P90X3 T25 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.

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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.

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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.

There you have it.  Please tell me what you think.  I plan to craft up hybrids that include Les Mills Combat and T25 Gamma, if you have a preference let me know that too.

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52 comments on “P90X3 T25 Hybrid
  1. Roland Wallner says:

    I love Gamma.. Would love to see that included, or maybe some Insanity workouts. Will start the above Hybrid next week.

    Thanks for putting this together!

    • John T says:

      Roland–Glad you like the schedule. Cutting in some Insanity is a great idea for more variety although that would run past 30 minutes. But I might still do it 🙂

  2. Ori says:

    I’m so glad I found this! Perfect timing, as I decided to start P90X/T25 Hybrid tonight, new month, new quarter!!! Going to try it and will keep you posted on my results.

  3. Shelly says:

    This looks great. I am looking forward to starting it next week. I like both p90x3 and t25 but looking forward to getting back to the cardio in t25.

    • John T says:

      Shelly–That’s what I like about putting these hybrids together. I get to keep the best cardio from a program like T25 and the best weight routines from X3. Check in in a few weeks and let me know how it goes.

  4. Chris McQ. says:

    This definitely looks interesting. I’ve been looking for a nice X3 & T25 hybrid. Most “hybrid” calendars I’ve seen honestly look like zero thought has been put into them. You clearly have put some thought into it and explained your rational behind some of your choices (although I really loved the MMX routine). I sincerely appreciate your effort and thoughts into this and then taking the time to share it.

    I LOVED T25 and honestly thought the ALPHA phase wasn’t very enjoyable. BETA was much more enjoyable. GAMMA took it to a new level and finally found a great balance between cardio & strength.

    X3 is an excellent program as well. Sadly though, ZERO cardio. There just isn’t. Whatever. Fantastic strength program though. I’m not sad you took Agility X out of the mix. Honestly Tony’s negativity during the cool where he essentially bashes anyone who tries to get healthy, but not doing BB, gets old REALLY fast. That – and I just didn’t enjoy that routine.

    Anywho – thank you again John! I look forward to starting this on Monday!

    • John T says:


      I’m glad you appreciate the thought I put into this schedule. I agree with you on other hybrids I’ve seen–most of the other X3 T25 “hybrids” aren’t hybrids at all, just doubles with the two schedules in parallel. I love GAMMA too, in fact that’s the set I usually bring on travel to do in hotel rooms since it is total body plus cardio and easy to do with bands. Feel free to drop MMX in anywhere, and let me know how it goes.

  5. Carlos X says:

    My request is a bit extensive. P90x3 calendar I use is the Mass schedule. I would include the Gamma phase, and exercises p90x3 elite. I am thin so I want a focus on gaining muscle mass. I recommend that you change. Also, I find very good your hybrid calendar, very complete and oriented.

    • John T says:

      Hi Carlos, thanks for the comment. I don’t have the X3 Elite DVD’s yet but I hear they are some of the best workouts in the program. If your goal is to gain mass because you are thin, I would stick to the X3 Mass schedule and focus on eating more food as that is really the key to gaining mass. Both protein and carbs. Make sure you heavy up your weights everywhere because the low weight high rep moves will not result in the muscle breakdown/repair cycle as fast. I also suggest you don’t add Gamma because that is primarily a low weight high rep program, and won’t grow muscle as fast as the X3 workouts. Ever hear of Body Beast? That’s the kind of program you should consider, but if you don’t want to buy a new program you could simulate it with heavier weights and eating more.

  6. John says:

    Trying to do a doubles as this would give me chance to do a 30 minute maintanance boxing workout in the AM and the P90 in the PM.
    That being said should I go with P90X or X3?
    I could skip the breaks and Tony’s chit chat and maybe make the original 30 minutes.
    Which is the better muscle building program of the two?
    Thanks for response and input.

    • John T says:

      After having finished both, if you have the time P90X definitely gives you more muscle work. If you work directly from the workout sheets or phone app you should be able to do the resistance workouts in under 45 min. You’ll probably get 75%-85% of the benefit with X3, but you will have to follow the “Mass” schedule instead of the “Classic” schedule–the Mass schedule is more P90X like. Of course heavy up your weights, and eat up (protein and carbs) if you are trying to pack on alot of muscle. Stay tuned for my next hybrid–I will be trying to answer the question “what’s the best workout” and I will be comparing X, X2, X3 as well as some other programs.

  7. Jason says:

    This looks like a great hybrid! Which nutrition/calorie count would you suggest I follow because according to T25 I should eat 1600 calories and according to P90X3 I should eat 2400. Any advice is appreciated!

    • John T says:

      Well Jason that’s going to depend on what your goals are. The T25 guide almost guarantees that you eat at a calorie deficit for fat loss, that’s why it’s so low. X3 on the other hand has you eat more so you can perform well during the intense workouts while leaving a little room for fat loss. For most people the answer to the question is somewhere in between. I use the caloric needs calculator on http://www.teambeacbody.com as well as http://www.myfitnesspal.com to help clients figure out how much they should be eating because they allow you to tailor the inputs to your specific situation. If you want me to help you with that tell me your age, height, weight, and target weight and I’ll run some numbers for you (you can either post them here or send them to me in an email by using the Contact Me link at the top of the page).


  8. Brent says:

    I have been looking for a T25/P90X3 hybrid since I finished P90X3… This one looks great, I like your reasoning behind it, especially with the cardio/resistance rotation… Started this today!

    • John T says:

      Hi Brent, thanks for the comment. If you’re looking for an online accountability group to check in with every day let me know and perhaps you can join mine–I have several people in it who have already finished both programs.

  9. John T says:

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  10. Florence says:

    Hi! I really likewhat you’ve done with combining the two, specially because in really used to doing t25 and I wanted to get started on P90X3, however now I have a scheduling issue where I can only work out 5 days a week, would you have a modified calendar for only 5 days and sat and Sunday would be rest days?

    If not what would you recommend?

    Thanks for your help

    • John T says:

      Hi Florence–If you have time for an hour wokrout the easiest thing to do would be to double up 2 days a week. Then I would combine Day 1 + 2 into one day, and then Days 4 + 5 into one day. Or do a combination of 1 or 2 doubles and maybe skipping Day 7 to fit it all into 5 days. If you only have 30 minutes 5 days a week, I think you have to decide if you want to emphasize the T25 cardio or the X3 resistance and then drop the ones that you don’t mind sacrificing. What do you think?

  11. Amy says:

    I really like this hybrid! I love that you have put all the thought I would’ve spent hours myself trying to get a full body workout in. I just started P90x3 2 weeks ago but I’m already missing the cardio. I’ve done Insanity and T25 before. But I’m also a runner and really miss it when I’m doing these programs. Any ideas for incorporating a couple run days into this schedule?

    • John T says:

      Hi Amy–Other than CVX, in P90X3 there isn’t any real heart stomping cardio in Month 1, but it gets better in Month 2 and 3 with Triometrics and MMX–that’s why I left Triometrics on this schedule. If you have time to do the run in addition to what’s on this schedule, I would add the run on a day when you are already doing legs so you can rest from both workouts at the same time. So Days 2, 4 and 5 are good days to add a run. I wouldn’t do it on an upper body day thinking that it would be good to add legs that day because then you are working your legs every day. If you don’t have time for the workout and a run, then it gets a little harder to figure out. Maybe replace Day 2 or 5, or even Day 7. I would keep Speed 2.0 on your schedule because you’ll get the high intensity interval training from it that you don’t typically get from running, and high intensity interval training will improve your cardio capacity and overall fitness better than running. Which path do you think you will take?

  12. Art says:

    Just finished week 1 of this routine. Love the mix of the 2. T25 is one of my all time favorites. Tony’s workouts are no strangers to me but I always feel like I don’t get nearly the cardio I get with Shaun’s. Vice versa I don’t feel I get all of the resistance with Shaun that I do with Tony…..problem solved. Very nice!

    • John T says:

      Glad you like it, my sentiments exactly. I think Month 3 is my favorite part of the schedule for the variety. Let me know what you think once you get into Month 2, and Keep Pushing Play 🙂

  13. Chris McQ says:

    I may actually try an X3/T25 GAMMA hybrid after this. I really like the 30 min or less workouts. I already know that once I’m done with this awesome hybrid I’m going to do a month of GAMMA. After that we’ll see if there is possibly an X3/GAMMA hybrid to do. 🙂

  14. Paul says:

    Have you considered updating the schedule to include any of the workouts from the elite series?

    • John T says:

      You got me–I’m ashamed to say I don’t have the Elite DVDs yet 🙁 They just dropped the price too so at only $45 for coaches I have no excuse. I just put it on my list–thanks for poking me.

      • Paul says:

        Maybe I’ll start with the current schedule and be the time I get to the second or third bloc you’ll have had the chance to blend them in.

  15. Bruce says:

    I had just finished doing P90X3, and was planning to do a second round when I saw a post on the message boards about an X3/T25 hybrid, and I knew THAT is what I wanted to do!! There were 2 or 3 different ones proposed, but I liked the way yours was laid out, both visually and functionally. I am starting my last “working” week, and I just wanted to say “Thank you, I really appreciated doing this program”. I have had better results this time through than doing just X3, although some of that is due to having done X3in the first place, and pushing past what I did before. The addition of the T25 workouts was a nice change of pace and offered a different “feel” to the program.
    Once again,
    Thanks for putting that program out there,

    • John T says:

      Thanks for the compliments on the schedule–I did spend a little extra effort to make it visually appealing and keep each program’s theme colors. Congrats on getting good results this time thru X3. What’s next for you?

      • Bruce says:

        Well, I just hit 50 and I thought I would give PiYo a try, and give the old bones a lower impact, but still high intensity, “reward”.

        • John T says:

          50 is the new 40, or 30, if you do programs like this. We’re 50 now and in the best shape of our lives. PiYo will be a great addition to your library, and would be a good program to “double” with.

  16. Tess says:

    Have you ever though about making a hybrid of 3 workouts? For instance p90x3, t25, and piyo? Sometimes I get burnt out of listening to the same instructors and thought some variety would be nice

    • John T says:

      No but that’s a really good idea, especially with the new PiYo. PiYo will be a perfect complement to any program because it’s all about lengthening and stretching the muscles. Once I work through it myself I’m sure I’ll create a hybrid with it. Thanks for the idea!

  17. Tammi Shoemaker says:

    Interested in your P90X3-T25 beta hybrid schedule! We just completed P90X3 earlier this year, and just recently completed T25. Would love to go around again with the best of both programs. I’m having difficulty downloading your schedule though – advice!

    • John T says:

      Hi Tammi–I sent you a direct link to the file via email. Sorry you had trouble! Let me know if you have any trouble with it. Thanks for asking 🙂

  18. John T says:

    Hello hybridders–I finally published an X3 T25 Hybrid that includes both the X3 Elite workouts as well as Gamma. If you want to read what I was thinking here is the blog post: http://johntfitness.com/p90x3-elite-t25-gamma-hybrid/

  19. Brittany says:

    I appreciate the thought you put into this schedule. Which should beginner and intermediate exercise partners start with? The alpha-beta p90x3 hybrid or this one which includes gamma?

    • John T says:

      Hi Brittany, thanks for downloading the schedule and asking. Have both of you done X3 and T25 separately already? I think the straight alpha/beta hybrid with X3 would be the better option to start with because it follows the basic X3 Classic schedule primarily. Then you could follow up with the gamma hybrid.

  20. Mike Byma says:

    Thanks for putting this together John!!

    I’m at the end of week 10. I made a slight change in weeks 5-7. I found doing eccentric upper Monday and incinerator Wednesday a little too taxing on my upper body. I swapped speed 2.0 with incinerator to push it off for an extra day which helped my situation.

    This mix seemed to be the perfect balance of cardio and resistance. I would recommend it to anyone.

    I’ll be cutting it short by two weeks to start Max 30 though.

  21. Tony Basd says:

    Thanks for the P90X3 / T25 Hybrid. Im in my second week and the schedule you created is in the money. I can already feel my body changing and Cardio is great. Thanks again keep up the good work. Your awesome.

  22. Dave says:

    I’m in my last week of this hybrid, and let me say it has been AMAZING. Here in the 4th quarter my metabolism has been kicked into over drive and my body hasn’t looked this good since…ever. I can’t recommend this schedule highly enough, and can’t wait to jump in on the next program. Thanks Coach John T!

  23. Karina says:

    First off…I really like your calendar. I seen others but they don’t have the thought you clearly put into yours. I just completed x3 & I agreed with you on every point you made regarding it….especially in how much I hated MMX!
    I just completed my p90x3 & really enjoyed it. I had just gotten through a very difficult pregnancy and had no strength whatsoever. I only lost about 12 lbs but I definitely got stronger & fitter so I loved that. However I really want to lose more weight so I just ordered T25 and was set to start that on Monday. Started looking into whether I could combine both when I saw your sch. Do you think I should go a complete round of T25 befoRe I start this hybrid? I’m not a beginner in terms of x3 but I feel like one t25. I really have no idea what to expect other than its a lot more cardio. I imagine I’ll use the modifiers a lot.

    • John T says:

      Hi Karina–I’m glad you are looking forward to the schedule. Usually it is wise to do a program’s original schedule first before attempting a hybrid, that way you can experience what the celebrity trainers intended in their design. But it really depends on your goals. If you would tell me a little more about what you are trying to accomplish I’ll tell you what I think. If you can tell me your age, height, weight, and goal weight I’ll help you figure out if the hybrid is the best thing for you right now. You can either post them here or use the Contact Me link to send me a private email. Thanks!

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