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P90X2 Workout Schedule

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P90X2 Workout Schedule

P90X2 Workout Schedule

Do you need the P90X2 workout schedule? Or have you just gotten P90X2 and are totally confused with the new P90X2 workout schedule? If you’re a P90X graduate, then you’ll probably notice that there are some pretty big differences between P90X and P90X2. It can be somewhat confusing going from one schedule to the next, so I’m going break it down for you to hopefully clear up any confusion.

In this post I’ll not only breakdown the new “P90X2 workout schedule” to clear up any confusion, but I’ll also give you access to a PDF version of it so you don’t have to wrinkle and tear up your pristine copy that came with your P90X2. So read on as I give you the 411 on the P90X2 workout schedule!

What Is The P90X2 Workout Schedule?

The P90X2 workout schedule is somewhat similar to the original P90X in that it is broken up into 3 Phases and it utilizes muscle confusion to avoid you hitting a plateau. There’s also a Strength phase (Phase 2) that has the workouts laid out like that original P90X. That’s where the similarities end and the differences begin! Here’s a breakdown of the 3 phases and if you’re a P90X grad then you’ll quickly see the differences…

By the way, I’m not going to list out the workouts in each Phase here. If you want to check those out, just scroll down to the P90X2 workout schedule PDF download section.

P90X2 Phases

P90X2 Workout Schedule Phases

Phase 1 – Foundation (3 to 6 weeks)

As the name implies, this Phase is designed to focus on your foundation. It’s meant to help you build up a good solid foundation so you’re ready for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of P90X2. If you look at the P90X2 workout schedule, you’ll notice that there will be days where you’ll be doing total body workouts. So you more then likely won’t get any huge gains (as far as muscle mass if you’re trying to bulk up like I will be) during this Phase, but it’s a critical Phase to do so you’re ready for the next 2 phases.

Phase 2 – Strength (3 to 6 weeks)

If you check out the P90X2 workout schedule for this Phase, then you’ll see that it’s laid out very similar to the original P90X. The workouts are broken up into major muscle groups so you’re working 2-3 groups per workout. THIS is the phase that you’ll see the biggest gains when it comes to weight loss or increase in muscle mass.

So if your goal is to lose weight or to gain muscle mass, then you’ll want to spend more time in this Phase. Since I’ll be working to add muscle mass I will likely do this Phase for a full 6 weeks.

Phase 3 – Performance (3 to 4 weeks)

Tony Horton P90X2

Tony Horton - P90X2 Workout Schedule

In the P90X2 Fitness Guide they call this the “money” Phase. This is where you’ll be introduced to P.A.P. where you’ll be doing a series of repeated movements that are called “complexes.” Read your P90X2 Fitness Guide for more info on P.A.P. This Phase is focused on performance and looks like it’s going to be a super duper intense Phase. They recommend in the P90X2 Fitness Guide to not do this Phase too long due to the intensity level.

Recovery Week (to be done when needed)

Just like P90X, there’s a Recovery Week, but the BIG difference is that it isn’t tacked on at the end of each 3rd or 4th week like in P90X. There isn’t a “set” time that you have to do a Recovery Week, rather it’s up to you to judge based on your goals and what your body needs. Also, the Recovery Week doesn’t have to be an exact 7 days. It can be 3 days up to 10 or 12 days if you need it. Even though there isn’t a “set” time on when you have to do a Recovery Week in the P90X2 workout schedule, it’s recommend that you take some time to recover every 3 to 6 weeks.

Wait…Why Are The Phases 3 to 6 Weeks On The P90X2 Workout Schedule?

Each Phase of the P90X2 workout schedule is 3 to 6 weeks because it’s up to you how long you stick with each Phase. They wanted to leave it up to you since they realized that everyone has different goals and is at different levels of fitness. You may need to spend 6 weeks in the foundation Phase so that you build up a good solid foundation for the next 2 Phases. I may need to spend 3 or 4 weeks in the foundation Phase since I’m coming off a round of P90X (I may need longer…I’ll find out!). It’s going to be different for everyone and you need to be the judge.

[box type=”note” size=”large”]The BIGGEST advice that I can give you is to take the time to read the ENTIRE P90X2 Fitness Guide! If you’re confused about the P90X2 workout schedule and the phases, then re-read pages 16 through 18. Read them 2-3 times if you have to. These pages do a good job of explaining the Phases better then I ever could.[/box]

 

P90X2 Workout Schedule PDF Download

If you’re like me, then you don’t want your original P90X2 workout schedule to get all ripped up from use and abuse. Here’s the P90X2 workout schedule as a PDF download. Just right click the image below, select Save As, and save it somewhere that you’ll find it on your computer-

P90X2 Workout Schedule PDF

P90X2 Workout Schedule PDF

Step By Step Video Walk-through Of The P90X2 Workout Schedule

Check out this video for a step by step walk through of the P90X2 workout schedule-

 

 

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