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 30-minute workout format has been so popular that all of Beachbody’s new programs follow that concept (Shaun T’s Focus T25, Tony Horton’s P90X3, Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix and now Chalene Johnson’s new PiYo, coming out this summer). Although my P90X T25 Hybrid was very popular measured by all the comments on the post and the hits it received from Google searches, it still requires 60 minutes a day. If you’re one of those people who wants to find a way to use both your new X3 and T25 programs at the same time without doubling up your workouts each day, then this hybrid is for you.
Doing a hybrid of two different programs also has another added benefit. Have you ever approached your workout time and started to dread the routine you were scheduled to do because no matter how many times you’ve done it, the workout just doesn’t do anything for you? I know I have (can you say Cardio X or Kenpo X?). Hybrids allow me to keep what I feel are the best of both programs while omitting the routines that just don’t cut it for me. Let’s face it–with 16 different workouts in the base P90X3 package, Tony had to stretch a little and come up with some contrived moves to cram as much as he did into 30 minutes. I’d rather do T25 on those days. And for all you T25 veterans, sorry, you won’t find any Speed 1.0 stretch breaks on this schedule.
What Didn’t Make The Cut?
First of all, which workouts didn’t make my cut? Let me know in the comments block below if you agree with me or not:
- P90X3 Agility X, The Warrior, Accelerator and Decelerator: Sure these are great workouts if you put your heart into them. My problem is they all seem to run together for me, so when I wake up and see I’m doing Accelerator for example I’m not exactly sure which workout it is until I get into it. And these have some of the most contrived moves that really don’t do anything for me, like Donkey Kicks. I suppose with practice I could get better, but I only have 30 minutes right? Speed 2.0 blows Agility X away in terms of calorie burn.
- P90X3 MMX: This is the sequel to Kenpo X from the original P90X, or the X3 version of Mixed Martial Arts. I’ve got nothing against MMX, but the one time I did this workout I probably stood around for the equivalent of 5 minutes trying to figure out what the heck they were doing (I’m still not sure what to do during “Superman Punch/4-Punch Scramble/Sprawl”). Again with more time and practice I’m sure this is a great calorie burner. I typically substitute Les Mills Combat in for MMX, but that’s a variant for another hybrid. For now there are plenty of good T25 workouts to replace this with.
- T25 alpha Speed 1.0: As I said earlier, there’s not enough time for stretch breaks when doing T25. If you’ve been through T25 once already you don’t need this beginner workout either.
- T25 beta Upper Focus: You will get all the upper focus you need with the X3 upper body workouts.
- T25 beta Rip’T Circuit: There just is not enough room for this one, and I feel alpha Total Body Circuit is harder.
The P90X3 T25 Hybrid Schedule
Here is the schedule. Please click the image for directions on how to download a high-resolution, printable version.
What was I thinking? Let me know with a comment if you agree or not.
- I really enjoyed the Day 1-3-5 Upper Body / Upper Body / Lower Body heartbeat of the original P90X, so I maintained it here.
- Month 1 Resistance Days: These days loosely follow the X3 schedule with Total Synergistics, The Challenge and CVX appearing. I alternate Total Synergistics with Total Body Circuit to get TBC in more–I think that’s the hardest T25 workout in the program. I also alternate Lower Focus with CVX because that’s also a demanding workout if you lunge and squat low enough.
- Month 2 Resistance Days: Month 2 resistance workouts are primarily unchanged from X3. Eccentric Upper and Incinerator (as well as The Challenge) are the best workouts in the whole program and worth doing every week in Weeks 5, 6 and 7. Eccentric Lower is a good workout too, but I wanted to weave beta Core Cardio in. Core Cardio (a.k.a “Quad Cardio”) is in my opinion as much a leg workout as it is a cardio workout so it fits on Day 5 of the week.
- Month 3 Resistance Days: Month 3 follows the familiar alternating pattern between Month 1 and Month 2.
- Day 2 Cardio: Day 2 cardio is a progression of alpha Cardio, Triometrics, and beta Core Cardio.
- Day 4 Cardio: Day 4 is the hardest cardio day of the week, and is anchored with beta Speed 2.0. No guessing here, when you wake up you’ll know you’re doing Speed 2.0 every Day 4 except the Transition Weeks. Unfortunately to make this happen I had to eliminate the weekly Yoga workout and move it to Day 7.
- Core Speed: Don’t know what to do with those Free Bonus Disks you get that don’t show up on the schedule? They’re some of the best workouts if you can fit them in. Core Speed is like Speed 2.5 so it naturally fits on Day 4 in Month 3. (The Bonus Disks are included when you order from Team Beachbody or your Coach; Core Speed is also available separately for $19.95 here).
- Day 6 Abs and Core: The schedule is light on ab work because much of the P90X3 core work occurs in the workouts that I eliminated, and there’s not enough time to tack on something like Ab Ripper X three times a week. Day 6 then becomes the focused Ab/Core day with alpha Ab Intervals and beta Dynamic Core.
- Yoga: I am a Yoga fan–in fact I may be the only person who looks forward to completing the entire 90 minutes of Yoga X from P90X. Problem is I like all the other workouts better, so X3 Yoga is limited to about once every three weeks either on Day 7 or in the Transition Weeks. I also appreciate the stretch routines so Day 7 is simply alternating X3 Yoga, Dynamix, and T25 Stretch. Feel free to rearrange these (or take a Rest Day) if you want.
- Transition Weeks: Weeks 4, 8 and 13 are the Transition Weeks between phases. I kept them intact from the P90X3 schedule with the exception of replacing Accelerator with alpha Total Body Circuit, and including an extra session of beta Core Cardio in Week 8.