You can now achieve your desired physique by choosing from four P90X3 workout schedule:
Tony Horton’s P90X3 program made a huge buzz, globally, when it was first launched. Of course, Tony is no stranger to the fitness industry. An internationally-known American personal trainer, Tony also happens to be the creator of the highly successful P90X program.
P90X3 is a whole new concept that promises to make you ultra sexy with just 30 minutes of workout a day.
(This article solely focused on the P90X3 schedules. Check out the full program guide here)
While that seems too good to be true, the program actually adopts a similar concept to HIIT training. This is a method that forces your body to burn more calories in a shorter period of time; By working out twice as hard.
More importantly, this article will specifically cover the four P90X3 workout schedule:
This is the best part of the program as it enables you to choose a specific goal. Just think of it as a 4-in-1 program.
Whatever kind of physique or fitness goal you’re after, all variations are possible within all four schedules. Let’s first understand the basic structure of how the schedules work:
Every workout calendar is 90-days long. Each week consist of 6 workout days and one day of rest. The daily workouts are only 30-minutes
long short. Get in, crush it, and go on about your day.
The entire program has 16 different workouts. Every workout is specifically created to train either your power, muscular-resistance, cardio or core flex & balance.
Here’s a list of all 16 workouts categorized into their respective core areas:
- Agility X
- Total Synergistics
- The Challenge
- The Warrior
- Eccentric Upper
- Eccentric Lower
Core, Flex & Balance
- Pilates X
- X3 Yoga
With all that in mind, it’s time to breakdown the four P90X3 workout schedule and help you decide which to go for:
The classic schedule is for those who wants to achieve total body fitness. You will work towards fat loss, muscle toning, improved cardio and being the fittest you have ever been. This will be achieved through a balance of strength, cardio and conditioning training.
As you can tell from the classic calendar, every week is consistently made up of workouts from all core areas. This makes it perfect for those who are just starting out. The classic routine will build up your foundation to take on an even more challenging workout plan.
Apart from beginners, the classic calendar can also benefit fitness elites. Tony will demonstrate in every workout, a more intense version. You can also ramp up the intensity by throwing in an extra workout per day.
The verdict: Go for the P90X3 classic schedule if you’re just starting out the program, don’t have a fitness goal in mind or just want to look good and feel good. With its excellent workout variety and production, anyone can stay in shape all year round…and have fun doing it too!
Lets put it this way:
The lean sequence is the most effective at fat burning compared to all the other P90X3 workout schedule. This is also for those going for a less bulky and more toned look. As you might have already guessed, the lean calendar will utilize lots of cardio workouts.
It isn’t going to be your typical boring cardio workouts. Instead, it will be 30 minutes of action-packed movements, that will make you look like you just came out of the shower. Strength training will still be included to help you retain lean muscle mass.
Try out the lean calendar after you’re done with the mass. These 2 programs back to back is perfect for those who just wants to look incredibly good. The mass calendar will get you to put on quality muscle mass. The lean calendar will then add on the finishing touches, by cutting off excess weight and helping you to lean out.
Go for the mass program if adding on pounds of muscle is your primary goal. This is also for the gym buffs who wants to take conventional weight training to the next level.
To get big, you need to eat big. Together with the workouts, you will also be eating more than usual. Sufficient calories will make all the difference in gaining sheer muscle mass.
Otherwise, if you’ve been skinny all your life, the mass calendar will lay out for you a good foundation of size before you try to lose weight. If you’re already skinny and opt for something like the lean workout schedule, you’re just going to end up looking like a twig.
The doubles schedule is easily the toughest of them all. Even Tony himself suggests that one should complete the classic P90X3 workout schedule first, before attempting doubles. This calendar will push past your physical and mental barriers.
The end result?
You will get superhuman fit and make everyone drool over your physique. Seriously!
What makes the the doubles schedule so tough yet rewarding is the fact that you will be doing 2 different workouts on most days. While all this seems pretty intimidating, everyone can reach to this fitness level. Just be sure to complete a few rounds of the classic calendar and you will eventually be fit enough for doubles.
Bonus Schedule: The X3 Elite Block
To get the best out of P90X3, you should totally pick up the elite block. This consist of 3 additional workouts designed to increase your speed, power and core:
- Complex Upper Workout: This helps you achieve mean upper-body strength and power through weighted resistance and explosive movements.
- Complex Lower Workout: Makes your lower body leaner, stronger and faster through complex training moves and using the science of Post-Activation Potentiation.
- Ab Ripper: This intense trunk burner is for those times when you absolutely, positively need to take your core strength to the next level…and carve your most ripped six-pack ever.
The elite block is 4 weeks long and to be done after you complete either plans.
Whatever your goals are, P90X3 has it all. This makes the program so special because it is literally made for everyone. For the price of one, you will be getting 4 workout programs altogether.
As for the results, the pictures above speaks for itself. Whichever calendar you choose, you must commit all the way through. As long as you follow diligently to the end of the program, you will see the results you desire.