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Ultimate P90X / P90X2 / P90X3 Hybrid

P90X-P90X2-P90X3-Hybrid-Schedule

You have completed P90X and got ripped.  Did rounds of P90X2 and took your athleticism to new heights.  You even took on the P90X3 accelerated challenge and came out on top.  What now?  What could possibly challenge this time?  I have you answer..  the Ultimate P90X / P90X2 / P90X3 Hybrid Schedule.  I took my years of experience doing P90X as well as what I have learned as a P90X trainer and have compiled, what I believe to be, the best hybrid schedule that I could create.  If you are familiar with my style of hybrids, you will see that I have again included a MISC day so that you can pick and choose what you want to do to fit your own personal fitness goals.  You will also see that there is no recovery week in this schedule…instead there is “BRING IT” week.  This is the week that you will take what you have done in the previous and apply it as much as you can to those workouts.  This schedule is not for a the novice or beginner.  I recommend that you have completed at least 2 if not all of these programs individually before you start this schedule.  2 rounds of P90X3 doesn’t count.  Check out the schedule below and as always, ask questions in the comments and give me your feedback.

What You Will Need

What To Expect

  • No Recovery week:  This schedule is meant for those who have already completed P90X, P90X2 and P90X3.  I DO NOT RECOMMEND doing a P90X/P90X2/P90X3 Hybrid till after you complete AT LEAST 2/3 of the P90X programs.
  • An emphasis on Resistance Training.  Most P90Xers like building muscle and getting stronger.  This is sset up so there will be an emphasis on these workouts in particular.
  • A Miscellaneous day.  There will be 1 day per week that you can do what ever you prefer.  I have recommended what you should choose based on category… Strength or Conditioning.
  • A “BRING IT” Week.  This is where P90X3 workouts come into play.  You will be doing 2 P90X3 workouts each day which will increase the intensity of this week over the previous.  Be sure to eat well and get plenty of rest.
  • Little Rest days.  This means that your body is telling you that you need to rest you can and SHOULD take extra rest days.  This is a tough schedule.  You will need to get plenty of sleep and be eating well to fuel your workouts.

Ultimate P90X / P90X2 / P90X3 Hybrid Schedule

Block 1 Week 1+3

Day 1: Chest/Back/Balance (P90X2)+ ARX
Day 2: Warrior
Day 3: Shoulders/Arms (P90X)+ ARX3
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Legs/Back (P90X) + ARX
Day 6: Strength MISC DAY (Choose: Complex Upper, Complex Lower, Total Body X2, Core Synergistics, Balance/Power X2 )
Day 7: REST or Mobility X3

Block 1 Week 2

Day 1: Chest/Back + ARX2 (P90X)
Day 2: Plyometrics (P90X)
Day 3: X2 Shoulders/Arms + ARX3 (P90X)
Day 4: X2 Yoga (P90X2)
Day 5: Base + Back, + ARX3 (P90X2)
Day 6: Conditioning MISC DAY (Choose: Triometics, MMX, AGILITY, Accerator, Warrior)
Day 7: Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Block 1 BRING IT WEEK 4

Day 1: Eccentric Upper + Eccentric Lower
Day 2: Warrior + MMX
Day 3: The Challenge + CVX
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Incinerator + Accelerator
Day 6: Complex Upper + Complex Lower
Day 7: REST

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Block 2 Week 5+7

Day 1: Back/Bicep (P90X) + ARX3
Day 2: Plyocide (P90X)
Day 3: Chest/Shoulders/Tris + ARX (P90X)
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Legs/Back (P90X2) + ARX3
Day 6: Strength MISC DAY (Choose: ECCENTRIC UPPER, ECCENTRIC LOWER, Total Body X2, Core Synergistics, Balance/Power X2)
Day 7: Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Block 2 Week 6

Day 1: V-Sculpt (P90X2) + ARX (P90X)
Day 2: Warrior
Day 3: X2 Chest/Shoulders/Triceps (P90X) + X2 Ab Ripper
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Base + Back, + X2 Ab Ripped (P90X2)
Day 6: Conditioning MISC DAY (Choose: Triometics, MMX, AGILITY, Accerator)
Day 7: Rest or Mobility

Block 2 BRING IT WEEK 8

Day 1: Eccentric Upper + Eccentric Lower
Day 2: Warrior + MMX
Day 3: The Challenge + CVX
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Incinerator + Accelerator
Day 6: Complex Upper + Complex Lower
Day 7: REST

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Block 3 Week 9

Day 1: Chest/Back/Balance (P90X2)+ ARX
Day 2: Warrior
Day 3: Shoulders/Arms (P90X)+ ARX3
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Legs/Back (P90X) + ARX
Day 6: Strength MISC DAY (Choose: Complex Upper, Complex Lower, Total Body X2, Core Synergistics, Balance/Power X2 )
Day 7: REST or Mobility X3

Block 3 Week 10

Day 1: V-Sculpt (P90X2) + ARX (P90X)
Day 2: Warrior
Day 3: X2 Chest/Shoulders/Triceps (P90X2) + X2 Ab Ripper
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Base + Back, + X2 Ab Ripped (P90X2)
Day 6: Conditioning MISC DAY (Choose: Triometics, MMX, AGILITY, Accerator)
Day 7: Rest or Mobility

Block 3 Week 11

Day 1: Chest/Back + ARX2 (P90X)
Day 2: Plyometrics (P90X)
Day 3: X2 Shoulders/Arms + ARX3 (P90X)
Day 4: X2 Yoga (P90X2)
Day 5: Base + Back, + ARX3 (P90X2)
Day 6: Conditioning MISC DAY (Choose: Triometics, MMX, AGILITY, Accerator, Warrior) (P90X3)
Day 7: Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Block 3 Week 12

Day 1: Back/Bicep (P90X) + ARX3
Day 2: Plyocide (P90X)
Day 3: Chest/Shoulders/Tris + ARX (P90X)
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates
Day 5: Legs/Back (P90X2) + ARX3
Day 6: Strength MISC DAY (Choose: ECCENTRIC UPPER, ECCENTRIC LOWER, Total Body X2, Core Synergistics, Balance/Power X2)
Day 7: Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Block 3 BRING IT Week 13

Day 1: Eccentric Upper + Eccentric Lower (P90X3)
Day 2: Warrior + MMX (P90X3)
Day 3: The Challenge + CVX (P90X3)
Day 4: Yoga or Pilates (P90X3)
Day 5: Incinerator + Accelerator (P90X3)
Day 6: Complex Upper + Complex Lower (P90X3)
Day 7: REST

Have Questions?  Comments?  Feedback?  POST BELOW!

  

31 comments
JeffSharpless
JeffSharpless

I just finished The ULTIMATE P90X Hybind! It was so hard and awesome. I want a t-shirt! Hahaha I am in the best shape of my life! I turn 45 in a few weeks and I feel like I could take on Tony Horton himself (okay the 57 year old Tony).

Thank you!!

scottbruns
scottbruns

Hey coach, I've just started the hybrid program and its great so far.  I'm looking ahead and notice that Kempo from the original P90X isn't part of the program. I was wondering if I could sneak it in on those MISC Conditioning days--Kempo is one of my favs.

JeffSharpless
JeffSharpless

I just finish Block 1. Holy cow! The bring it week was tough!!! Ready for more!! Block 2 is mine!!!

robert5891
robert5891

is there a reason why some routines are in all capital letters on the MISC days sean?


robert5891
robert5891

Can this hybrid be used for gaining mass sean? If so what recommendations or changes would you make to the schedule?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@robert5891 yes it can.  I would use the MISC days to pick heavier weighted routines

DennyBerry
DennyBerry

I'm in the 3rd week of this hybrid and I think its great.  I hated it the first week because some things were new again and I was really sore (which only means it was working really well!).  


So I'm really liking it and I have one question.  I am starting the "bring it" week next week and I have a 5mi race on saturday that I want to try to keep my legs fresh for.  I want to move some of the workouts around to do that.  If I'm running the race on day 7 what would you suggest?


absolutraj
absolutraj

This is great. can't wait to try it. Has anyone created an excel workout sheet based on this? 

karenholly
karenholly

I've done X many times, X2 a few, and just finished X3. I don't know which I like better - they're all good in different ways. It's time to start a new program and I couldn't decide which to do - until I found your schedule. Perfect! I can't wait to start!

charmedagain0800
charmedagain0800

Last year I did 2 rounds of P90X3. I went into T-25 and did Piyo to give me a break I had therapy and broke my toe to add to it. I was planning on doing the hybrid this year but after I did a cleanse I did a few days of P90X and found I had lost alot of my strength I was afraid to adventure into the hybrid so I did 4 weeks of P90X. While I am not as fit in shape as I was 2 years ago I feel I am strong enough to hit P90X hybrid now.  This hybrid looked pretty good so I am adventuring into it tonight.

glporter
glporter

Coach Sean,


Great schedule!  I have been alternating back and forth between X1 and X2 for three years now and recently completed X3.  I have been thinking about a hybrid program.  This will be awesome.  Before I start, I need to understand what Block 1 Week 1+3 means.  Am I repeating Week 1 for three weeks or am I alternating Weeks 1 and 2 until the 4th Week?

robert5891
robert5891

Hey Sean,

I'm coming to the end of my 2nd round of X3 (Elite week of Elite Block!) and have decided to finally get over my big mental hurdle of eating more and realizing it won't all go to fat when I try to add muscle. For a refresher, I'm 29, 5'11", 138 lbs. I am deciding between Beast (never done the program) and X2 (completed 1 full round and used it in hybrids). I'm leaning more towards X2 (loved the program and TH workouts are my favorite). Any suggestions on modifications to the workouts in X2 or my nutrition to tailor it for adding several pounds of muscles, or should I just suck it up and get out of my comfort zone and tackle THE BEAST?? I'm currently eating between 2200-2400 cals per day right now on X3 and have not had any change in weight or muscle over these 2 rounds.

Thanks,
Robert

apv
apv

Hey coach, since college started back up again I am having a hard time getting in the ab ripper routines after my upper body workouts. I was wondering if you have any advice how I can get them in with school and work. Should I just make my misc. day on Saturday an all ab day and just do three ab rippers for approximately an hour or try to do them later in the day. I appreciate your time!!

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@apv Since it's  just 15 mins, try squeezing them in during a differen't time of day...right when you get up or sometime later in the day where you have 15 mins

JohnStellwagJr
JohnStellwagJr

Hey Sean, for block 2 week 5 and 7 it says "Day 5: Legs/Back (P90X2) + ARX3"  is that base and back from P90X2 or legs and back from P90X.  was not sure since in Week 6 it says base+back.

Just a thought, if in block 1 we did legs and back on weeks 1 and 3 and base and back on week 2, it would make some sense if block 2 was the reverse and thus base and back week 5 and 7 and legs and back week 6.

So far so good, the bring it week was really tough but I am moving right along!

JohnStellwagJr
JohnStellwagJr

When you refer to "Yoga or Pilates" original or x3 yoga. Thanks for your help :-)

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@JohnStellwagJr this gives you a choice.  You can choose any of the 3 Yoga Workouts from X/X2/X3.  Or Pilates

apv
apv

Hey coach, I was wondering if you could tell me the proper breathing for pull ups. I know it sounds basic but I'm not sure on the proper breathing. Is there a rule to thumb to follow for all exercises? Thank you!

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@apv The proper breathing is to exhale before your pull, then exhale as you come back down in the eccentric or negative movement.  

JohnStellwagJr
JohnStellwagJr

This means you inhale during the pull? Guessing you dont want to hold your breath. For most exercises exhale during the positive motion right? Just checking to make sure I have things correct. Thanks.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@JohnStellwagJr sorry, yes meant inhale before you pull.  then exhale during the eccentric motion.

boilanger
boilanger

sean I don't v-sculpt in X2 or Complex Upper & Lower in X3.. what can I use instead?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@boilanger If you don't have V-Sculpt then you can do Back/Bicep from P90X instead.  If you don't have Complex Upper and Lower then do PAP Upper and Lower in the place of that.  I would suggest getting Complex Upper and Lower though