Check out all my hybrid schedules:
- P90X Focus T25 Hybrid
- P90X3 Focus T25 Hybrid
- P90X3 Elite Focus T25 Gamma Hybrid
- P90X3 Insanity Max:30 Hybrid
- P90x Body Beast Hybrid
- P90X P90X3 Combat Hybrid
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The old and the new. The alpha and the omega. P90X and Focus T25 combined into one, hybrid schedule. Here it is.
Susan and I have already completed 2 standard rounds of P90X and 1 round of the P90X/Insanity hybrid. This fall we are due to kick off our 4th round of P90X but I didn’t want to repeat the standard program as in the past. Fortunately we received our copy of Beachbody’s newest program Focus T25 this summer and I have had time to demo most of the workouts and preview the rest. I think that qualifies me to design my own P90X-T25 Hybrid 🙂
For those not familiar with T25, this is the newest program from the creator/trainer of Insanity, the “hardest workout program ever put on disk”. It consists of 12 workout DVD’s that cover cardio, abs, and full body work in only 25 minutes a day. The program is split into two 5-week phases called “Alpha” and “Beta” (a third “Gamma” phase using more weights is available as an add-on). The T25 workouts are not as “insane” as Insanity because the moves are not as extreme. You might even say the moves in T25 are “easy”. But the 25 minute workouts are not easy because there are no scheduled breaks. That’s the concept behind the program: you go all out (“Focus”) for 25 minutes, alternating which muscles are working so that you never overwork any one muscle group. Including the additional 3-minute cooldowns, I typically burn 370 calories over the half hour, plus many more in the 1-2 hour after burn period.
What else is there to say about P90X? It is a full-body workout program that has stood the test of time and is still one of Beachbody’s best sellers. No gimmicks (not counting superman-banana), just pushing and pulling, push ups and pullups, curls and triceps dips and wall squats. This program gives you “functional fitness”–no matter how you approach it you will cut fat, add muscle, get toned, and not “bulk up”. If you want to bulk up do Body Beast. If you want to get fit do P90X.
The P90X-T25 Hybrid
Here is the schedule. Please click the image for directions on how to download a high-resolution, printable version.
My approach to setting up this hybrid schedule was to generally keep the P90X resistance workout schedule and mix in T25 cardio to replace PlyoX and KenpoX. I also kept YogaX on the schedule because whether you like it or not, it’s good for you. As you move through the weeks, the T25 workouts shift from the Alpha to the more difficult Beta workouts. Here are more details behind what I was thinking:
- The schedule maintains the three-phase P90X schedule concept including Recovery Weeks (weeks 4, 8, and 13).
- In the first two phases, I keep the normal P90X upper body workouts on Days 1 and 3. In Phase 3 I inserted T25 Upper Focus into Day 1 of Weeks 10 and 11 for variety while maintaining one Back day each week.
- I get bored doing Legs & Back for 10 weeks, so this schedule alternates L&B with T25 Lower Focus. Lower Focus will make you sore, trust me, plus now you can fit all five L&B workouts on one P90X Workout Sheet.
- I only have an hour to workout between 5 am and 6 am. Fortunately the T25 workouts are (you guessed it) 25 minutes long which makes it possible to do more than one workout. And since I only have an hour I typically skip P90X Ab Ripper X on resistance days and fit it in when convenient (which is usually once on the weekend). This schedule includes ab work twice a week, once on Day 2 and once on Day 6 after T25 cardio workouts. These are split between ARX and T25 Ab Intervals or Dynamic Core for variety (who really likes doing Ab Ripper X three times a week anyway?).
- The Recovery Weeks are single T25 workouts to lighten things up a bit (plus Yoga).
- In Phase 3 I swapped in Upper Focus for Shoulders & Arms in Week 10 and Chest & Back in Week 11 just to fit it in to the schedule. You’ll notice that this also maintains one Back day each week in Phase 3.
- Day 4 each week will be either the 90-minute YogaX (or at least up to the 50 minute mark where it switches from yoga to balance postures) or the efficient One-on-One Fountain of Youth Yoga which has been included in P90X sets recently. If you have P90X2 Yoga feel free to use that.
- Finally Day 7 every week alternates between Xstretch (which I love but don’t always commit to doing) and T25 Stretch.
What Do You Think?
Have you started Focus T25 yet? What do you think of this hybrid schedule? Let me know what you think–I’ll entertain all suggestions for modification.