P90X3 Completed. Up Next…

Now that I’ve completed P90X3, which is a great workout, I wanted to go back to the original P90X, but with a twist. P90X and Focus T25 Hybrid. This schedule was created by John T, taking the best of both worlds. You can read about his reasoning behind the different workout choices in the link above. I really liked P90X3, but I wanted more time on the weights and since P90X is roughly twice as long as X3 per workout, I think this should fit the bill nicely.

6 thoughts on “P90X3 Completed. Up Next…”

  1. Thanks for the mention. I feel the same way about getting more work in a classic P90X workout, but the 30 minute routines of X3 were kind of nice for a change. Did you see my new P90X3 T25 Hybrid that keeps every day under a half hour?

    1. Yes, I did see the new hybrid for P90X3 and T25. I thought about doing that one first, but after looking at the P90X/T25 hybrid and wanting to spend a little more time with the weights, I went that route. Thank you for the hybrids!

  2. Thanks for input.
    Anyway to do the original P90X and keep the workouts down to 45 minutes tops(excluding Yoga)?
    I like X3 but don’t feel like I am getting adequete muscle building benefits.
    I happen to have a friend who simply does pushups, pullups, and sprinting 5 days per week with each session lasting no more than 30 minutes and his functional strength and physique would rival Tony or Shaun’s hands down.
    He did say he is averaging 500 pushups and 100 pullups per workout.
    Any thoughts?

    1. The only way I can see doing the original P90X workouts and keeping them at 45 minutes is to stop at the 45 minute mark. But if you need more from P90X3, why not just do the full P90X? The main workouts are 50-60 minutes if you take out Ab Ripper X from the ones that use it.

      As for your friend, I’m sure he would be better at some tasks and fall short in others if he is only doing running, pushups and pull-ups. Sounds like your friend does P90X3’s The Challenge and then runs daily. 🙂

    2. I think if you abbreviate the P90X warm ups and cool downs like he does in X3, that would leave you close to 45 minutes for the resistance workouts. And if you skip the DVDs entirely and just work from the smartphone app or workout sheets at a quick pace you should be able to finish a workout in 45 minutes.

  3. True, trimming or eliminating the warm ups will get you close to 45 minutes, but I think some/most people will need the warmups. I work out in the mornings so, jumping right into the workout would be a bad idea for me. I guess another option is to skip the last block/section of the workout. The ones that Tony usually refers to as the bonus round. They are not all 10-15 minutes, but it will shave off some time.

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