doesn't matter much.)
I like the tabs on the page edges, but they'd be even more helpful if they weren't all at the top of the page, but spread out from top to bottom.
The twisting stretch is an unexpected bonus that strikes me as odd, not being a calisthenic. On the other hand, my boyfriend is one of those people who has trouble twisting to see properly when driving, so I can see the allure of including it.
Overall, I still love it (except for the small spiral), do not regret buying it, and would recommend it to others.
Thanks to everyone who worked on this for all your work!
This is an awesome book. Easy to understand and adapt to your level.
Excellent resource! Thank you :).
It’s a bit bigger than I expected and I don’t love the squeaky spiral binding. So far it looks very informative and has plenty of pictures
Book is very organized, material is great quality, very easy instructions and plan to follow for all beginners to pro athletes. Recommend this book
Excellent. Just what I wanted. Luxe pages. Thick coffee table durable pages with color images. Spiral bound for ease of use.
Well written and I always enjoy Hamletts style. Definitely makes things easier by breaking down steps then moving onto progression. I always loved how inclusive Hybrid Calisthenics has been and it is also present in this book. I also love that they chose to make it spiral bound so thay it can lay flat and you won't have to worry about keeping it open while you try to follow for form. 10/10
I first became aware of Hybrid Calisthenics with the video vignettes that would pop up on Facebook. I thought to myself, gee, wouldn't it be cool if there were a book? Something that I could open up to reference to while I (poorly) attempt this exercise? And alas, just like a genie in a bottle, my wishes were answered. Who knew it was that easy? This is a nice sized book with sturdy pages and a spiral binding, very conducive to being used, rather than simply decorating the bookshelf.
This book is a no nonsense guide to simple exercises and raising or lowering the difficulty. Clear instructions, and a great accompaniment for the Hybrid Calisthenics YouTube channel. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to gain strength and flexibility. This book gave me hope.
I've been following Hybrid Calisthenics online for a while now. What really got me hooked was Hampton's pleasant voice and great attitude that no matter what stage you are in your health journey, there is something there for everyone. When you have limited space and resources the hybrid routine is perfect. Thanks Hampton!
I love what you're doing. I think you guys are really awesome. Still getting acquainted with the routine and the book, but so far everything seems extremely promising. Very excited.
Great layout and love the spiral! It has sturdy pages and great illustrations.
Very easy to follow with great written explanations and pictures! Hoping another book comes out with more abdominal exercises, I’m a little plump. Very well done!!
Excellent progressive training ! I can see how to get from where I am to where I want to be.
Great book that does an awesome job explaining each exercise
Very impressed with this book and workout program! The spiral binding makes it very user friendly, and the photos and descriptions of the exercises are very clear. With the way Hampton lays out the progression of exercises, from beginner level to expert, I can use this book right now, at my current level, and also will be able to use it for a long time as I progress.
An excellent compendium for those at any level.
Can tell much work went into putting this book together. Like how it adjusts according to each individuals needs. Appreciate his wit as well as encouragement. You will love it. I know I do ❤️
Great book! Everything is so thoughtfully put together.
Easy to understand and complete exercises. Love , Love, Love it!
High quality, fast shipping, and comes exactly as advertised. Super nice to have the book on hand while exercising and is helpful when lending to others.
Great book to remind me to workout every morning. Directions per exercise is very helpful in safely positioning myself when moving. It’s convenient having a spiral guide of this routine and providing room for me to write my notes on my progress.
Hampton's book is even better than I expected. I am the type if person who prefers books to technology. He walks you through every progression of each exercise from couch potato to being almost as amazing as he is! I'm glad I was able to buy this book and give money to a man that provides all of this for FREE online. The book is gorgeous, filled with photos, and step by step instructions. You cannot fail with this book. Hampton is an amazing individual
This book is great! Spiral bound, so it's easy to lay open with great photos showing each technique. I most appreciate the idea of different levels of capability as I've never been able to do certain things right out of the gate. Working up to the ideal and not feeling any sort of shame over it has been a game-changer for me! Thank you for putting this together, and for adding Hamilton's humor to it as well. :)
I'm a person that needs to see everything laid out in front of me. This book has detailed explanations and illustrations of the 6 basic exercises and progressively harder variations on each. It includes advice and coaching - when to move up, when to move back, how to modify if necessary. It's like having Hampton on speed dial!
The instruction is clear, simple and easy. I love the sequels in difficulty order. The fact that when you open the page, you can do at least a few exercises right there - anywhere - this is the beauty of this book. I'm keeping it in my bedroom so that I can't do one, or a few, every day, or any time.
Great progressions. Helpful pictures.
The book feels very high quality and has a nice weight to it 10/10
Lee A W.
I got this as a gift for my partner, who loves it!
The book is laid out in an easy to read fashion.
Leaving this book out on my coffee table, I have been able to entice three friends to look at the Hybrid Calisthenics website to read more about Brandon's unique approach to fitness.
Both are a great read!
The way the book is formatted and the spiral binding are great for ease of use.
And the content is exactly what i needed, especially that it grows with my ability levels.
I was excited to hear about Hampton’s book being developed and I am more than happy with the results. The book is organized clearly and looks great!
I haven’t gotten a chance to start using my book yet but my first impression is very positive. The book is very well made and attractive. I’ve been following Hybrid Calisthenics for awhile now and have come to expect a high level of quality with Hampton’s approach to fitness. This book did not disappoint and I can’t wait to dig in and start my fitness journey. Thanks so much for an excellent product!
Sara and Ian C.
I like Hampton. Most of the book is online but if you are like me, it is nice to have an offline version. All exercises are very well explained.
JOYCE A D.
Have all kinds of exercises that are easy to do and very detailed pictures that show you how exactly to do them. Very helpful and informative. Really glad that I bought this book.
The layout is great. The spiral binding was a wonderful idea. I added little plastic tabs so I can go to each exercise section quickly. I appreciate the simplicity of the breakdowns of each exercise and their importance. Thank you.
The quality of Hampton's Hybrid Calisthenics workout routine book is impressive and contains exercises that anyone can use to increase their strength and mobility. The exercises are fully described and easily comprehendable for even the least experienced, but very challenging to perform at the top of the progressions. This book is all anyone needs to improve their health.
Love everything about this book. Especially the spiral binding. It makes it easy to leave book open to whatever page you are working on. Hampton is awesome and you can tell HE is the one who actually put this book together with his humor and thoughtfulness. I cannot recommend him and his book enough!
I’ve bought too many exercise books over the past 40 years but This Book, Hybrid Calisthenics, is the very best because: Easy to follow; Exceptionally well designed - the layout makes sense, spiral bound allows you to lay the book flat, but my favorite is the font and size - NO tiny print. Thank you for this fabulous design. A book this well designed means I’m using it daily!! A first for me.
Beautifully written, and expertly crafted. This book simplifies every movement, and makes poetic image of the world of calisthenics.
Awesome book! Simplified, easy to understand
before finding this routine i was just a greasy little couch potato watching netflix all day but now i am strong enough to destroy any child in a 5 mile radius with ease. Thanks hampton
I love coffee, staying fit, not using a gym and getting entertained. Hampton and Hybrid Calisthenics in a nutshell :) congrats on the book!
I think this book is great! But I'm biased because I'm Hampton.