P90x3 Workout Schedule

P90x3 Workout Schedule Breakdown

The P90x3 workout schedule has both many similarities and a number of differences with the original P90x workouts. Both the original P90x workout routine and the newer P90x3 workouts were created by Tony Horton for Beachbody.

The P90x3 workout schedule consists of workouts every day for 90 days. Sunday, however, is more like a day off in that the workout is simply a stretching routine. No cardio or weight workout. It’s really designed to help promote muscle recovery for the next workout.

P90x3 Workout Schedule vs P90x

The biggest difference between the original P90x workout schedule and the P90x3 workout routine is the length of the daily workouts.

p90x3 workout schedule

With P90x every workout was at least an hour and many lasted 90 minutes or longer. You had to be extremely dedicated and have a lot of free time to go all in on the P90x fitness program.

But the P90x3 workouts only last 30 minutes. That’s a huge difference for anyone interested in starting a workout program. Not only can you fit in a 30 minute workout a lot easier if you have a busy life but just the thought of spending almost 2 hours a day training can keep people from getting started.

Before you jump for joy, keep in mind this doesn’t mean P90x3 is any easier than P90x, it just means the workouts aren’t as long. But hard (and effective) is a completely different story.

While P90x3 workouts are more newbie friendly than say, the Insanity workout, they are still great for experienced fitness fanatics as well.

The P90x3 Workout Schedule Is Progressive

The workouts for P90x3 are designed to become progressively harder, which is how things should be done. If you’re throwing up from the first minute of a workout, it’s probably not designed all that well!

With P90x3 you get three separate monthly workout schedules, each one building on the one before it so that you are ready for each workout as the program becomes more intense.

If it helps, think of the three months as beginner, intermediate and advanced workouts. Like P90x, there are a variety of workouts, covering different areas of fitness. These include strength training, cardio conditioning, yoga, plyometrics and stretching.

Also like the original, you’ll get the workout calendar and nutrition guide. After all, a successful fitness program isn’t just about the workouts, it’s also about the nutrition. To get great results you need both of them working together.

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When taken together, the different sessions of the P90x3 workout schedule gives you a complete, total body workout that delivers results in terms of overall fitness and conditioning levels. This includes burning unwanted fat, boosting the metabolism and building lean muscle, too.

If you’re looking for a total body transformation without spending your life in a gym, P90x3 may be exactly what you need.

A lot of the P90x3 exercises are the same as the exercises in the original P90. Which makes sense, really. After all, quality exercises are quality exercises.

The routines are put together differently and there are new moves, but there are similarities as well. That’s a good thing considering how good a fitness program P90x is.

P90x3 Equipment Needed

While it includes a lot of body weight exercises, this is not a body weight only workout program. That being said, the amount of equipment needed is very minimal and won’t take up a lot of space.

p90x3 exercises

To get the full benefits of the P90x workouts, you’ll want dumbbells and a pull up bar. You can get a good door frame pull up bar for $30 – $40 or so at Amazon. A good alternative to dumbbells is a set of quality resistance bands.

Or you could even use both for variety or if you find one seems to suit certain exercises better than the other. You definitely need the pull bar, though.

Depending on where at home you workout, you may want to invest in a good yoga mat as well. And it should go without saying that you need a good pair of athletic shoes. Not dress shoes or high heels!

The P90x3 Workout Schedule Includes A Variety of Different Workouts

P90x3 can be broken down into three different categories of workouts; cardio based, strength based and yoga and stretching based workouts

Yoga and Stretching Routines

  • Pilates X
  • Dynamix
  • Yoga

Strength Training Routines

  • Decelerator
  • Eccentric Upper
  • Eccentric Lower
  • The Challenge
  • Total Synergistics
  • Isometrix
  • Warrior

Cardio Based Workout Routines

  • Accelerator
  • Agility X
  • CVX
  • MMX
  • Triometrics

P90x3 Classic Workout Schedule

P90x3 has different workout plans depending on your goals. There are the Classic, Lean, Mass, Elite and Doubles workout routines.

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Each routine emphasizes different individual workouts based on your goals. If you’re a lot more interested in fat loss, you’ll want a routine like lean that is more cardio based. The P90x3 Mass workout includes more strength based training.

Below is the original plan, known as the P90x3 classic workout schedule. We’ll cover each of these routines in upcoming articles.

P90x3 Classic Schedule Weeks 1 – 4

Weeks 1 – 3

    Monday – Total Synergistics
    Tuesday – Agility X
    Wednesday – X3 Yoga
    Thursday – The Challenge
    Friday – CVX
    Saturday – The Warrior
    Sunday – Dynamix

This workout is repeated for week two and week three before changing things up for week four.

P90x3 Workout Week 4

    Monday – Isometrix
    Tuesday – Dynamics
    Wednesday – Accelrator
    Thursday – Pilates X
    Friday – CVX
    Saturday – X3 Yoga
    Sunday – Dynamix

P90x3 Workout Schedule Weeks 5 – 8


Weeks 5, 6 and 7 are the same:

    Monday – Eccentric Upper
    Tuesday – Triometrics
    Wednesday – X3 Yoga
    Thursday – Eccentric Lower
    Friday – Incinerator
    Saturday – MMX
    Sunday – Dynamics


Week 8

    Monday – Isometrix
    Tuesday – Dynamics
    Wednesday – Accelrator
    Thursday – Pilates X
    Friday – CVX
    Saturday – X3 Yoga
    Sunday – Dynamix

P90x3 Classic Schedule Weeks 9 – 13

Weeks 9

    Monday – Decelerator
    Tuesday – Agility X
    Wednesday – The Challenge
    Thursday – X3 Yoga
    Friday – Triometrics
    Saturday – Total Synergistics
    Sunday – Dynamics


Week 10

    Monday – Decelerator
    Tuesday – MMX
    Wednesday – Eccentric Upper
    Thursday – Triometrics
    Friday – Pilates X
    Saturday – Eccentric Lower
    Sunday – Dynamics

Week 11

Monday – Decelerator
Tuesday – Agility X
Wednesday – The Challenge
Thursday – X3 Yoga
Friday – Triometrics
Saturday – Total Synergistics
Sunday – Dynamics

P90x3 Workout Week 12

    Monday – Decelerator
    Tuesday – MMX
    Wednesday – Eccentric Upper
    Thursday – Triometrics
    Friday – Pilates X
    Saturday – Eccentric Lower
    Sunday – Dynamics

Week 13

    Monday – Isometrix
    Tuesday – Accelerator
    Wednesday – Pilates X
    Thursday – X3 Yoga
    Friday – Dynamix
    Saturday – Dynamix

That’s it! P90x3 doesn’t look so bad on paper, does it?

Whatever your goals, the Classic is the P90x3 workout schedule you should follow your first time through the program. It’s the most balanced routine. You’ll burn fat, build lean muscle and improve your fitness and conditioning levels.

Based on your results and goals you can then try one of the other workout schedules the next time you go through the routine.

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