P90X Exercise Routine #1 “Chest & Back”
You’ll be sweating and pumped in about 5 minutes into this one! You’ll train your body to keep going as you push hard to meet your rep goals. Get ready to do, military push ups, reverse pull ups, decline pushups, “dive bombers” and diamond push ups just to name a few! You’ll need to have your P90X Chin Up Bar, or a resistance bands and an Resistance Bands Upgrade Kit handy for the pull up moves.
P90X Exercise Routine #2 “Plyometrics”
Plyometrics is basically a combination of cardio and multidirectional jumping techniques designed to improve strength and stamina. This P90X exercise has a reputation for being one of the most challenging workouts in the program, and rightfully so! It improves your ability to run faster, jump higher, and maneuver quickly in sports like, tennis, basketball, track and field, swimming, mountain climbing, and of course traversing the day to day obstacles of every day life!
P90X Exercise Routine #3 “Shoulders & Arms”
Time to break out the resistance bands or weights, you’ll need them, as you’re going to be building those “glamour muscles” as Tony puts it! This P90X exercise is all about toning and building the arms; the biceps, triceps, forearms, and of course the shoulders! You’ll be doing “In & Out Bicep Curls”, Two-Arm Tricep Kickbacks”, Seated Two-Angle Shoulder Flys” and a whole lot more!
P90X Exercise Routine #4 “Yoga X”
If you think this is going to be a walk in the park, just ask any P90X grad what they think about Yoga X! This is a controlled body sculpting exercise that not only promotes good balance and form but also improves flexibility and coordination. The philosophy of hatha yoda, on which the program is based, is that the more you focus on the breath through each pose, the less you will notice the strain or discomfort. That’s one of the most important goals of this P90X exercise routine.
P90X Exercise Routine #5 “Legs & Back”
This routine went through immense revisions durning it’s development. Originally the pilot and test groups felt that the program was too heavy on the legs and too light on everything else. With careful testing and planning, Legs & Back was finally perfected. While the main focus of this exercise is on the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves, there’s also a handful of good old-fashioned pull-ups to give your legs a much deserved break while you work the upper body.
P90X Exercise Routine #6 “Kempo X”
P90X is all about diversity, after all, that’s what Muscle Confusion is based on, and Muscle Confusion is the key training science behind the entire system. Kenpo X brings in a fast paced cardiovascular self-defense workout to the table. Kenpo karate started with native Hawaiian Ed Parker Sr., who studied under martial arts master William Chow and Lau Bon. It’s a combination of martial art forms that originated in China, India, and Asia. It was the first American system of martial arts. Kenpo X is a high-intensity P90X exercise that incorporates explosive combinations to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and stamina. By the way, it’s a ton of fun too!
P90X Exercise Routine #7 “X Stretch”
Flexibility training can often be overlooked. In the end it actually enables you to reach a higher level of athleticism. The reason that most people aren’t that flexible is due the simple fact that they don’t work at it! Why is X Stretch a crucial P90X exercise? Because being flexible will help prevent injury. It only stands to reason that the more you contract your muscles the more you need to stretch them back out.
P90X Exercise Routine #8 “Core Synergistics”
When it comes to maximizing your P90X results, the Core Synergistics routine is critical. This exercise works multiple muscle groups to build and support the core muscles, while at the same time conditioning your body from head to toe. The important role that the core muscles play in everyday activities is often overlooked. This is one P90X exercise that must be taken seriously.
P90X Exercise Routine #9 “Chest Shoulders & Triceps”
It’s all about the upper body. You’ll be doing “Chair Dips”, “Side-To-Side Push-Ups”, “Floor Flys” and just about every other imaginable upper body exercise under the sun. If there was ever a time to “Bring It” this is it!
P90X Exercise Routine #10 “Back & Biceps”
Got your ticket to the gun show? Well you’ll be the star! Want to build those jaw-dropping biceps known as “guns” in the weight training world? This P90X exercise will do just that! It also does wonders for women who just want to tighten and give definition to their back and upper arms. Get ready for a whole bunch of pulls and curls.
P90X Exercise Routine #11 “Cardio X”
Aerobic means “with oxygen.” Cardiovascular endurance relates to your body’s ability to efficiently transport oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to working muscles. When training for strength gains, it’s important to keep cardio work under control or you could actually experience strength loss! You’ll sweat, get the blood pumping, and burn a ton of calories in the process!
P90X Exercise Routine #12 “Ab Ripper X”
In spite of what pop culture would have us believe, showing off your 6-pack is the least important reason for doing ab and core work. The muscles of your midsection are a crucial power source, it’s where you transmit force between your upper and lower body. The variety of movements in this P90X exercise, leaves no muscle untouched! It’s extreme work that’s better than any machine in any club.